IEP Chandigarh, August 19
Haryana Cooperation and Public Health Engineering Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said that nano urea is the future of modern farming. Minister, Dr. Banwari Lal said India needs another green revolution in the form of natural farming under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which aims to ensure the highest value addition to farmers and protect farmlands from degradation. Public Health Engineering Minister Dr. Banwari Lal was speaking at a seminar on the topic ‘Importance of nano fertilizers in crop production’ organized by IFFCO in Rewari on Saturday. He added that the government is also working for land conservation and other economic and health related benefits from liquid nano fertilizers. For the economic upliftment of the farmers, the government gives a subsidy of Rs. 2,700 per bag on urea. Dr. Banwari Lal said the nano urea plant will provide multi-dimensional benefits to the agricultural economy. He said the plant will play a vital role to reduce imports of fertilizers and make India self-reliant in the field of fertilizers. The Minister also added that the nano urea will also help conserve the nutrients of the soil and ensure judicious use of fertilisers. He further said that all these problems can be overcome by the use of Nano Urea as 500 ml of liquid Nano Urea provides Nitrogen equal to one sack of Urea to the crops. Dr. Banwari Lal said that excessive exposure to urea can also lead to serious diseases like cancer, that’s why farmers are appealed to use nano urea to protect their land. Efforts are also being made to make the process of spraying Nano Urea accessible to the farmers through drones. Drones should be easily available to farmers and cooperatives at affordable prices. Work is also being done on this. The Cooperation Minister said that prosperity through cooperation has a huge contribution in the country’s GDP. Along with increasing employment, co-operatives can also bring unexpected increases in profits. Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi’s dream of making a self-reliant India can also be realized through cooperatives. Dr. Banwari Lal said that the process of computerizing all 751 Primary Agriculture Credit Societies (PACS) of Haryana is almost complete. This will bring transparency in the department and all the packs will become multi-useful. With this, the products of Hafed, Dairy and Sugarfed will also be available to the citizens through packs and employment opportunities will also increase. On this occasion, IFFCO Director, Sh. Vijayshankar Ravi, IFFCO Haryana Director, Sh. Yogendra Kumar, IFFCO Haryana Manager, Sh. Shamsher Singh, besides other senior officers and dignitaries were present.