Indian Council for Fertilizer and Nutrient Research

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In order to promote research in the field of fertilizers, Indian Council for Fertilizers and Nutrient Research (ICFNR), an Institution exclusively devoted to promotion of research in fertilizer sector under the Department of fertilizers has been set up on 16.09.2016.

The ICFNR will have a Governing Council and an Executive Council.

The terms of reference of ICFNR is as under:-

I. To undertake/ promote research in the area of fertilizer manufacturing technology, use of raw material and innovation in fertilizer products through partnership and collaboration with various research institutes, fertilizer industry and other stake holders.

II. To examine and comprehensive deliberate R&D project proposals submitted by various R&D organizations/ Academic institutions, for suitable recommendations for funding.

III. To play a supportive role for identifying and formulation long range technology plans and working out suitable mechanism for adoption of indigenous processes.

IV. To identify and promote eco-friendly micro-nutrients and pesticide coated slow release fertilizers and also to ensure reduction of Carbon footprint of Fertilizer sector and energy efficient operation.

V. To undertake and promote research in bio fertilizer and its derivatives with suitable coating or blending so as to protect and increase the soil fertility.

VI. To undertake and promote research in organic fertilizer and its derivatives with suitable coating or blending so as to protect and increase the soil fertility.

VII. To promote dissemination of information on latest developments in fertilizer sector and also to support new ideas and changes for effecting improvements in fertilizer industry.

VIII. The centre will work in close collaboration with research institutions centres/ institutes and will also decide and disseminate the research work already undertaken by them.

IX. To undertake all such activities which will promote the core idea of ICFNR.

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