New Delhi, April 6 -- In a significant announcement, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has declared India's ambitious goal to cease urea imports by the end of 2025.

Mandaviya emphasised the critical importance of fertiliser availability for Indian agriculture during an interaction with PTI.

Highlighting India's historical reliance on chemical fertilisers over the past six decades to boost crop production, Mandaviya disclosed the government's current efforts to promote alternative fertilisers such as nano liquid urea and nano liquid di-ammonium phosphate (DAP).

He underscored the benefits of these alternatives for both crop and soil health, signalling a strategic shift in agricultural practices.

"Use of alternate fer...