Policy Environment Analysis in Indian Fertiliser Industry
The objective of this paper is to analyse the impact of Government policy decisions in fertiliser industry. Indian Government has taken two strategic decisions in this industry viz., introduction of Retention Price Scheme in 1976 and the decontrol of phosphatic and potassic fertilisers in 1992. The two tier pricing implemented in the first decision has made a positive impact on the growth of this industry and the agricultural production. However the second decision to partially decontrol the phosphatic and potassic fertilisers and keep urea under control has led to a lopsided environment in this industry. This growing distortion in the nitrogenpous, phosphatic and potassic (NPK) usage in Indian agriculture is a threat to agricultural productivity growth. Therefore, there is a need to come out with sustainable policy which will not only improve the NPK balance in the economy but also improve the health of Indian fertiliser industry by ensuring profits to the producers. The fertilizer industry need tom be in line with rest of the economy hence a phased decontrol is thus considered is desirable so that the farmers interests can be protected.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jge:journl:656. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dr J K Sachdeva)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.