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Shri Mandaviya launches GSFC’s indigenous variety of ‘Calcium Nitrate’ & 'Boronated Calcium Nitrate'

10th October, 2020 Agriculture

Context: Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers launched indigenous variety of Calcium Nitrate’ & 'Boronated Calcium Nitrate' manufactured by Gujrat State Fertilizers and Chemicals -GSFC India Ltd.


  • ‘Calcium Nitrate’ & 'Boronated Calcium Nitrate is being manufactured for the first time in India. Till now, it was imported from other countries.
  • GSFC launched these two products in the retail market for the first time from Solan in Himachal Pradesh and Bhavnagar in Gujarat.
  • Currently total production capacity of GSFC for these two products is 10,000 Metric Tons (MT) per year.
  • Indigenous variety of calcium nitrate and Boronated calcium nitrate can provide a quality product in cheaper rate to the  farmer community in the country than imported ones.
  • The two products are of FCO grade and have been certified by a recognized laboratory of the Department of Fertilizers, Government of India.
  • Calcium nitrate is used as a water-soluble fertilizer in agriculture.
  • It is also used in wastewater treatment and to increase the strength of cement concrete.