What is the nano liquid DAP (di-ammonium phosphate) fertilizer?

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The Government recently approved the launch of nano liquid DAP (di-ammonium phosphate) fertilizer in India and has been notified in the Fertilizer Control Order (FCO).

About nano liquid DAP fertilizer:

  • It is a concentrated phosphate-based fertilizer.
  • It provides phosphorous nutrition throughout the crop growth and development cycle.
  • Nano-DAP is jointly manufactured by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) in association with a private player Coromandel.
  • Nano-DAP will be sold at Rs 600 per bottle of 500 ml. One bottle will be equivalent to one bag of DAP, which currently costs Rs 1,350.
  • Expected benefits:
    • DAP is the second most consumed fertilizer in the country after urea.
    • Out of the estimated annual consumption of around 10-12.5 million tonnes, local production is around 4-5 million tonnes, while the rest has to be imported.
    • Nano-DAP will help to bring down India’s fertilizer import bill.
    • It is also expected to contribute to bringing down the annual subsidy on non-urea fertilizers.

What is Fertilizer Control Order(FCO)?

  • It has been issued under the Essential Commodities Act 1955. 
  • It is administered by Department of Agriculture Cooperation, Govt. of India.
  • The FCO lays down,
    • what substances qualify for use as fertilizers in the soil;
    • product-wise specifications;
    • methods for sampling and analysis of fertilizers;
    • the procedure for obtaining a license/registration as a manufacturer/dealer in fertilizers;
    • conditions to be fulfilled for trading thereof;


Q1) What is 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).

Source: Nano-DAP included in Fertilizer Control Order paving way for early release