Jamshedpur, Feb 1: The production facility of Dhurvi Gold, a new crop nutrient product by the Alliances and Ventures Division of Tata Steel was set up at Adityapur in the adjoining Serakela-Kharsawan district.
The new facility was inaugurated by Debashish Bhattacharjee, Vice President of Technology and New Materials Business, Tata Steel along with Ajay Kumar Agarwal, Director, Pasa India Pvt. Ltd.
The plant would have a production capacity of 25,000 tonnes per annum and commercial production will start soon.
The plant has been set up by Vardhan Resources Pvt. Ltd. as an External Processing Agent (EPA) with technical support from Tata Steel. Vardhan Resources Pvt. Ltd. is a sister company of Pasa India Pvt. Ltd.
Tata Steel has developed a patented sustainable waste management technology for utilising BOF slag to manufacture a Sulphur rich nutrient supplement branded Dhurvi Gold.
The product has a positive effect on the physicochemical characteristics of the soil resulting in good growth, quality and economic yield across crops.
The product has the potential to reduce the usage of primary fertilisers by up to 50 per cent as indicated by the studies conducted by government authorities.
The product is being currently sold in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Maharashtra.
The product enables farmers to enhance their farm productivity and also enrich the soil with essential nutrients such as Iron, Silicon, Calcium, Sulphur, Boron, Magnesium, Molybdenum etc.
The application of Dhurvi Gold helps in preventing diseases in crops, increases the chlorophyll content in plants, provides Silicon to the soil, and maintains the PH of Soil to 7 besides increasing yield in crops varying from 15 per cent to 60 per cent.