NFL launches mobile soil testing labs facility for farmers
The labs are state of the art and have been equipped with the latest technology used in soil testing.
The state-owned producer of chemical fertilisers, organic fertilisers and industrial chemicals, the National Fertilisers Limited have launched five mobile Soil Testing Soil Labs that will provide door to door soil testing for the farmers. The facility will be provided free of cost to the farmers.
The service was launched by Virendra Nath Datt, Chairman and Managing Director of the company, he was appointed on 4th June replacing Manoj Mishra. The directors and senior officials were also present. The lab was launched from the premise of the NFL Corporate office in Noida.
According to the NFL, these labs are state of the art and have been equipped with the latest technology used in soil testing. The equipment tests soil for micro and macronutrients and will analyse it.
The labs will not only test the soil but will also provide information to the farmers through and Audio Visual system installed in the lab. The videos will educate farmers on different agricultural topics.
Apart from these, the NFL has also six different soil testing labs in different parts of the country. These labs have tested 25000 samples in 2019-20. The NFL is a Mini Ratna company of the Indian Government.
Apart from soil testing the company has five gas based Ammonia Urea based plants in the country and has also four Research and Development centres in Nangal, Panipat, Bhatinda, Vijaipur and it is also the manufacturer of the famous KISAN brand of fertilisers and a seed program under which it sells Kisan Beej.