ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Sabarni Chowdhury

How Effective Is e-NAM in Integrating Food Commodity Prices in India?

The e-National Agriculture Market is a pan-India electronic trading portal which integrates the existing Agricultural Produce Marketing Committee mandis to create a unified national market for agricultural commodities. Aganist this backdrop, this paper examines whether the introduction of e-NAM by the government has improved the spatial integration of onion markets in India. Using the maximum likelihood method of co-integration, it investigates onion market price integration of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Rajasthan, and West Bengal with the average wholesale onion price of India for 2010ñ16 (before e-NAM) and 2016ñ19 (after e-NAM). It provides evidence in favour of market integration for 2016ñ19, while multiple relations are found to govern onion prices across states during 2010ñ16. The evidence in effect suggests that introduction of e-NAM in 2016 has improved market integration for onion market prices in India.