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IFFCO & IIT Delhi join hands for collaborative research in Agri sector

New Delhi, August 4:  Two of the premier research organizations of the country have joined hands to work on new technologies and workable solutions in the agriculture sector to enhance the quality of farm produce and farmers income.

The research and development unit of IFFCO known as the Nano Biotechnology Research Centre (NBRC) has signed an MoU with IIT Delhi for joint collaboration in research activities and sharing laboratories in pursuit of developing sustainable solutions for agriculture and the environment, said an IIT Delhi statement.

“The MoU will facilitate advanced research in the area of nanotechnology for futuristic applications. IFFCO scientists and engineers will work with academic research faculty and scholars of IIT-Delhi in addressing challenging agricultural and environmental problems to find an innovative solution,” the institute said.

IFFCO Managing Director U S Awasthi said his organisation has supported new technologies that help a farmer with his produce and enhances his income.

“We also believe in creating sustainable innovative solutions to reduce the input cost of agriculture and farming and hence increase the income of farmers and that is the reason we were able to create the world’s first nano urea liquid at IFFCO. We are also committed to sustainable agriculture and look for opportunities to create new solutions for sustainable farming to reduce environmental pollution,” he said.

In his statement, IIT-D Director V Ramgopal Rao said the “impetus to research and innovations will help in achieving the modern agriculture system.”