TERI and Chambal Fertilisers Introduce 'Uttam Pranaam': A revolutionary step towards Sustainable Farming

April 22, 2024
Uttam Pranaam

Bhatinda, April 22, 2024: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in collaboration with Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited, launched ‘Uttam Pranaam’ – Bio nano Phosphorous, a significant product towards fostering self-reliance in the agricultural sector on Monday. ‘Uttam Pranaam’, an innovative solution that not only aligns with the PM-PRANAM programme's emphasis on nano-fertilisers but also embodies the spirit of indigenous innovation and sustainability. TERI's commitment to enhancing agricultural productivity while ensuring environmental safety resonates with the vision of an Atmanirbhar Bharat, where farmers have access to cutting-edge technologies for sustainable and profitable farming practices.

Collaboration brings forth bio nano Phosphorous fertiliser, promising enhanced productivity, reduced environmental impact, and empowerment for farmers nationwide

Nano fertilisers with their tiny size improve plant uptake and nutrient assimilation by up to 95%. By reducing the use of conventional fertilisers up to 25-30%, nano fertilisers enhance the crop yield and resistance to stress.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Vibha Dhawan, Director General, TERI, said, “These fertilisers will help to reduce the GHG emissions which are adversely impacting the environment. Green fertilisers are an alternative that the world is looking for, and nano fertilisers offer this opportunity. TERI is proud to have come up with a product that will help the planet reduce the GHG emissions.”

Mr Ashish Srivastava, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited, unveiled the product highlighting, “Uttam Pranaam is not just a fertiliser; it's a game-changer. Its biologically safe formulation doesn't just reduce energy consumption, it revolutionizes it. By significantly slashing transportation costs, this innovation becomes more than just cost-effective; it becomes the catalyst for empowerment in the hands of our farmers.”

Bio nano Phosphorous has been developed by Dr Pushplata Singh and her team from TERI's Deakin Nano Biotechnology centre. The launch of the Bio nano Phosphorous, under the brand name, ‘Uttam Pranaam’, launched in Bhatinda, Punjab, marks a significant milestone in agricultural innovation. As Punjab boasts a progressive farming community, this launch serves as a beacon of hope and opportunity for farmers nationwide. It sets a precedent for the adoption of advanced agricultural technologies across the country, promising increased productivity, sustainability, and prosperity for farming communities nationwide.

TERI also inaugurated a new facility for production of Bio nano fertiliser. With a capacity of 40 lac litre per annum, the facility is one of its kind where nano fertilisers would be produced using a biological process and a disruptive fermentation technology. The capacity can easily be scalable to 2 crore litre per annum within just a short period of 3 months. The facility was inaugurated by Dr Dhawan and her team from TERI, accompanied by Mr Vinay Pal Jain, Managing Director, Hindustan Rasayan Private Limited. The launch of 'Uttam Pranaam' Bio nano Phosphorous fertiliser by TERI and Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited marks a transformative step towards sustainable agriculture, echoing India's commitment to innovation and self-reliance in the agricultural sector.

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