Gujarat to import water soluble fertilizers from China
Posted on : 22 Jan 2020Views: 1051
- 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
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?
1.1 and 2 only
4.1, 2 and 3
Right Ans : 3 only