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Gujarat to import water soluble fertilizers from China

Posted on : 22 Jan 2020

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  • In a bid to encourage use of high-grade agri-inputs, the Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation (GAIC) has launched imported water-soluble fertilisers in Ahmedabad.
  • The state agency, which promotes agro-based industries in Gujarat, has already imported 300 tonnes of water-soluble fertilizers from China.
  • GAIC's role will be to import, package and sell the imported water-soluble fertilisers to the farmers through its network of dealers across the State.
  • The new-generation fertilizers will be sold in the market under its brand - 'AGRO'. It also plans to launch customised grades of stage-specific and crop-specific fertilizers.
  • The emphasis is on the need for precision agriculture and use of high-grade agri-inputs for improving the yield and quality for better remuneration.
  • Gujarat has become a front-runner State in terms of area under drip irrigation system. The use of water-soluble fertilizers will be the next step for precision agriculture and to produce fruits and vegetables matching global standards.
  • GAIC is nodal agency for the Government of Gujarat for promoting development of the agricultural industry and agro-based products.
  • According to the GAIC official, water soluble fertilisers from China were the cheapest and this grade of fertilisers was not being manufactured by state-run fertiliser companies like the GSFC (Gujarat State Fertilisers & Chemicals Limited).

Article Related Questions

  1. In a bid to encourage use of high grade agri inputs, the Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation (GAIC) has launched imported water-soluble fertilisers; consider the following statements regarding it
    1.The facility has been launched in the coastal area of Jamnagar.
    2.Water-soluble fertilizers are been imported from Japan which is the leading producer.
    3.Gujarat has become a front-runner State in terms of area under drip irrigation system.
    Which of the following statements is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 and 2 only

    2.2 only

    3.3 only

    4.1, 2 and 3

    Right Ans : 3 only

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