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

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Development Through Selling

THE Fourth Plan Working Group on fertilisers has set a target of consump-tion of 3.7 million tonnes of nitrogenous fertilisers in 1973-74 against 1.5 mil-lion tonnes at present; consumption of phosphatic and potassic fertilisers is also estimated to double. Demand of this order can be met entirely from domestic production only if all plants which are now at the planning and negotiating stage go into production by 1973-74. This is obviously not go-ing to happen and so imports will have to continue to be heavy.

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