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What Affects Changes in Cereal Consumption?

This article diagnoses the factors that contribute to changes in cereal consumption at the household level across four expenditure groups, both for rural and urban regions. These factors can be decomposed into own price effect, substitution price effect, income effect and tastes and preferences.

WTO and Oilseeds Sector

A further likely lowering of edible oil import tariffs under the WTO may leave India with less scope to provide protection to its domestic oilseeds industry in the future. Besides, in such a situation, India's already high level of imports will make it particularly vulnerable to global price volatility. The country needs to urgently boost its domestic competitiveness in the sector.
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