In a major breakthrough, agricultural biotechnology major Camson Bio Technologies has discovered a revolutionary product - natural fertiliser – with capacity to replace existing chemical fertilisers.
Discovered in all variants i.e. nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPK, the natural fertiliser is derived from microbial extracts through complete organic means. Thus, natural fertiliser would resolve the problem of fertiliser residues in foodgrains, fruits and vegetables which India often face for exports to the Middle East, European and American markets.
Being 100% natural, the fertiliser is cheaper than chemical fertiliser and offer array of applications across all commodities. Using this fertiliser, therefore, not only the cost of production of various agricultural products will come down but also, will have high potential for their market as organic products, which fetches more than 100% higher realization than normal agri products
“This revolutionary fertiliser will be extremely helpful to the agri-input industry which is overly dependent on imported synthetic water soluble fertiliser (NPK). We have the capacity to make any combination of NPK depending upon soil type. This is also very cost competitive in the market and hence, would have potential to get rapid farmers’ acceptance,” said Santosh Nair, Chief Executive Officer of Camson.
Faced with repeated complain over fertiliser and chemical residues in agri products from overseas markets, the government of India has decided to promote bio fertiliser. In fact, the Agricultural Commissioner J S Sandhu in a recent speech has said, “Enhanced use of bio-fertiliser can reduce the NKP doze by 25% and hence, extremely important.”
Camson currently offers a wide range of bio-products including biocides, bio-fertilisers and hybrid seeds. Our products assure a balance of quality and unique attributes that make them the most favourable option for farmers. The company is ready to market its products in water soluble form in India to begin with.
Natural fertiliser will be first launched in Maharashtra (Nashik), targeting farmers growing pomegranate, grapes and vegetables in coming season. The technology involves lower capital to produce natural fertiliser, hence it become economical for farmers and reduce the farming cost.
The approximate cost of this natural fertiliser will be Rs 99 per kg, which is competitive (at least 50% lower than any available fertiliser - synthetic chemical fertiliser or organic) in the market. Considering the unique technology and increasing awareness of organic farming on a global level, the company is planning to tap markets in India and abroad in a larger way. The product has a potential to cater to all kind of crops and soil types.
“The unique method to produce NPK through the microbial route is a yet another testimony to Camson’s R&D prowess. The government of India’s continuous support for the ‘Make in India’ campaign will provide the necessary fillip to the growth of these revolutionary Natural fertilisers,” said Dhirendra Kumar, Managing Director and Chief Scientific Officer, Camson.
The company has a capacity to substitute the whole chemical industry and does not harm the environment. The manufacturing process also doesn’t impact the nature or eco system of environment. It has a capacity to serve the global demand, as this can be manufactured to any quantity based on the demand. Natural fertiliser is water soluble and it can be applied in various forms based on the requirement.
The company has already applied for the patent of all the three products and their manufacturing technology.