Minister urged states to use indigenous Nano Urea to reduce import dependency.
Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health, Chemicals, and Fertilizers, asked State Agriculture Ministers to push the use of Indian-developed nano urea, which would assist cut nutrient imports.
Mandaviya stated at the National Conference of State Agriculture and Horticulture Ministers that nine nano urea manufacturing plants will be established by 2025 to assist replace two lakh tonnes of urea.
One bag of urea is comparable to one bottle of nano urea, which costs ₹240. Farmers are given urea bags at a heavily subsidized price of ₹266, which the government really pays ₹2,300 for.
The use of nano urea, which was created and made domestically, would assist reduce imports and attaining self-sufficiency. According to him, India, the world’s largest urea importer, accounts for around 35% of worldwide consumption.
One Fertilizer, One Nation
‘We aim to attain One Nation, One Fertiliser in the coming days under the Bharatiya Jan Urvarak Yojana, which will be launched soon,’ Mandaviya added while urging states to keep subsidized fertilizers from being diverted.
He also encouraged the states to put up their own dashboards to monitor fertilizer supply and sales, as the Centre has done through the Integrated Fertiliser Supply Management System (IFSMS) at the local level.
Arti Ahuja, the Fertiliser Secretary, stated that there was no scarcity of fertilizers in the country. Because of the current geopolitical scenario, and because many of the raw supplies come from foreign nations, there have been shipping delays and contract reneging.
However, the situation is being evaluated on a regular basis, and the farmers have not run out of fertilizer, according to her.