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Published on April 4, 2022
Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd., a Brenntag Group company, has received National Programme for Organic Production certification for Agricultural Spray oils. The Uttarakhand State Organic Certification Agency (USOCA), a state-run organization that certifies organic food, awarded the company this prestigious certification.
Three products have received accreditation, i.e. Kyros Agrispray E-3 oil, Kyros Duratek Agrispray oils & Kyros Keleol Agrispray oil. Kyros Agrispray E-3 oil is used for crop care in agriculture, horticulture and floriculture farming. Duratek Agrispray oils are specially formulated for Apples to defend against red mites and Sanjose Scale. Keleol Agrispray oils are specially designed for Banana crops and can effectively manage leaf spot diseases when mixed with an appropriate fungicide.
Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd is among the few companies globally to have received this certificate for agricultural spray oils. The company’s vision is to safeguard the environment and offer farmers a value proposition for profitable farming. To further this vision, the company plans to expand its product reach in supplying Agrispray oils to Sikkim, the world’s first organic state, which has certified all of its agriculture as organic. Winning against 51 nominations worldwide, Sikkim won the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) coveted Future Policy Gold Award.
On receiving NPOP certificate Mehul Nanavati, Managing Director, Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd, said, “I feel privileged to receive this certification for our products. Agri-spray products at Raj Petro are formulated judiciously conscious of the environmental impact. These products are alternatives to harsher chemicals and pesticides, which can be harmful to the environment and the end consumer. Keleol Spray oils are tested and approved by the National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB) of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Tamil Nadu. Duratek Spray oils are tested and approved by Sher-i-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology, Srinagar, and Dr. Y.S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan”.
He added, “The current scenario has prompted Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd. to continue working on creating innovative environmentally friendly products that are alternatives to conventional pesticides in organic farming,”.
Dr. Madhukar V Potdar Senior Advisor- Agribusiness for Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd said, “Agri spray oils are a next-generation green solution that is cost-effective, reliable, and environmentally friendly. The USOCA (Uttarakhand State Organic Certification Agency) has put us one step ahead in providing the best sustainable agriculture solutions. It is also safe to use on crops, soil, and humans.
Organic foods have become increasingly popular in the past two decades. According to organic product makers in India, the demand for organically farmed products has steadily increased in both foreign and domestic markets. Consumers are opting for organic foods for various reasons, including lowering pesticide intake, health benefits, and environmental and animal welfare concerns.