Sri Lanka receives first consignment of Nano Nitrogen Liquid Fertilizer from India

Sri Lanka has received the first consignment of non-harmful Nano Nitrogen liquid fertiliser from India on October 20, 2021.

Key Facts

  • Of all, India sent 3.1 million litres of high quality non-harmful Nano Nitrogen liquid fertiliser.
  • The fertilizer will help Sri Lanka in the cultivation of maize and paddy.

Background

  • Sri Lanka imported the Nano Nitrogen liquid fertiliser, after Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa decided to stop chemical fertilizer imports.
  • President took this decision in May 2021 which sparked anger and widespread protests in farmland districts of the Island country.

Nano Nitrogen Liquid Fertiliser

  • Nano Nitrogen Liquid Fertilizer was developed by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO), with the objective of addressing imbalanced and excessive use of conventional Urea.
  • It has been developed indigenously, for the first time in the world.
  • It was developed at Nano Biotechnology Research Centre (NBRC) of IFFCO at Kalol, Gujarat by means of a proprietary patented technology.

Nano Urea (Liquid)

It is a source of nitrogen and a major essential nutrient that are required for proper growth and development of plants. Nitrogen is a key constituent of amino acids, genetic materials, enzymes, energy transfer compounds and photosynthetic pigments in a plant. Usually, in a healthy plant, nitrogen content is present in the range of 1.5 to 4%. Application of Nano Urea (Liquid) at critical crop growth stages of the plant fulfils its nitrogen requirement and increases its productivity and quality as compared to conventional urea.

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