28 July 2021, New Delhi: National Fertilisers Limited (NFL) and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (RCF) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) for ‘transfer of technology’ of a revolutionary and game changer fertiliser Nano Urea Liquid today.
MoUs and other related agreements were signed in the presence of Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers and Health & Family Welfare Shri Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Shri Bhagwanth Khuba and senior officials of the ministry.
To enhance the adaptability of Nano Urea by farmers, technology transfer from IFFCO to public sector fertiliser companies will be achieved through these MOUs. This technology transfer will ramp up the production leading towards consistent supply resulting in faster adoption and would also result in more savings to farmers and government subsidies.
Under these agreements, IFFCO will transfer the technology of Liquid Nano Urea to NFL and RCF. In the near future, NFL and RCF will establish new Nano Urea production plants to increase the supply of Nano Urea to farmers of the country. Shri Mandaviya said that signing of these MoUs shows the commitment of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi led Government towards serving the interest of ‘Annadata’ (farmers) of the country and making the country ‘Atma Nirbhar’ in fertilizers.
He also said, “Nano Urea made by IFFCO has the potential to prove to be a game changer for agriculture in the country. India has become the first country globally to start commercial production of Nano Urea.”
Emphasizing the financial aspect of the Nano urea, Shri Mandaviya said that apart from direct savings, transportation cost will also come down. The storage of Nano urea will also be easy for the farmers. Direct financial savings, reduction in transportation cost and better production will increase the income of the farmers.
Highlighting the importance of these MoUs Shri Mandaviya said, “The biggest challenge for any game changer technology is adoption on a larger scale by common masses. Nano urea is facing the same challenge. Nano urea is a revolutionary product, but the faster the common farmers of the country adopt it, the sooner we will see its positive effect and the sooner we will be able to move towards ‘complete AatmaNirbharta’ in the agriculture sector.