Q. With reference to ‘Nano Urea’ seen in the news recently consider the followings statements:
1.It is an indigenous urea developed by Food Corporation of India.
2.It is a urea in the form of a nanoparticle.
3.It increases crop productivity and reduces soil pollution.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B

Nano urea is an indigenous urea developed by Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (IFFCO) Limited.

It is urea in the form of a nanoparticle to provide nitrogen to plants as an alternative to the conventional urea.

Its benefits are:

  • It provides a targeted supply of nutrients to crops.
  • Reduces the use of conventional urea.
  • It increases crop productivity and reduces soil, water, and air pollution.

Source: https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/nano-urea-fast-tracked-for-approval-despite-incomplete-trials/article65844419.ece