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Amino Protein from Cow urine to boost crop production

Monika Mondal
Monika Mondal

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GNFC) will market amino protein under brand name “Narmada Amino Protein”. Gujarat based chemical and fertilizer major has joined hands with Bhartiya Harit Khadi Gramodaya Sansthan (BHKGS) for this unique initiative. GNFC’s Narmada Amino Protein is a mixture of amino acids with total amino acid mixture greater than 13% and will provide balanced nutrition of amino acids and trace elements obligatory for extensive root & shoots development of plants. This will further optimise metabolism, increased flower & fruit setting and thereby higher crop yields with improved quality and increased shelf life of produce.

GNFC’s Narmada Amino Protein will be beneficial for the growth of cereals, pulses, oilseeds, cotton, vegetables, fruits and plantation crops. The product is quite convenient to use by simply mixing 1.5- 2.0 litre per acre in 200-250 litre water and applied through foliar spray or through drip irrigation. BHKGS which has an amino acid plant at Khanwan in Bihar will produce amino protein from cow urine and human hair which will be marketed by GNFC across India through its 15000+ well established fertilizer distribution network and also through GNFC’s own Narmada Khedut Sahay Kendra (NKSK).

 Shri Giriraj Singh, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in the Government of India launched the product in Delhi. Addressing at the occasion he lauded the efforts of GNFC and BHKGS, for its potential to provide employment opportunities to rural farmers and cattle owners. There are several benefits of using amino protein made from cow urine such as considerable effect on the vegetative growth at different concentrations, greener alternative to synthetic chemicals which are expensive and pose potential danger to the farmers, marketers, consumers, and environment. Moreover cow urine being readily available is a much cheaper raw material compared to chemicals used conventionally to produce amino proteins. On this occasion Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, IAS MD, GNFC said “This effort will help in realising Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of doubling farmers income by 2022”.

About GNFC Ltd:-

Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited. (GNFC), is a joint sector enterprise promoted by the Government of Gujarat and the Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC). It was set up in Bharuch, Gujarat in 1976. After establishment of GNFC, this underdeveloped area has witnessed tremendous growth in all parameters. GNFC started its manufacturing and marketing operations by setting up the world's largest single-stream ammonia-urea fertilizer complexes. Over the next few years, GNFC successfully commissioned different projects - in fields as diverse as chemicals, fertilizers and electronics. Since inception, GNFC has worked towards extensive growth as a corporation, growth which respects the environment and springs from the progressive vision of GNFC. GNFC today has extended its profile much beyond fertilizers through a process of horizontal integration. GNFC is also into Chemicals/Petrochemicals, Energy Sector, and Information Technology. It is now a proud member of elite club of top 500 companies in India.

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