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Market Surplus of Foodgrains Across Holdings in Western Maharashtra

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V.D. Waiwal, P.P. Pawar, A. V. Gavali, and U.S. Bondar

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 1a
First page : ( 63) Last page : ( 67)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00035.4

Market Surplus of Foodgrains Across Holdings in Western Maharashtra

Waiwal V.D.*, Pawar P.P., Gavali A. V., Bondar U.S.
Department of Agricultural Economics, Mahatma Phule Agricultural University, Rahuri-413 722

*Corresponding author’s email: vijay.waiwal@gmail.com

JEL Codes D13, D49, Q13, R21

Online published on 26 April, 2016.

Abstract
The marketable surplus is the produce left over after meeting the household requirement. The average family size of above 5 members except medium holdings and average holding of 3.64 ha. The proportion of cultivated land was 92.58 per cent of total land holding. The production of cereals increased with farm size and the marketed surplus was more than marketable surplus for marginal and small holdings indicating distress sale more for marginal farms. The marketed surplus of pulses was more than marketable surplus, may due to sale of farm produce and purchase of dal.

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