India to Be Self-Reliant In Fertilisers Production By 2023

  • Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers said, by 2023 India will be self-reliant in the production of fertilizers as under Atma Nirbhar Bharat programme
    • New fertilizer manufacturing units are being setup with an investment of Rs 40,000 crore in the country to reduce dependency on import.
  • Converting all fertilizer companies to gas based technology.
  • Encouraging the production of organic and Nano fertilizers in the country as they are 25 to 30 per cent cheaper and give 18 to 35 per cent higher yield and keep the soil in good health.
  • Lauded the IFFCO’s Nano experiment and called it a game changer.
  • Informed that Nano fertilizers distributed freely to 12,000 farmers and agriculture universities across the country have given positive feedback.
  • Asked farmers to use Urea judiciously as excessive use of Urea may spoil the soil health.
  • Advised farmers to use fertilizers according to their soil health cards.