NANO DAP (LIQUID) PLANT (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 – Agriculture)

News-CRUX-10     26th October 2023        
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Context: Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation of India, recently inaugurated IFFCO's Nano DAP (Liquid) Plant at Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Nano DAP (Liquid) Plant

  • Establishment: 2023.
  • Established by: Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO )
  • Place: Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • It is India’s first liquid nano-ammonia phosphate (DAP) plant.
  • Nano liquid DAP fertilizeris is a concentrated phosphate-based fertilizer.
  • DAP is the second most consumed fertilizer in the country after urea.
  • It provides phosphorus nutrition throughout the crop growth and development cycle.
Advantages
  • Diammonium phosphate (DAP) is the most globally utilized phosphorus fertilizer, with a significant impact on India's fertilizer sector.
  • The introduction of Nano-DAP is poised to reduce India's expenditure on fertiliser imports.
  • It is anticipated to play a role in reducing the annual subsidies allocated to non-urea fertilisers.

Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO )

  • About: IFFCO, registered as a Multistate Cooperative Society, is a significant fertilizer cooperative federation in India.
  • It stands as one of the largest cooperative societies in India, and it is entirely owned by Indian Cooperatives.
  • Founded: in 1967
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
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