Competitive Exams: Indian Geography Phosphate

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  • 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 % .