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India will be self-reliant in production of fertilizers by 2023: Sadananda Gowda

Updated: September 14, 2020 12:15 pm

Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda has said that India will be self-reliant in the production of fertilizers by 2023. He said, under Atma Nirbhar Bharat programme new fertilizer manufacturing units are being setup with an investment of 40 thousand crore rupees in the country to reduce dependency on import.

Addressing a webinar on Self-Reliant India and Sustainable Agriculture through video conference, Mr Gowda said, recently the government has revived four urea plants in the country.

He informed that the Ministry is 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. The Minister asked farmers to use Urea judiciously as excessive use of Urea may spoil the soil health. He also advised farmers to use fertilizers according to their soil health cards.

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