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Agriculture in India

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Quarterly Agricultural Outlook Report April-June 2012

Agricultural Outlook and
Situation Analysis Reports
Quarterly Agricultural Outlook Report
April-June 2012
Under the Project Commissioned by
the National Food Security Mission
Ministry of Agriculture
June, 2012

Prepared by

National Council of Applied Economic Research

Agricultural Outlook and
Situation Analysis Reports

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Agricultural Outlook and
Situation Analysis Reports
Quarterly Agricultural Outlook Report
April–June 2012
Under the Project Commissioned by the
Ministry of Agriculture
June, 2012

Prepared by
National Council of Applied Economic Research
11, I.P. Estate, New Delhi 110 002

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Study Team at NCAER
Shashanka Bhide (Project Leader)
A. Govindan (Senior Consultant)
V.P. Ahuja (Consultant)
S.K. Mondal (Consultant)
S.C. Agarwal (Consultant)
Charu Jain (Research Analyst)
Sushrita Sarkar (Consultant)
Rakesh Srivastava (Head of IT Section)
Prem Mohan Srivastava (IT Consultant)
Praveen Sachdeva (Sr. IT Executive)
Aditi Jha (Research Associate)
Sujoy Mojumdar (Research Associate)
Surajita Rout (Research Associate)

Interns
Rahul Chaudhary
Shivani Gupta
Divya Midha

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Preface
Indian agriculture is facing a new set of challenges. The growth of the economy leading to rise in average incomes together with the globalisation of agricultural markets has increased consumer demand for a diversified food basket. Farmers need to be in a position to respond to these challenges by taking into account the factors that affect costs and prices of their produce.

Monitoring the ever changing conditions in the agriculture sector is important for designing and fine tuning policy measures for the benefit of the farmers. While information is generally available capturing the past...

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