Agricultural Markets in India: Managing Capital Leakages in Commodity Linkages
Updated: Mar 2, 2020
Authored by: Shubham Singh
The agriculture sector in India has witnessed continued distress in recent years with net investments in agricultural assets decreasing along with the sector’s share in the economy. Farmers have been grappling with stagnant incomes in the absence of true price realisation at the farmgate level, while paying a high retail price for other commodities as consumers. This paper takes a detailed look at what ails agricultural marketing in India and key policies that have been enacted in response. It also attempts to analyse the persistence of some major issues in agricultural marketing and suggests alternatives to achieve true farmgate value of produce for farmers.
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