27th October, 2021, Mumbai
The ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the M/s Devdhar Chemicals Private Limited, Pune, Maharashtra (Incubatee) for “Evaluation of ICAR-CIRCOT Nano-sulphur as Fertilizer and Pesticide” today.
Dr. (Smt.) Sujata Saxena, Director, ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai and Smt. Ritika Devdhar, Joint Managing Director, M/s Devdhar Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Pune signed the MoU on the behalf of their respective organizations.
Dr. (Smt.) Saxena briefed about the Institute’s nanotechnology related research & development activities. She emphasized that the nano-sulphur application will improve the crop growth, enhance absorption of major plant nutrients, reduce fertilizer losses and result in increased crop yield.
Shri Devdhar stated that it is pertinent to act seriously and create awareness to reduce the unscrupulous fertilizer application.
As per the MoU, the ICAR-CIRCOT will supply the Nano-Sulphur and M/s. Devdhar Chemicals Private Limited will evaluate its efficiency in the different field crops (Onion, Groundnut, Garlic and Sunflower) and analyze its effects on the post-harvest quality parameters of the various crops.
(Source: ICAR-Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, Mumbai, Maharashtra)