‘Giant leap in agriculture’: LG flags off maiden Liquid Nano Urea consignment from Gujarat for J&K farmers

The LG said the 15,000 bottles of the newest form of fertilizer "will be equivalent to about 675 metric tonnes of conventional urea".
‘Giant leap in agriculture’: LG flags off maiden Liquid Nano Urea consignment from Gujarat for J&K farmers
The LG said that the innovative form of the fertilizer "will enhance crop yield while maintaining soil quality & protecting environment".Image source: Twitter/ @OfficeOfLGJandK

Srinagar June 8: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Tuesday virtually flagged off a maiden consignment of 15,000 liquid Nano-Urea bottles from Kalol area of Gujarat for farmers in Jammu and Kashmir saying the newest form of the chemical would "bring a new revolution in the farming sector" in the UT.

In a series of tweets this evening, LG Sinha said on his official Twitter handle that the 15,000 bottles of liquid Nano-Urea- 7500 bottles each to be distributed to both divisions of J&K- "will be equivalent to about 675 metric tonnes of conventional urea".

The LG said that the innovative form of the fertilizer "will enhance crop yield while maintaining soil quality & protecting environment".

"Taking a giant leap in agriculture sector & adopting environment friendly farming practices across the UT, today flagged off first consignment of IFFCO’s Nano Urea (Liquid) from Kalol area of Gujarat virtually.

World’s 1st Liquid Nano Urea to be introduced to Farmers of J&K, will enhance crop yield while maintaining soil quality & protecting environment, " tweeted the LG.

The LG thanked Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for encouraging agricultural scientists and farmers to reduce the use of conventional urea.

"My gratitude to the Hon’ble Prime Minister @narendramodi for encouraging agricultural scientists, farmers to reduce the use of Urea.

Historic Initiative to bring a new revolution in the farming sector of J&K, " he wrote.

LG Sinha stated the J&K administration is taking "reformative measures towards sustainable development of agriculture, horticulture sectors" saying 60,000 hectares of Basmati agricultural land was being converted into "more productive one".

"JK Government taking reformative measures towards sustainable development of agriculture, horticulture sectors. 60,000 hectares of Basmati agricultural land to be converted into more productive one, farmers to be given good quality seeds at cheaper rates, " he said in a tweet.

He further said that the J&K government will machinery worth Rs 65 crore to 30,000 farmers; Modern irrigation facilities to 25,000 farmers at a cost of Rs 91 crore.

Besides, "state-of-the-art training costing Rs 26 crore to be imparted to around 35,000 farmers for implementing new experiments in agriculture, " the LG said.

"Govt to provide machinery worth Rs 65 crore to 30,000 farmers; Modern irrigation facilities to 25,000 farmers at a cost of Rs 91 crore.

State-of-the-art training costing Rs 26 crore to be imparted to around 35,000 farmers for implementing new experiments in agriculture, " he tweeted.

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