PHOSPHORUS IMPORT - Gudiyattam in red as China goes green

V NarayanaMurthi THE Olympic Games to be held this August in China appears to be playing a cruel game on the lives of thousands of people of Gudiyattam, near Vellore, who are engaged in handmade and mechanised match factories. The banning of export of phosphorus by the Chinese Government in an effort to have a green Olympics has increased the cost of this key raw material. China is the major supplier of phosphorus to many countries including India.