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Making Pulses Affordable Again: Policy Options from the Farm to Retail in India

P.K. Joshi (), Avinash Kishore () and Devesh Roy ()

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Abstract: Rising prices and declining consumption of pulses cause concern in terms of both nutrition and food inflation in India. This paper outlines policy strategies to increase the availability of pulses at affordable prices in India and also points out limitations of some of the most common recommendations for achieving these objectives. There seems to be no option but to increase domestic production of pulses in India. [Discussion Paper 01555].

Keywords: Pulses; Retail in India; farm; policy options; Affordable; Productivity; prices; elasticity; substitution; minimum support prices; risk premium; focal point; per capita consumption; income (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2016-09
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