Trends in private and public investments in agricultural marketing infrastructure in India

The study has estimated the extent of investment made in promotion of marketing infrastructure in the country and growth in public and private investments. It has also examined state-wise spread of private and public investments in agricultural marketing infrastructure, its composition and share and has investigated whether private investment induces pubic investment or vice versa. Of the total investment of Rs 157652.30 lakh made for the development of agricultural marketing infrastructure, Madhya Pradesh has accounted for the maximum (36%) share, followed by Tamil Nadu (18%) and Andhra Pradesh (13.5%). West Bengal has accounted for the lowest share. The analysis has indicated that there is a strong complementarity between private and public investments and as soon as private investment comes, public investment also starts pouring in. On investigating whether public investment is dependent on private investment or vice versa, the study has revealed that private investment induces public investment. The study has further indicated that in agricultural marketing infrastructure, private investment has taken a lead, which is a welcome change because private investment is more efficiently used as compared to public investment. To give further fillip to private investment in agricultural marketing infrastructure, the study has provided certain suggestions.

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