About Nano Urea

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Overview:

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd (IFFCO) recently said it has signed an agreement with California-based Kapoor Enterprises Inc for export of nano liquid urea to the US.

About Nano Urea:

  • It is a nanotechnology-based revolutionary Agri-input that provides nitrogen to plants.
  • It is developed and patented by the Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO).
  • IFFCO Nano Urea is the only nano fertilizer approved by the Government of India and included in the Fertilizer Control Order (FCO).
  • Features:
    • Compared to conventional urea prill, Nano Urea has a desirable particle size of about 20-50 nm and more surface area (10,000 times over 1 mm urea prill) and number of particles (55,000 nitrogen particles over 1 mm urea prill).
    • It contains 4.0 % total nitrogen (w/v).
  • Benefits:
    • It is produced by an energy-efficient, environment-friendly production process with less carbon footprints.
    • Increased availability to crop by more than 80%, resulting in higher nutrient use efficiency.
    • It is expected to improve crop productivity, soil health, and nutritional quality of produce and address the "imbalanced and excessive use" of conventional fertilizer.

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO):

  • It is India’s largest multi-state cooperative society that is entirely owned by Indian cooperatives.
  • IFFCO is primarily engaged in the production and distribution of fertilizers.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

 


Q1) What is Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO)?

It is India’s largest multi-state cooperative society that is entirely owned by Indian cooperatives. IFFCO is primarily engaged in the production and distribution of fertilizers.

Source: IFFCO signs agreement for export of nano liquid urea to US