Brainstorming session | Nanofertilizers: A Disruptive Innovation

16 May, 2023

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Brainstorming Session on
A Disruptive Innovation
May 17, 2023 | 10:00 – 13:00 hrs | Venue: ICRIER Conference Room, India Habitat Center, Delhi

10:00 – 10:30 hrs : Registration and Tea/Coffee

10:30 – 10:35 hrs : Welcome remarks
Dr. Deepak Mishra, Director & Chief Executive, ICRIER

10:35 – 10:50 hrs: Introductory remarks: Nanofertilizers: setting the stage for the concept and expected outcome from this roundtable
Dr. Ashok Gulati, Distinguished Professor, ICRIER

Brief Introduction by Participants

10:50 – 11:50 hrs: Presentations by (15 min each)
– Dr. Tarunendu Singh, Chief (AS), IFFCO
– Prof. Nandula Raghuram, Head, Centre of Sustainable Nitrogen and Nutrient Management, India
– Dr. Anand Gole, Sr. General Manager (R&D), Fertilizers & Specialty Nutrients, Coromandel – Nano Phosphorus representative
– Dr. Alok Adholeya, Visiting Professor, & Dr. Rita Choudhary, Fellow, ICRIER

11:50 – 11:55 hrs: Special Remarks
– Dr. S. Nand, Additional Director General, Fertilizer Association of India

11:55 –12:30 hrs: Discussants (5 mins each)

Will nanofertilizers in India lead to changes in fertilizer subsidies?
– Shri Susanta Kumar Purohit, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India

Role of nanofertilizers in achieving self-sufficiency in domestic fertilizer production and role of FA
– Dr. R.K Tewatia, Former Director (Agriculture Sciences), The Fertilizer Association of India (FAI)

Impact of integrating nanofertilizers into existing agricultural practices
– Dr. S. K. Malhotra, Project Director, DKMA, ICAR

Impact of nanofertilizers on soil health and nutrient status
– Dr. Ashok Kumar Patra, Former Director, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science, Bhopal

Views on potential environmental impact or health risks
– Dr. P. S. Vijayakumar, Scientist-E, Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Mohali, Punjab

Quality control and safety standards for nanofertilizers
– Dr. Gagnesh Sharma, Director, National Centre for Organic and

Natural Farming, Government of India
– Shri Rajpal, Scientist -D, Food and Agriculture, Bureau of Indian Standards

12:30– 13:00 hrs : Open Discussion

13:00- 13:05 hrs : Concluding Remarks & Vote of Thanks
Dr. Alok Adholeya, Visiting Professor, ICRIER

13:05 hrs onwards : Lunch