GSFC launches domestic liquid fertilizer in HP
The GSFC has introduced five products in Himachal Pradesh including liquid boronated calcium nitrate, calcium nitrate, nutri plus, ammonium sulphate and boronated calcium to facilitate the farmers and horticulturists of the State
Image caption: Himachal Pradesh CM launches domestic liquid boronated calcium nitrate fertilizer
Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur has recently launched the domestic liquid boronated calcium nitrate fertilizer, a joint venture of HIMFED and Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC) under ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ on 19th November 2020. The GSFC has introduced five products in Himachal Pradesh including liquid boronated calcium nitrate, calcium nitrate, nutri plus, ammonium sulphate and boronated calcium to facilitate the farmers and horticulturists of the State.
Speaking on the occasion, the CM congratulated the GSFC for introducing the liquid boronated calcium nitrate fertilizer in the country which was earlier being imported from other countries. He said that liquid fertilizer was a new concept that would help the farming community as this fertilizer would be prepared as per the requirements of different areas of the country.
Jai Ram Thakur further added that the fertilizer friendship between GSFC and HIMFED would prove beneficial to the farmers and increase production. He said that the State has over Rs 4000 crore economy of apple and these fertilizers would specifically benefit the apple growers. He stressed the need to make awareness about these products to achieve maximum benefits.
Chief Managing Director of GSFC Arvind Aggarwal said that “The agreement between GSFC and HIMFED would give a new dimension to horticulture and agriculture sectors in Himachal Pradesh. He said that GSFC has started in-house production of calcium nitrate and boronated calcium nitrate which were earlier being imported to the country.”
He added that “GSFC would provide fertilizers amounting to Rs 20 crore to Himachal Pradesh during current financial year and fertilizers amounting to Rs 31 crore during next financial year.”