It is a matter of great pride that our initiative with the Government of Karnataka – ‘Unified Agriculture Market’ has won the Common Wealth Association of Public Administration International Innovation Awards – CAPAM 2018 in the ‘innovation in public services management’ category at Guyana on October 24, 2018.
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.
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.
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:
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.