In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday flagged off the first consignment of Nano Urea (Liquid) from Kalol area of Gujarat, through virtual mode.
Mr Sinha expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for encouraging the agricultural scientists and farmers for the last many years, to reduce the use of urea.
The Lt Governor also congratulated Dr. U. S. Awasthi, Managing Director, (Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Ltd) IFFCO and his entire team for developing the world’s first Liquid Nano Urea, which will enhance crop yield, protect crops from seasonal damage while maintaining soil quality.
He said that the historic initiative is aimed at saving the environment and keeping the soil of the agricultural fields fertile.
It was informed that 15,000 bottles of Liquid Nano Urea are leaving Kalol, Gujrat for the farmers of Jammu and Kashmir.
Out of this, 7500 bottles will be distributed to the Jammu division and 7500 to the farmers of Kashmir division.
The total consignment of liquid nano-urea will be equivalent to 675 metric tonnes of conventional urea.
The Lt Governor observed that with the introduction of Liquid Nano Urea to the farmers of the Union Territory, J&K’s agriculture sector can contribute to Prime Minister’s campaign for self-reliant India.