ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Sugar-Given Rein . . .

January 8, 1972 or even any organised effort to promote a package of improved practices for these crops. It is not surprising, then, that it is states such as Maharashtra, Gujarat and West Bengal which have been lagging in fertiliser consumption. While the responsibility of the government for agricultural development programmes is clear enough and, under pressure of unsold stocks, even the fertiliser industry might be expected to make an extension and promotion effort of sorts, what is truly mystifying is the almost complete lack of interest that the industrial users of commercial crops like cotton, jute, and oilseeds, have shown in any programmes to modernise their cultivation

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