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    NFL starts free testing of soil samples at the doorstep of farmers

  • Date : 30 June, 2020

    New Delhi: To give further boost to the Soil Testing facility in the country for promoting appropriate use of fertilizers, National Fertilizers Limited (NFL) has launched five Mobile Soil Testing Labs for testing the soil samples at the doorstep of farmers free of cost.

    Mr V N Datt, Chairman and Managing Director along with Directors and senior officials on 29th June, 2020 flagged off one such Mobile Lab from the premises of NFL Corporate Office in Noida.

    These Mobile Labs, loaded with latest soil testing equipment, shall be used for macro and micro nutrient analysis of soil. In addition to this, these Mobile Labs are also equipped with Audio-Video system to educate farmers on various agricultural topics.

    Other than the Mobile Soil Testing Labs, the company is also serving farming community through six Static Soil Testing Labs located in different parts of country. All these Labs tested around 25,000 soil samples free of cost in the year 2019-20.

    NFL, incorporated in 1979 is India's largest Central Public Sector Enterprise (Government of India Undertaking) in Fertilizer Sector with a turnover of over Rs. 75 billion. Coming under the administrative control of Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, it is the second largest producer of the key fertiliser urea in India. NFL has five gas-based ammonia-urea plants viz Nangal and Bathinda in Punjab, Panipat in Haryana and two at Vijaipur (Madhya Pradesh).
 















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