Economic analysis of arrivals and prices of pulses in Maharashtra state of India

Rachana Patil, Vineel V Bhurke


Pulses occupy a unique position in Indian agriculture by virtue of their high protein content (upto 18-25 per cent) and ability to convert atmospheric nitrogen into useful form. This makes pulses one of the cheap sources of protein for human consumption. Hence pulses are also called as poor man’s meat. Farmers always desire to get reasonable price for their farm produce. Prices depend upon the arrival of the commodities in the Agricultural Produce Market committee (APMC).  Akola district is one of the major pulses (Red gram Green gram and Black gram) trading centre in India had been selected for the study. Moving average method was used to calculate the seasonal indices of pulses. Major seasonal movements were observed in the arrivals and prices of the pulses in the different months of the year. As arrivals increased, prices decreased and vice versa.


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