Wheat Supply Chain in Uttar Pradesh: A Case Study of Sultanpur District

Authors : Ram Tirath; P.S. Badal

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 12 - December

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7479020

The Present study is based on data collected from 100 farmers of different operational sizes across five villages of Sultanpur district of Uttar Pradesh in the Year 2006-07. Specific objectives of the study were to identify the different supply chains for disposal of wheat in market and to examine price spread under these chains. The major supply chains followed were–(1) Producer-Village trader -Consumer, (2) Producer- Village trader - Wholesaler- Retailer- Consumer and (3) ProducerWholesaler -Retailer- Consumer. It was observed that price spread was minimum under Chain -1 (Rs.75.12 /ql) whereas the same was maximum under Chain-2 (Rs.215.01 /ql). The Chain was found to be the most efficient on the parameter of marketing efficiency too. Sultanpur district was characterized by low productivity of wheat (2.5 tonnes/ha) which was found to be much lower than average productivity of Punjab (4.20 tones/ha) and Haryana (3.89 tonnes/ha)(2009-12) states. The constraints encountered by farmers in production and marketing of wheat included technical, marketing, financial and managerial problems in order of their importance, respectively. A concerted effort to address all these issues will be helpful in increasing the production and improving the role this region in achieving food security for the nation.

Keywords : Marketable and Marketed Surplus, Marketing Channel, Marketing Cost, Marketing Margin, Price Spread, Marketing Efficiency, Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.


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