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

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Addressing the Agrarian Crisis in Punjab

The state of agricultural markets, the agricultural market policy and regulatory reforms in Punjab are reviewed in the context of the agrarian crisis. The farmer and farm worker manifesto of the Aam Aadmi Party is critically assessed. Policy mechanisms for agro-industrial development of the state are suggested.

e-Platform for National Agricultural Market

Agricultural markets are characterised by poor competitiveness, fragmentation, inefficiency, presence of excessive middlemen, and frequent price manipulations. The electronic trading portal for national agricultural market is an attempt to use modern technology for transforming the system of agricultural marketing.

Arthiyas in Punjab's APMC Mandis

A critique of "Commission Agent System: Significance in Contemporary Agricultural Economy of Punjab" by Sukhpal Singh and Shruti Bhogal (EPW, 7 November 2015).

Minimum Support Price in Agriculture

The many changes that have taken place in the country's agriculture, most important of all the changes in the demandsupply balance in respect of the major crops, urgently call for a fresh look at the role and relevance of the system of minimum support prices.

Noisy Vertical Markets

In vertical markets, volatility at one level of the market may transmit itself to another level. This paper examines the linkages that exist between spreads at different levels of the market hierarchy in Indian rice markets, and highlights the behaviour of spreads in the presence of information asymmetry. The paper also models possible differences between the reaction to an upward revision of the spread from that to a downward revision.
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