Mumbai: 04 April, 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.
About Raj Petro – A Brenntag Group company
Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd, a Brenntag Group Company, is a multi-faceted petrochemical manufacturing and marketing company trading with business partners in about 100 countries across the globe. The company offers a complete range of products catering to Power & Energy, Personal Care, Tyre & Rubber, Food & Pharma, Construction & Mining, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Engineering, Petroleum & Offshore, Textiles, Steel & Metal, Transport including Railways, Automotive Retail, Agriculture, Metalworking and general engineering industries. Raj Petro has been operating for more than seven decades providing innovative, customized solutions for a range of high-performance applications.
Raj Petro Specialities Pvt Ltd operates two state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Chennai and Silvassa (D&H), alongwith strong R&D Centres approved by DSIR, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India NABL accredited Laboratory.
Raj Petro offers a wide range of product portfolios under the brand names ELECTROL (Transformer Oils), RAJOL (White Oils), RAJELL (Petroleum Jellies), RAJPROL (Process Oils), RAWAX (Waxes), STANSOL (Synthetic Base Fluid), ZOOMOL (Premium Automotive Lubricants), KYROS (Industrial Oils & fluids) ONWO (High-Performance Lubricants & Food Grade Lubricants), DURATEK, KELEOL & KYROS E3 (Agrispray Oil), SYNELECT (Synthetic Ester Dielectric Fluid), and BIOELECTROL (Natural Ester Dielectric Fluid).