The Pioneer has reported that the production facility of Dhurvi Gold, a new crop nutrient product by the Alliances & Ventures Division of Tata Steel was at Adityapur Industrial Area in Jamshedpur. It would have a production capacity of 25,000 tonnes per annum. Commercial production will start soon. The plant has been set up by Pasa India’s sister firm Vardhan Resources as an External Processing Agent technical support from Tata Steel. Tata Steel has developed a patented sustainable waste management technology for utilizing BOF slag to manufacture Sulphur rich nutrient supplement branded Dhurvi Gold. The product has positive effect on physico-chemical characteristics of the soil resulting into good growth, quality and economic yield across crops. Application of Dhurvi Gold helps in preventing diseases in crops, increases chlorophyll content in plants, provides Silicon to the soil, maintains PH of Soil to 7 besides increasing yield in crops varying from 15-60%. The product has the potential to reduce the usage of primary fertilisers by up to 50 per cent as indicated by the studies conducted by government authorities. The product is currently sold in the states of Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Maharashtra. The product enables farmers to enhance their farm productivity and also enrich the soil with essential nutrients such as Iron, Silicon, Calcium, Sulphur, Boron, Magnesium, Molybdenum etc.