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IIFCO and IIT Delhi sign MoU for Joint Research on Nano Technology & its Applications

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
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The Indian Farmers Fertilizers Cooperative Limited’s Research & Development unit and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi had signed a MoU for Research consultancy and Knowledge transfer and collaborative projects on 20, July 2021.

Focus of this Pact:

  • This collaboration will be focused on joint research through sharing laboratories of IIT Delhi and IFFCO and providing research consultancy.

  • It will facilitate advanced research in the area of Nano Technology for futuristic applications. IFFCO scientists and engineers will work with academic research faculty and scholars of IIT Delhi in addressing challenging agricultural and environmental problems to find an innovative solution.

  • Implementation of Nano technology will also help in reducing environmental pollution while improving soil health and will also be cost effective.

IFFCO Managing Director, U.S Awasthi highlighted the need for sustainable development. He said that IFFCO always looks forward to adopting new technologies that can add value to the farmer at ground level. They also believe in creating sustainable innovative solutions to reduce the input cost of Agriculture and farming and hence increase the income of farmers and that is the reason they were able to create world’s No 1 Nano Urea liquid at IFFCO. They focus on sustainable agriculture and look for opportunities to create new solutions to reduce environmental problems.

V Ramgopal Rao, Director- IIT Delhi, while welcoming this initiative said that “Impetus to research and innovations will help in achieving modern Agriculture system, which will be beneficial for farmers of the country. IIT Delhi is happy to collaborate with IFFCO and work together on futuristic technologies of mutual interest.

 Dean, Corporate relations, IIT Delhi Anurag S. Rathore also shared his thoughts and said that it’s a matter of pride that this collaboration with IIT Delhi will benefit farmers. We look forward to some engaging work in the research areas like Nanotechnology and Material science, Chemical Engineering, Agriculture Technologies, Environmental Science and Technology, Rural Development, Data Science, Nano- bio interface and many more in due course of time.”

This collaboration can prove to be very fruitful and can give rise to effective technologies that will help the farmers of our country a lot.

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