The Present Volume Contains As Indepth Study Of The Foodgrains Prices And Competitive Nature Of Foodgrains Markets In The State Of Rajasthan Covering A Period Of 23 Years. The Study Covers Six Important Foodgrains Wheat, Barley, Jowar, Bajra, Maize And Gram, Accounting For 89.83 Per Cent Of Total Foodgrains Production And 80.14 Percent Of The Total Foodgrains Area In The State Of Rajasthan. The Book Examines Price Structure Of Foodgrains, Seasonal Price Behaviouf And Returns To Storage, Spatial Price Variation Among The Different Level Markets, Returns To Transportation, Price Parity Concepts, Price Policy Of Foodgrains, Pricing Efficiency Of The Markets And Competitiveness Of The Primary And Secondary Wholesale Foodgrain Markets Of The State. The Study Has Also Examined The Impact On Reduction Is Seasonality Of Prices Among Foodgrains Or Otherwise Due To The Start Of Various Programmes By The Government Such As Regulation Of Markets, Announcement Of Procurement And Support Prices Etc. The Study Brings Out That By And Large The Marketing System For Foodgrains In Efficient And Competitive In The State Of Rajasthan Excepting Certain Pockets Of Imperfections In Certain Market Pairs And In Some Crops. No Substantial Returns Were Gained By The Traders In Storage Of Foodgrains Crops Viz, Wheat, Bajra And Jowar From The Production Season Till Different Marketing Seasons Of The Year. There Is An Increase In Intra-Year Price-Spread Over The Years In Barley, Bajra, Jowar And Gram Crops Inspite Of All The Efforts Of The Government To Reduce The Seasonal Variation. The Book Exhaustively Covers Several Other Important Aspects Of Foodgrain Prices And Marketing System. It Is Likely To Prove Extremely Useful To Agricultural Planners, Policy Makers, Administrators, Teachers And Research Scholars Engaged In The Study Of Problems Of Indian Agriculture And Agricultural Marketing.
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