Fertilizer Vending Machine (FVM)
GSFC installed Fertilizer Vending Machines (FVMs)
At present, fertilizers are available in 50 kg bags in the market, which forces small & marginal farmers, having requirements in small lots to buy 50kg bag hampering proper nutrient management as they don’t apply the optimum mix of different grades of Fertilizers as per the requirement of soil and crops leading to under or over application of fertilizers. Even the kitchen garden loving people in Urban areas are finding it difficult to buy required fertilizers in smaller lots.
Recognizing this difficulty being faced by such small users, GSFC has developed special fertilizer vending machines (FVMs) to dispense fertilizers in smaller quantities, less than a bag & sought special approval from Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India to install such machines.
Ms Bharathi Sivaswami Sihag, Secretary Union Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, GoI has inaugurated the installation of such 1st FVM at company’s HQ, close to Vadodara city. Ms Bharathi has appreciated the special initiative of GSFC, which will facilitate fertilizer requirement of smaller farmers & urban garden lovers in a convenient manner.