|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Jan 21: Director Agriculture Production & Farmers Welfare, Jammu, KK Sharma flagged off IFFCO Nano Urea Publicity Van from Krishi Bhawan, Talab Tillo Jammu here today. This Publicity Van will cover all districts of Jammu division creating awareness and widespread publicity regarding benefits of IFFCO Nano Urea.
Those present on the occasion included Joint Director Agriculture (Inputs), A. S. Reen, Joint Director (Farms), Rajinder Sharma, DD (Central), R. K. Hatashi, Agronomist (Vegetables), J. C. Raina, Agriculture Chemist, Aman Jyoti Sharma besides UT Marketing Manager IFFCO, Joginder Paul Metha, Field Officer Jammu, Vivek Verma and Field Officer Kashmir, Showkat Bhat.
Speaking on the occasion, Director Agriculture outlined that use of nano urea will help in increasing the farmers income by reducing the input cost and enhancing the quality of farm produce besides being eco friendly. Director informed that half litre bottle of nano urea has equal impact when compared to a bag of urea from effectiveness prospective. He said nano urea is convenient in storage and transportation to difficult terrains besides having higher shelf life of one year.
Representative of IFFCO Nano Urea appraised that nano urea is available at all fertilizer retailer points of Jammu Division at MRP of Rs 240 per bottle which is 10% less of the conventional urea.
Additionally it was informed that small particle size of nano urea increases availability of nitrogen to crops up to 75%. Further it helps in maintaining soil health and reducing water and air pollution. Being non subsidy product Nano Urea will go long way in achieving sustainable development goals in the field of future agriculture.