Gandhinagar, 13 December 2021
Only 25 percent of the nitrogen-urea fertilizer applied by the farmers in the field is used. 75% of urea is wasted. Every year 5 to 6 thousand crore nitrogen chemicals are used. 75% of which goes to waste. Agricultural crops use only 25% of the fertilizer used. The rest of the chemicals go underground. Gets lost in the rain and gets blown away in the wind. It literally means that 1250 crores are spent and 3750 crores urea flows along with the water. If all fertilizers are considered wasted, then Rs 20,000 crore is wasted in the use of chemical fertilizers worth Rs 25,000 crore annually.
The subsidy on urea has been increased from Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000. Ravi subsidy of Rs 28,000 crore is given in the country during the Ravi season. 40-50 thousand manure per farmer becomes useless
Urea fertilizer was available in 2017 at the rate of Rs 295/- per kg. 11 years ago the price of DAP was Rs 630 per bag. The Modi government had drastically increased the price of fertilizers, including DAP and NPK, by Rs 900 per 50 kg in 2021. Presently the actual cost of DAP fertilizer is 2400.
One million tonnes of urea is used in Gujarat. The government gives a subsidy of Rs 3,000 crore. Thus, farmers in Gujarat use urea worth Rs 6,000 crore.
As of 2013, urea accounted for 64% of the total fertilizer consumption during the Kharif season. In Gujarat, farmers use 500 kg of chemical fertilizers per hectare. The consumption in 2010-11 was 19.39 lakh tonnes. Fertilizer rainfall in Gujarat has now come down to 13.42 lakh tonnes in 2012-13. It fell again to 1 million tonnes in 2019-20. India uses 500 lakh tonnes of fertilizers every year.
The people of Gujarat have given many great gifts to the world in the field of agriculture. It also gifted nano urea to farmers around the world last year. Indian Farmers Fertilizers Co-Operative Limited – IFFCO has developed Nano Liquid Fertilizer at IFFCO Nano Biotechnology Research Center in Kalol, Gujarat. is cheap. The price of Nano Liquid Urea 500 ml is Rs 240.
Used in 11 thousand farms
The experiments were conducted on the farms of 11,000 farmers and organizations. Tested on 94 such crops. The product was tested in 20 institutes of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). It was used scientifically in the agricultural universities of Gujarat state. It has been launched in the market after experimenting on 43 crops in Krishi Vigyan Kendras. A total of 94 agricultural crops were tested in each season. About 11,000 farms were covered.
Production starts from June 2021
Liquid urea has been developed for the first time in the world at the Nano Biotechnology Research Center. The product was presented at the 50th General Meeting of IFFCO. Production started from June 2021.
Urea consumption will decrease
A bottle of 500 ml urea contains 40,000 ppm of nitrogen. Which will provide as much nitrogen nutrient as a normal urea bag. Consumption will be reduced by 50 percent. There will be a saving of Rs 3,000 crore for the government and farmers. Urea fertilizer is being used indiscriminately. Get rid of the problem This will be a huge benefit to the government, which has to give a subsidy of Rs 3,000 crore.
Agricultural production may increase by 50 lakh tonnes
The state has 98 lakh hectares of land under cultivation. In which about 500 lakh tonnes of agricultural production is produced in Gujarat. If an 8% increase in production and 2% cost savings are considered, the production could increase to 5 million tonnes.
The quality of ground water will improve. Production will increase by 8 percent. 94 crop trials showed an average yield increase of 8%. The quality of agricultural produce improves. The cost of cultivation is reduced. Urea is 10% cheaper than fertilizer. So the income of the farmers will increase. Rich in nutrients, there will be reduction in groundwater and air pollution. Can reduce global warming. Strengthens the crop. Makes crops healthy. Prevents vertical crop from falling horizontally in the field. Consumption will be 50% less as compared to existing urea.
Can be given with water in winter crops. It is diluted in water. There is no cost of transportation to the farmers. The cost of a logistic warehouse will also come down. Instead of 50 kg sack of urea, half a liter of nano urea is used.
Farmers will use it this year. If they think it is good and cheap, then from next year onwards the demand will increase so much that the government subsidy will be saved.
At present there is a shortage of 5 lakh tonnes of urea in Gujarat.
Lakhs of tonnes of urea are lying in the field. Which can be realized from this link.
Urea – Tons of Nitrogen Used in Gujarat
323010 in Central Gujarat
South Gujarat 126951
North Gujarat 291083
Based on the average of the years 2010 to 2014-15 by 3 scientists of Junagadh Agricultural University.
Scam of crores will stop
Neem oil coated urea is being used for 7 years. So that subsidized urea is not used in factories. However, 3 factories in Gujarat were confiscated where neem coated urea was processed and made for use in factories. There are many such factories in Gujarat. In which crores of rupees are spent every year on urea. In this way, out of Rs 6,000 crore urea, Rs 300 crore scam could have been saved.
very cheap urea
Dip a piece of copper or a copper spoon in two kg of curd, cover it and keep it in the shade for 8 to 15 days. which is used as urea. Cultivation of this curd saves 95% of the cost. Agricultural production increases by at least 15 percent.