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Trend analysis in market arrivals and prices of moth bean in Rajasthan

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Subhita Kumawat and I.P. Singh

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2015, Volume : 11, Issue : 4
First page : ( 843) Last page : ( 850)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2015.00092.X

Trend analysis in market arrivals and prices of Moth Bean in Rajasthan

Kumawat Subhita*, Ph. D. Scholar, Singh I.P., Professor
Department of Agricultural Economics, College of Agriculture, SKRAU, Bikaner-334006

*E-mail: subhita.kumawat@gmail.com

JEL Classification: C32, C81, C87, Q13, Q18

Online published on 30 October, 2015.

Abstract
The seasonal indices analysis of arrivals and prices revealed that when major portion of the produce was received in the market, the prices were at the lowest. There was a significant negative correlation between prices and arrivals of Moth bean in Nagaur and Jodhpur. However, there was negative but non-significant correlation in Merta and Jaipur markets. However, in Nokha market, the correlation between arrivals and prices was positive but non-significant. Trend analysis of arrivals of moth bean in Nagaur, Merta, Jodhpur and Jaipur markets showed decreasing trend (non-significant) except Jodhpur market where it was significant. However, the trend values of arrivals in Nokha market showed positive but non-significant trend over the years. During the peak period, the prices of moth bean are depressed. Therefore, government should enhance efforts in procurement of moth bean at MSP in the peak period. Farmers should also avail of marketing loans to withhold their produce for some time so that they can get remunerative price during mid period and lean period. Credit facilities should also be given to farmers under Gramin Bhandaran Yojana to have scientific storage facilities at village level.