India is 2nd biggest consumer, 3rd biggest producer of fertilizers: PM Modi

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Gandhinagar (Gujarat), May 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28 inaugurated the Nano Urea (Liquid) Plant constructed at IFFCO, Kalol, at 'Sahakar Se Samriddhi' programme in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. While addressing the inaugural event, Prime Minister said, “India is the 2nd biggest consumer of fertilizers and 3rd biggest producer of fertilizer. 7-8 years ago, the majority of urea could not reach our farms and was destroyed due to black marketing. Urea factories were shut because of a lack of new technologies.” “After the formation of our govt in 2014, we did 100 per cent neem coating of urea. This ensured that the farmers of the country got enough urea. We did the work of restarting 5 closed fertilizer factories in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha and Telangana. Factories in UP and Telangana have even started the production. The remaining 3 will very soon start the production,” he added.

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