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Abstract            Volume:12  Issue-3  Year-2024         Original Research Articles

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Investment in Agricultural Markets and Markets Related Infrastructure in the Absence of APMC Act - A Case Study of Kerala State in India

Department of Agricultural Marketing, Villupuram ,Tamil Nadu and Former Research Officer, National Institute of Agricultural Marketing , Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Jaipur, India

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Investment in agricultural markets and related infrastructure was estimated for Kerala state of India. The primary and secondary data were collected to meet out the objectives. The data was analyzed by using simple tabular analysis method. Total investment of Rs 440395.35 lakhs was made in agricultural market infrastructure in India. The selected state of Kerala was accounted for Rs 19001.22 lakhs nearly meager 4.31 share. It was found that among the various factors, processing and value addition was greatly influencing investment. The market stakeholders had suggested to develop agricultural markets and related infrastructure in numerous areas. Total investment requirement for all the suggested infrastructure items was Rs 1267 crores. All required investment can flow from Public Private Partnership mode, Central government, State Government and Local self of Government of Kerala, assistance from various agricultural marketing schemes and through Rural infrastructure development fund. Local self government markets may bring under the control of Department of Agriculture and also suggested for tax concessions, rationalizing tax structure and less interest rate for infrastructure projects. Emphasis should be given to training and awareness programs of central sector schemes for different agricultural market stakeholders.

Keywords: investment, agricultural markets, markets infrastructure, Kerala, APMC act, market stakeholders.
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How to cite this article:

Rangasamy, N. 2024. Investment in Agricultural Markets and Markets Related Infrastructure in the Absence of APMC Act - A Case Study of Kerala State in India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 12(3): 26-33
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2024.1203.004
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