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Fertilisers Irrational Practices

Fertilisers: Irrational Practices H K Lakshman Rao GUNWANT A Patel's article (September 28, 1991) is very informative and interesting. It is disturbing to note that some or the communications on fertiliser product usage are not in the interest of farmers and products containing plant nutrients, not required by the crop, are subjected to pressure selling. This will result in cost of cultivation going up and national wastage of nutrients. It is unfortunate that there are over 23 brands of fertiliser products for meeting the basic requirements of NP and K.

Fertiliser Marketing-Impact of Governmental Policies and Programmes

Impact of Governmental Policies and Programmes THE first fertiliser factory in India came into existence in 1906 when EID Parry and Co, established their Super Phosphate factory at Ranipet near Madras, Two more Super Phosphate factories, one by DMCC (Ambernath) and another by DCM (Delhi), were established before independence. As regards nitrogenous fertilisers TaUi Iron and Steel Company at Jamshedpuv was the first to enter the held in 1933 with the production of Ammonium Sulphate as a by-product from their steel plant. The first large scale production of nitrogenous fertiliser was started by the Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT), Alwaye wave in 1947.

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