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Private Foreign Investment-Getting into Trouble

scale. Among other reasons for this, such as coarseness of the HYV grain which makes the consequent price differential unacceptable to the farmer, rice remains primarily a kharif, and monsoon, crop when water control is difficult; its introduction into the rabi season is hampered by limitations of irrigation facilities, However, the new 'Jaya' variety, as Bharat Ham points out, holds out promise of being accepted on a commercial scale. Also, 'Pankaj' and 'Jagannath' are two seeds officially marked out for law-scale introduc- tion in Andhra Pradesh. It may be that, once these are introduced with greater success, local/State demand for Coromanders fertiliser will improve. Planning for that may neverthless be necessary from now, both to help the acceptance of the new varieties through extension and soil-testing services and to establish a distribution network in the State. This, according 10 Bharat Ram, the company has already started to do consciously, by providing direct services, employing selling agents, and instituting a fellowship for research in fertiliser application in dry areas.

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