Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Phosphate

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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%.