Contracts with Local Traders in West Bengal

  • Nilabja Ghosh
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


In West Bengal, where marketing reforms are yet to be formally legislated, there are signs of changes. This chapter studies a case which is only marginally differentiated from conventional contracting practices, gives space to new unorganized traders to step in and provides additional options to farmers, but efficiency gain is questionable.


Price Determination Spot Price Marketing Cost Marginal Farmer Local Trader 
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© Springer India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nilabja Ghosh
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  1. 1.Agricultural Economics Research UnitInstitute of Economic GrowthNew DelhiIndia

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