Coromandel unveils nano fertiliser plant at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh
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Coromandel unveils nano fertiliser plant at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh

The new nano fertilizer plant is designed using energy-efficient technologies and has fully automated production line

  • By ICN Bureau | June 10, 2024

Coromandel International Limited, India's leading agri solutions provider, unveiled state-of-the-art Nano Fertiliser plant at its Kakinada complex in Andhra Pradesh yesterday. The plant was inaugurated by Sankarasubramanian S, Executive Director, Nutrient Business, in the presence of the company's senior leadership team and key channel partners from across the country.

Coromandel's Kakinada unit produces a wide range of NPK grades with annual capacity of 2 million MT of fertilisers and caters to the needs of farming community across India. With the commissioning of the new nano facility at its Kakinada complex, Coromandel has forayed into new generation fertilisers, which have the potential to revolutionise Indian agriculture.

The new nano fertilizer plant is designed using energy-efficient technologies and has fully automated production line including robotic arm for bottling operations. It has capacity to produce 1 crore bottles of Nano fertilisers per annum and can be scaled up for higher volumes besides producing multiple range of Nano fertilisers.

Coromandel has developed Nano fertilisers like nano DAP and nano urea through its in-house Research and Development center at IIT Bombay-Monash Research Academy. The nano-sized fertiliser particles ensure optimal nutrient delivery and absorption by the plants and have the potential to replace the conventional fertilisers while also increasing the crop yield.

The company markets Nano fertilisers under the brand name of "Gromor Nano DAP" and "Gromor Nano Urea". This environment-friendly fertiliser has received positive response from across geographies and various crop segments, and with this encouraging response from the farming community the company has set up a comprehensive state of the art Nano fertiliser facility at Kakinada to cater to the demands across the country. It has also carried out extensive farmer field trials both its Nano Fertilisers so establish the product efficacy.

Coromandel International had also set up a Nano Technology Center at Coimbatore to focus on Nano application in agriculture and to establish quality for Nano range of products. During the launch event, the company also felicitated its key channel partners from across the country who have taken lead to make Nano DAP accessible to the farmers.

On the occasion of the Nano Fertiliser plant launch at Kakinada, Sankarasubramanian S, Executive Director, Nutrient Business, Coromandel International Ltd, said, "Coromandel's Nano Fertiliser Plant at Kakinada is a testament to its commitment and dedication to boost nutrient efficiency, reduce environmental impact, and improve the economic viability of farming in India. The government's push for Nano DAP marks a new era in Indian agriculture, where technology and sustainability go hand in hand. This innovative solution aligns with our goals of enhancing agricultural productivity and farm sustainability and we believe that Nano fertilizers will play a crucial role in shaping the future of Indian agriculture."

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