Marketing Scarce Chemical Inputs: an International Comparison

  • Barbara Harriss
Part of the Cambridge Commonwealth Series book series (CAMCOM)


India cannot avoid importing 40 to 45 per cent of its fertiliser requirements and being affected by increases in world market prices and by world shortages. Table 17.1 demonstrates the growing gap in Tamil Nadu between supply and demand, while Table 17.2 shows that North Arcot District of recent years has taken a diminishing proportion of the State consumption, except for potash.


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