Government Updates Fertilizer Control Order To Add New Categories and Nano Fertilizers

The Central Government has amended the Fertiliser (Inorganic, Organic or Mixed) (Control) Order, 1985, introducing new fertilizer categories and revising nano fertilizer specifications. This notification was published on April 24, 2024.

The key aspects of this notification are as follows:

I. New Fertilizer Categories:

  • Sulphur 90% (Dispersable Granule)
  • NPK Si Ca Mg fertilizer blends with specific nutrient ratios
  • NPKSi Ca B fertilizer blends with specific nutrient ratios
  • Sulphur with Zinc (Granule)
  • Urea Ammonium Sulphate (liquid)
  • Potassium Nitrate with Iodine (Beneficial Element Fertilizer)

II. Nano Fertilizer Specifications:

  • Introduced new categories for Nano Zinc and Nano Copper fertilizers.

Expected Benefits:

  • The introduction of new fertilizer categories provides farmers with more options to address specific soil nutrient deficiencies.
  • Inclusion of micronutrients like Zinc and Copper in nano form could potentially improve nutrient uptake by plants.

Overall, the amendments aim to:

  • Improve fertilizer availability and cater to diverse crop nutrient requirements.
  • Encourage innovation and responsible development in the nano fertilizer sector.