By Avijit Biswas
Bhagalpur: In a significant achievement the Bihar Agriculture University (BAU), Sabour has been provided patient right of a “Multi-Nutrient Nanoclay Polymer Composite (MNCPC) and Process for Synthesis of the same” by Controller General of Patients, Designs & Trade Marks, Government of India.
The MNCPC is outcome of university funded research project undertaken by team of scientist led by Dr Nintu Mandal, assistant professor, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Unit, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Bihar Agriculture College, Sabour.
With MNCPC having potential of reducing fertilizer requirement up to 40 percent compared to conventional fertilizers like Urea, DAP, MoP, ZnSo4 and 7H2O, the research achievement of university stands significant. The MNCPC is also cost effective formulation.
A site specific customized fertilizer, variations can be made in percentage of nitrogen, phosphorous and potash and zinc in MNCPC taking into consideration requirement of different types of crops. Presence of nitrogen, phosphorous and potash in MNCPC as per crop requirement helps in ensuring balanced nutrition.
As per Dr Mandal, leader of the team involved in developing MNCPC, the multi-nutrient nanoclay composite is a rhizosphere controlled release formulation (RCF). The university has been granted patent right of MNCPC for a period of 20 years from July 9, 2020.
Dr D R Singh, Hon’ble Vice –Chancellor (VC), BAU congratulating members of team involved in developing MNCPC asked them to do needful for exploiting commercial potential of the research product. He suggested all concerned to develop more such research products for which university could secure patient right.
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