The nano urea and nano DAP introduced by IFFCO will help farmers adopt natural farming without compromising on production, Union cooperation minister Amit Shah has said.
He was speaking after inaugurating a nano DAP (diammonium phosphate liquid ) manufacturing plant at the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited’s (IFFCO) unit at Kalol in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar district on Tuesday. It is the world’s first such plant, IFFCO said in a statement.
When a list of the biggest experiments in the field of agriculture will be prepared ten years from now, I can say with certainty that IFFCO’s nano urea and nano DAP will find a place in it,” he said.
The need of the hour was to reduce the use of urea and move towards natural farming, the Union minister added.
If you want to move towards natural farming without reducing the production for three years (period needed to prepare the soil for such farming), then use nano urea and nano DAP, Shah said.
Nano urea does not percolate into the ground, and hence it does not harm earthworms, an important part of the natural farming system, he said.