Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., a leading provider in the energy sector, through their MAK Lubricants division introduced a revolutionary product in Agri Spray segment with the launch of MAK ADJOL Banana, an adjuvant for the fungicides used in Banana cultivation, in association in National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB).
The launch programme, held at Theni on 22 July, 2023, was graced by Mr. P. Sudhahar, Executive Director (Lubes), Mr. Debashis Ganguli, Chief General Manager P&AD (Lubes), Mr. S. Kannan, Head (Lubes), South and Mr. Thangavelu, Principal Scientist, NRCB, in presence of a large gathering of Farmers and business partners.
Mr. P. Sudhahar, welcoming the dignitaries, thanked NRCB for supporting in trials of the product and helping in creating this product exclusively for Banana Farmers. He re-iterated BPCL’s commitment to the nation-building exercise whichever segment it may be. He also informed the participants about the recent launch of another similar product MAK ADJOL Tea for tea plantation.
Mr. Debashis Ganguli explained the benefits of the product asked the participants to make best use of it.
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Thangavelu highlighted the issues faced by Banana farmers, particularly leaf-spot disease that has the potential to destroy the crop causing severe hardships to all the stake holders involved. He appreciated BPCL’s efforts to collaborate with NRCB in finding a permanent solution to the problem. The product was tried out at various places with different climatic conditions before according the NRCB’s recommendations.
MAK ADJOL Banana can be mixed with water in the ratio of 1:100 along with the recommended dosage of fungicides. The adjuvant improves penetration thru waxy cuticles, increases wetting & spreading of droplets, and reduces evaporation rates, thus drastically improving the efficacy of the fungicides used. It is bio-degradable, environmental friendly, non-phytotoxic and fully safe to use.
About Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL):
Fortune Global 500 Company, Bharat Petroleum is the second largest Indian Oil Marketing Company and one of the premier integrated energy companies in India, engaged in refining of crude oil and marketing of petroleum products, with a significant presence in the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The company attained the coveted Maharatna status, joining the elite club of companies having greater operational & financial autonomy.
Bharat Petroleum’s Refineries at Mumbai, Kochi and Bina Refinery have a combined refining capacity of around 35.3 MMTPA. Its marketing infrastructure includes a network of installations, depots, energy stations, aviation service stations and LPG distributors. Its distribution network comprises over 21,000 Energy Stations, over 6,200 LPG distributorships, 525 Lubes distributorships, 123 POL storage locations, 53 LPG Bottling Plants, 70 Aviation Service Stations, 4 Lube blending plants and 4 cross-country pipelines.
Bharat Petroleum is integrating its strategy, investments, environmental and social ambitions to move towards a sustainable planet. The company has chalked out the plan to offer electric vehicle charging stations at around 7000 energy stations over next 5 years.
With a focus on sustainable solutions, the company is developing a vibrant ecosystem and a road-map to become a Net Zero Energy Company by 2040, in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. Bharat Petroleum has been partnering communities by supporting innumerable initiatives connected primarily in the areas of education, water conservation, skill development, health, community development, capacity building and employee volunteering. With ‘Energising Lives’ as its core purpose, Bharat Petroleum’s vision is to be the most admired global energy company leveraging talent, innovation & technology.