Table 8.17
       Consumption of Chemical Fertilizers

                (Million Tonnes of Nutrients)
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Year	  Nitrogen   Phosphate	Potash	Total
	      (N)       (P)	(K)	NPK
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1960-61       0.2	Neg.	Neg.	 0.2
1970-71       1.5	0.5	0.2	 2.2
1980-81	      3.7	1.2	0.6	 5.5
1990-91	      8.0	3.2	1.3	12.5 
1991-92       8.0	3.3	1.4	12.7 
1992-93       8.4	2.9	0.9	12.2
1993-94       8.8	2.7	0.9	12.4 
1994-95	      9.5	2.9	1.1	13.5
1995-96	      9.8	2.9	1.2 	13.9
1996-97*     11.2	3.7	1.5	16.4
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*  Estimated.
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