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Local Dairy Supply Chains: A Profitability Analysis in Haryana

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. SS, 2020, 508-511
DOI: https://doi.org/10.35716/ijed/NS20-041
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS

Amit Thakur1, Anil Kumar Dixit2, Kamlesh Kumar Acharya1, A.G. Adeeth Cariappa1, and Tulika Kumari3

1Ph.D. Scholars, and Principal Scientist, Dairy Economics, Statistics and Management Division
ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University), Karnal-132001(Haryana)
3Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University, Pusa-848125 (Bihar)

Corresponding author’s email: amitthakur5920@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
The shorter food supply chains were the emerging trend in the agro-food system. The characteristic of local food supply chains are regional, freshness, quality products, and health benefits to the consumers. The present study explores the existing local dairy supply chains in the Haryana state. The local dairy supply chains were analysed and found that the shorter milk supply chains were more profitable with reduced intermediaries and higher producer shares in consumer rupees for all dairy products. The supply chains which involved intermediaries had lesser cost per unit of operation in dairy processing but fetched lower prices due to the quality issues and more distance travelled by dairy products. The economic viability and financial position of the processing units exhibited favourable results for both supply chains but it was higher for Supply Chain-I.

Keywords
Local dairy, profitability, supply chain.

JEL Codes
D24, C81, C83.

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