Chapter 1

Introduction

Dibakar Chandra Deka and Satya Ranjan Neog

Abstract

A brief introduction to banana plant and its different morphological parts has been presented. Traditional and reported uses of different morphological parts have been discussed. Post-harvest banana plant is of no use or little use. Keeping in mind the prospective uses of banana plant in lieu of potash in agriculture, reported nonrenewable sources of potash of mineral origin have been discussed. Banana plant is a rich source of potassium chloride and potassium carbonate. The importance of these two chemicals and their reported sources and uses, have been discussed. A brief survey on banana producing countries across the globe, global majors of potash exporters and consumers is also presented. Towards the end, an outline of the book chapters can be seen.

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