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Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates India’s 1st Nano DAP plant

Published on October 26, 2023
Current Context: On October 24, 2023, Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated India’s first Nano Di-Ammonia Phosphate (DAP – Liquid) plant at Kalol in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates India’s 1st Nano DAP plant
  • The plant was set up by the Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) at a cost of Rs 300 crore.
  • The Nano DAP (Liquid) is a groundbreaking product that contains 8 percent nitrogen and 16 percent phosphorus.
  • This innovative liquid fertilizer is poised to replace the traditional 50 kg bags of DAP, currently priced at Rs 1,350 for farmers.
  • Union Home Minister Amit Shah emphasized that this transition will not only reduce India’s dependence on imported fertilizers but also significantly enhance the incomes of wheat, sugar, and potato farmers.
  • The Union Home Minister commended IFFCO’s modern pan-India plant setup in Kalol, which serves as an exemplary instance of the “Make in India” initiative.
  • The plant will produce approximately 42 lakh bottles of environmentally-friendly Nano DAP, benefiting farmers across the country.

Question:

Q.1 Where is India’s first Nano DAP plant located?
a. Ahmedabad, Gujarat
b. Gandhinagar, Gujarat
c. Surat, Gujarat
d. Vadodara, Gujarat
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