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Struggle for Indian Ocean

the production of soaps: how far will the rapidly rising cost of all petroleum products curb such runaway growth? Castor oil has an export demand because of its chemical versatility; production of various value-added products in India has commenced, and can be expected to progress rapidly given the proper incentives, and this will cut down raw oil exports. It should be remembered that not only are oils annually renewable resources, but that they have the long straight chains that also characterise a major part of petroleum, which could lead to replacement of the latter in many end- uses. Oilcakes are in internal demand for the rapidly-growing animal feed industry needed to support the milk revolution, and some curbs on exports are certain to come. If the proportion of HFS groundonuts in total groundnut production were to rise, while this total remained static, export ceilings may be called for if domestic oil needs are to be met.

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