The newly-launched nano urea liquid has higher nutrient use efficiency, which will boost crop production and increase farmers' income, the Indian Farmers' Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) said. The Prime Minister virtually inaugurated the world's first nano urea liquid plant by IFFCO near Kalol town of Gujarat's Gandhinagar district.

What

  1. The nano urea plant has been set up by IFFCO to provide farmers the means to boost productivity and help increase their income.
  2. Nano urea has higher nutrient use efficiency and aims to reduce soil, water and air pollution.
  3. The inspiration to make nano urea came of reducing the use of urea in soil. The liquid fertiliser will be sprayed on plants using drones for better results.
  4. Nano urea was indigenously developed through the proprietary technology at IFFCO's Nano Biotechnology Research Centre (NBRC) in Kalol.
  5. The first production unit at Kalol has been made with an investment of Rs 175 crore and has the capacity to produce 1.5 lakh bottles of 500 ml per day.