With every passing year, more and more Multinational Companies (MNCs) across the globe are entering the Indian market to sell value-added agri products that fetch far higher prices than what their India-sourced raw commodities fetch. For e.g. a popular brand’s 250 gms. packet of Cornflakes, with minimal fortification, sells at a 3-4 times higher price than raw cornflakes. The same goes for Imported Fruits like Apples, Oranges and Grapes that command a premium of 50-100% over the ones produced in India.
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When it comes to marketing surplus agricultural produce in India, approximately 30% is traded through regulated agricultural markets, popularly known as Agricultural Produce Market Committees (APMC) or Mandis.
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In the first and second part of this series on ‘Scientific Disposal of Buffer Stocks in India’, we spoke about why India urgently needs a concrete, scientific and systematic disposal plan for buffer stocks.
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In the first part of this three-part series on Scientific Disposal of Buffer Stocks, we spoke about how and why the government procures buffer stocks in India. We also posed three questions:
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Indian Government has done a commendable job in ensuring food safety for the country’s more than 1.2 billion population. Popularly known as “buffer stock management of agricultural produce”, this has served well to almost eradicate hunger from the country. However, there is surely enough room to further improve the management of these buffer stocks, especially in their disposal.
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