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Amul Dairy Signs MoU with Anand Agricultural University for Liquid Biofertilizer Tech

AAU and Amul Dairy will collaborate to effectively transfer liquid biofertilizer technology to reduce the usage of chemical fertilizers in agriculture.

Binita Kumari
Amul Dairy, Anand, Gujrat
Amul Dairy, Anand, Gujrat

Anand Agricultural University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the transfer of liquid biofertilizer technology, which helps farmers reduce their reliance on chemical fertilizers. Dr. MK Jhala, director of research and dean of postgraduate studies, and Amit Vyas, managing director of Dairy, signed the MoU in the presence of AAU vice-chancellor Dr. K B Kathiria. 

AAU and Amul Dairy will collaborate to effectively transfer liquid biofertilizer technology to reduce the usage of chemical fertilizers in agriculture.

"It is by Prime Minister Modi's commitment to serving the interests of Indian farmers and making Indian agriculture 'Atma Niobrara by promoting eco-friendly products," according to an AAU announcement.

According to Jhala, the MoU is intended to promote not just the market and business of low-cost, reliable, and demand-driven liquid biofertilizer manufacturing, but also effective technology transmission to change farmers' mindsets about using chemical fertilizers excessively.

The biggest barrier to any game-changing technology is mass adoption, according to Ramsinh Parmar, chairman of Amul Dair.

"The global brand value of Amul and AAU will undoubtedly operate as the most active catalyst to safeguard the larger interests of the farmers and the environment," Katherine said.

About AAU: Anand Agricultural University (AAU) is located between the towns of Vadodara and Ahmedabad in the western Indian state of Gujarat. This was originally the Gujarat Agricultural University's Anand Campus, which is now independant. Agriculture, veterinary science and animal husbandry, and dairy science are the three constituent colleges.

The university's jurisdiction includes the districts of Kheda, Anand, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Dahod, and Panchmahal. It was founded to assist farmers with education in fields like as agriculture, horticulture, engineering, information technology, and business studies.

Gujarat Agricultural University, which was founded in 1938 by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and K.M Munsi by combining Krushi-Go-Vidhya Bhavan or the Institute of Agriculture, was originally known as Anand Agricultural University. In 1972, the institute was renamed Khetiwadi and became part of Gujarat Agricultural University.

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