Minister of Cooperation inaugurated IFFCO’s Nano DAP (Liquid) plant at Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

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What is the News?

The Union Minister of Cooperation has inaugurated IFFCO’s Nano DAP (Liquid) Plant at Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

What is Nano DAP?

Nano-DAP (Di-ammonium Phosphate) is a nanotechnology-based agri-input developed by the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO).

It will have 8% nitrogen and 16% phosphorus compared to 18% nitrogen and 46% phosphorus contained in the conventional granular bag.

Comparison with conventional DAP: A 500 ml bottle of nano-DAP is equal to a 50kg bag of regular DAP. The cost of a bottle of nano-DAP is ₹600 (without subsidy) while conventional DAP is priced at ₹1,350 per bag (with fertilizer subsidy).

Patent and Royalty: IFFCO has obtained a 20-year patent for nano-urea and nano-DAP, entitling them to receive a 20% royalty for global usage of these products.

What are the benefits of Nano DAP?

Nutrient use efficiency is more than 90 percent under optimum field conditions.

Enhances Crop Growth and Quality.

It is cheaper than conventional DAP and is economical for the farmers

Reduces pollution of soil, air and water due to excessive use of phosphatic fertilizers.

Reduced production cost and increased output will also boost the annual income of Indian farmers.

It is eco friendly as nano DAP will minimally contaminate the land. 

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