Trading of Livestock and Current Practices in Tribal Haats of Gujarat

Published On: 2020-09-28 13:05:06

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Author: Shakti Ranjan Panigrahy , Dilip Vahoniya , and Hemit Solanki

Author Address: Assistant Professor , International Agribusiness Management Institute, Anand Agricultural s University Anand-388110 (Gujarat), and Management Trainee, HDFC, Ahmedabad-380054 (Gujarat)

Keywords: Buying and selling criteria, livestock trading, mode of transportation, settlement price, tribal Haats

JEL Codes: A13, M31, Q13.


Livestock trading in nearby haats is a primitive practice. Five major tribal livestock Haats were purposively selected in Dahod district of Gujarat. Total of four hundred respondents was interviewed. Age was the prime criterion during the identification of livestock. Immediate cash need was the main factor for livestock producers to sell the livestock in Haats. Both livestock buyers and sellers were coming to Haat majorly by walking. Approximately 13 lakhs revenues were collected in tribal Haats. Poor availability of feed and fodder followed by sparse seating arrangement was found as the deterrent for the sellers to trade the livestock. 


Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Volume 16 No. 3, 2020, 404-410
Indexed in Clarivate Analytics (ESCI) of WoS
Scopus: Title Accepted
NAAS Score: 4.82