Mandi arrivals drop sharply, raise concerns about hoarding -Rajalakshmi Nirmal
-The Hindu Business Line
With farmers selling more produce outside mandis, there is no record of transactions
Arrivals in mandis across the country are significantly lower this year. Only five-to-seven bags out of every 10 of grains, pulses and spices, produced by farmers, have come to the market in the last six months.
An analysis of the production, procurement and mandi arrival numbers indicates that there is a large quantity of unaccounted floating stock in many agri commodities. Data from agmarknet.gov.in show that arrivals in wheat, chana and mustard seed are sharply down in the January-June period this year compared to the same period last year. These numbers are corroborated by the data from APMCs (Agriculture Produce Market Committees), which show a similar trend.
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The Hindu Business Line, 26 July, 2020, https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/portfolio/news-analysis/mandi-arrivals-drop-very-sharply-raise-concerns-about-hoarding/article32197471.ece?utm_campaign=amp_article_share&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=whatsapp.