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Is Foreign Capital Indispensable in Fertilisers?

The quiet efficiency with which Asoka Mehta was able to push through the extension of the deadline for price and distribution concessions to the fertiliser industry beyond March 31 was something of a personal triumph for him. He got round the political objections raised by Morarji Desai and others by boldly linking the question directly and bluntly to the promise of food self-sufficiency by 1970-71.

The quiet efficiency with which Asoka Mehta was able to push through the extension of the deadline for price and distribution concessions to the fertiliser industry beyond March 31 was something of a personal triumph for him. He got round the political objections raised by Morarji Desai and others by boldly linking the question directly and bluntly to the promise of food self-sufficiency by 1970-71.

The impending meeting of the AidIndia Consortium at Pains was an additional powerful factor used to bring home the realities of the situation to conscientious objectors who had no practical alternatives to offer.

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