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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 243-251
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.030


Constraints in Marketing of Vegetables in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh
Jyoti Chaudhary1, Harbans Lal2 and Arti2
1Department of Agricultural Economics, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, UP – 221005, India
2Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension Education & Rural Sociology, CSKHPKV, Palampur, HP – 176062, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India stands as the second largest producer of vegetables in world after China: it contributes about 14 per cent to the world’s vegetable production. The present study aimed to analyse the constraints in marketing of vegetables in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The primary data on problems faced by farmers and market functionaries were collected from 60 farmers selected from the 10 villages of Baijnath area of district Kangra of Himachal Pradesh using two stage random sampling technique and 20 market functionaries from Baijnath regulated market. The state Himachal Pradesh is divided into ten notified market area. There are total 59 markets are functional in the state out of which 10 are principle regulated markets. Almost all the markets have the basic facilities but other facilities like cold storage, grading sheds, mechanical grading and packing etc. Which need to be there in the regulated markets are not available. Among the various marketing problems faced by the farmers getting non-remunerative prices, high transportation cost, labour scarcity and lack of nearby link roads were the major constraints faced by the farmers. No separate prices for graded and non-graded produce, lack of availability of cold storage in the market yards, etc. are some of the problems faced by the market functionaries. The study thus emphasised on the strengthening the working of regulated markets and the development of infrastructure in the market.


Keywords: Agricultural marketing, Market functionaries, Regulated markets, Non-remunerative prices, Constraints
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Jyoti Chaudhary, Harbans Lal and Arti. 2018. Constraints in Marketing of Vegetables in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 243-251. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.030