GSFC Launches Fertilizers in Himachal Pradesh to Boost Apple Crops.Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited has launched three new
indigenously manufactured fertilizers namely, Liquid Boronated Calcium Nitrate (BCN), Ammonium Sulphate & Nutri+.
The products were launched by Shri Jai Ram Thakur, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh in the august presence of Shri Virender Kanwar Minister for Agriculture, Shri Suresh Bhardwaj, Minister for Co-operatives and Shri Ganesh Dutt, Chairman of HIMFED
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Jai Ram Thakur said, “Himachal’s Rs. 4,000 crore apple industry is the second-highest apple producing state in the country.
GSFC Launches Fertilizers in Himachal Pradesh to Boost Apple Crops And now, I am glad that the GSFC, promoted by the Government of Gujarat, is bringing its expertise to the apple farmers of Himachal. The fertilizers, being launched today, are formulated specially for apple plantations and will help them grow better produce.”
Commenting on the occasion thru a pre-recorded video message, Shri Vijay Rupani, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat said, “Our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has often said that do not be stymied by adversity, instead try to look for opportunities in it.
I am glad that GSFC has found such a mutually beneficial opportunity in these times of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, conveyed, “Fertilizer companies located in other parts of the country can enter into agreements with the cooperatives of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and North East India and meet the growing fertilizer demand of these states.
Shri Ganesh Dutt, Chairman of HIMFED, added, “HIMFED will work closely with GSFC for a better yield of apple crops. GSFC’s agri inputs will also help our farmers immensely.”
Shri Arvind Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, GSFC Ltd., said, “GSFC has taken up a unique initiative to implement the “Self-reliant India” vision of Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister. Under this initiative, the company has planned to manufacture 21 such products which are predominantly imported, and most are imported from only one country.”
GSFC Launches Fertilizers in Himachal Pradesh to Boost Apple Crops.Beyond other two products which are being launched in Himachal Pradesh today, Ammonium Sulfate and ‘Nutri +’ i.e. fortified Gypsum, are also leading products of the GFSC Company.
Along with this, Calcium Nitrate and Boronated Calcium Nitrate, which were launched last month, are the best fertilizers for apple crops. Together, all these fertilizers will be particularly beneficial for apple as well as other horticulture crops.
The establishment of a commercial ‘fertilizer friendship’ between the two states through Gujarat’s fertilizer-producing state-owned company, GSFC, and Himachal Pradesh’s fertilizer distribution organization “HIMFED” will hugely help the farming community of Himachal Pradesh. This will lead to overall growth, making this a successful partnership.