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Fertiliser Use and Development of Institutional Infrastructure-A Preliminary Analysis

Institutional Infrastructure A Preliminary Analysis Sunitha Raju Future growth of fertiliser use in India depends much on the development of institutional infrastructure. Hence a shift in the focus of attention from the conventional 'demand-oriented agro-economic variables to complementary agricultural institutions is essential for understanding the dynamics of fertiliser use. At the present level of fertiliser use, what is of importance is the strengthening of institutional facilities like extension, credit, distribution and marketing (for both inputs and output) such that farmers' potential demand for fertilisers can be made effective. However, in reality, many of these rural institutions are not well developed. Therefore, the extent to which farmers compromise with such bottlenecks depends on two factors

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