The Smallholder in the agriculture market reforms in India

M., Manjula (2021) The Smallholder in the agriculture market reforms in India. Economic and Political Weekly, 56 (15). pp. 22-26. ISSN 2349-8846

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Smallholders suffer from low marketable surplus, poor holding capacity, low bargaining power and huge transaction cost in marketing their produce. Agricultural markets in India have been subject to reform processes with the stated intention of improving market access and participation for the primary producers. The three legislations introduced in 2020 are the latest in that direction. This article critically analyses market reforms in India with respect to smallholders’ bargaining position. It also provides insights on the ways and means to improve market participation and the bargaining position of smallholders.

Item Type: Article
Authors: M., Manjula
Uncontrolled Keywords: Smallholder, Agriculture Market, Reforms, India
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
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