Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Phosphate

Phosphate

  • India is poor in phosphate minerals, viz. Apatite and rock phosphate.

  • Apatite deposits are located in Singhbhum and Vishakapatnam dist. West Bengal.

  • Recently it has been found at Udaipur (Rajasthan)

  • Rock phosphate: Jhabua (M P), Jaisalmer, Nainital.

  • Tunisia and Jordan are the leading suppliers.

  • Rajasthan produces 65.4%, and U. P. 20.2%.