30 March 2022, New Delhi: Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare (DA&FW) has provisionally notified Nano Urea as Nano Nitrogen Fertilizers in Fertilizer Control Order, 1985.
As per the 11,000 field trials 94 crops conducted across India by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) KVKs, the application of Nano Urea results into better crop productivity cited Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mr. Bhagwanth Khuba in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.
Two Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSUs) namely National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) and Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited (RCF) have also signed MoUs with IFFCO for transfer of technology for setting up nano urea plants at Nangal (Punjab) and Trombay (Maharashtra), respectively.
Department has also issued guidelines for development of entrepreneurs for drone spraying of liquid fertilizers. Use of Nano Urea is promoted through different activities such as awareness camps, webinars, street show, field demonstrations, farmer gatherings and films in regional languages etc.