Softcover Nachdruck of the original 1. Auflage 2017,
175 Seiten, Kartoniert, Paperback, Format (B × H): 155 mm x 235 mm, Gewicht: 312 g
Verlag: Springer India
Wardhan / Sharma Marketed and Marketable Surplus of Major Food Grains in IndiaThis book helps readers understand the concepts of marketed and marketable surplus, as well as the role of the government and marketing agencies, including those in the private sector, in improving market efficiency. It also examines the impact of various socioeconomic, technological, institutional, infrastructure, and price factors on the marketed surplus of major crops. While Indian agriculture has become increasingly market-oriented and monetized, the importance of market orientation of agriculture is also being recognized at the international level. The proportion of agricultural production that is marketed by farmers has increased significantly over the last few decades in India: in the early 1950s, about 30–35 per cent of food grains output was marketed, which has now increased to more than 70 per cent. In this context, the marketed surplus is proportionately higher in the case of commercial crops than subsistence crops.
Recognizing its importance, the Government of India initiated a nation-wide survey to estimate marketable surplus and post-harvest losses in the early 1970s, which continued up to the late 1990s. As Indian agriculture, has undergone significant transformation, and no reliable estimates of marketed and marketable surplus are available, the study was conducted to estimate the marketed and marketable surplus of major food crops in leading producing states, and to examine important factors which determine the level of marketed surplus for various categories of farms.
The results of this study offer a valuable resource for designing effective food procurement, distribution and price policies. Further, they provide reliable estimates of household farm retention pattern for self-consumption, seed, feed, wages and other payments in kind, which can be used as the basis for planning infrastructure development of storage and distribution. This essential information can help policy-makers determine how much marketed surplus is generated by the different categories of farmers and how marketable surplus would respond to changes in diverse economic and non-economic variables, allowing them to design policies accordingly.
Weitere Infos & Material
Chapter 1: IntroductionCommercialisation of AgricultureRelevance of the StudyOrganization of the StudyChapter 2: Coverage, Sampling Design and MethodologyCoverage and Sampling DesignData CollectionConceptual Framework and Theoretical Model of the StudyChapter 3: Overview of Rice Economy: Production, Procurement and Marketed SurplusTrends in Area, Production and YieldTrends in Rice Production and ProcurementMarketed Surplus of Rice: An Empirical AnalysisMarketed Surplus and Farmers' Participation Chapter 4: Overview of Indian Wheat Economy: Production, Procurement and Marketed SurplusTrends in Wheat Production, Acreage and YieldTrends in Wheat Production and ProcurementMarketed Surplus of Wheat: Distribution by Farm Size and Determinants Marketed Surplus of Wheat and Farmers' ParticipationChapter 5: Overview of Maize Economy: Production, Procurement and Marketed SurplusTrends in Area, Production and YieldMarketed Surplus of Maize Marketed Surplus and Farmers' ParticipationChapter 6: Overview of Bajra Economy: Production, Procurement and Marketed SurplusArea, Production and Productivity TrendsChanging Shares of Bajra vis-à-vis Other FoodgrainsGrowth Trends in Area, Production, and ProductivityMarketed Surplus of Bajra: An Empirical Analysis Marketed Surplus and Farmers' ParticipationChapter 7: Gram Economy of India: Analysis of Acreage, Production, Productivity and Marketed SurplusTrends in Area, Production and Yield of GramMarketed Surplus of Gram Marketed Surplus and Farmers' ParticipationChapter 8: Tur Economy of India: Analysis of Acreage, Production, Productivity and Marketed SurplusProduction PerformanceMarketed SurplusMarketed Surplus and Farmers' ParticipationChapter 9: Summary, Concluding Observations and Policy Implications