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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 5 (2020)

Innovative approach in grading of pulses introduced through NCDEX in Karnataka

Author(s):

BS Reddy, Shashidhara KK, Chandrashekhar SM and Shivakumara C

Abstract:
The study was conducted in APMC, Gulbarga where grading system for tur and bengalgram was introduced on pilot bases since June 2012. The study revealed that 73 percent of respondents received higher price due to sale of graded produce. Among these respondents, 50 of sample farmers opined that they have received 5% higher price for the sale of graded produce followed by 30 and 20 percent respondents received 7% and 10% higher price for the sale of graded produce respectively. The major problems regarding grading of tur and bengalgram were non-availability of information on grade standards and grading facilities at village/hobli level (69.67%), respondents also opined that grade standards specified by authorities/buyers are very high (53.33%). However, they have received higher price for their graded produce (96.67%) compared to neighbor farmers who have sold ungraded produce in the same market. The other major advantages enjoyed by respondents are quickly settlement of trade (90%) followed by Payments received immediately after transaction (96.67%), Marketing cost incurred on handling, cleaning and grading was low (869.67%), Soot was not deducted by trader due to graded produce at APMC grading laboratory (76.67%), Produce is sold within a day with better price due to graded produce (93.33%) due to Price discovery mechanism is very transparent, farmers themselves are quoting price for their graded produce. Farmers benefitted by selling graded produce through E-tendering by way of transparent transactions, lower marketing cost, easy access to pledge loan, immediate payment, better price discovery mechanism, etc. Other side dal millers-cum-traders have benefitted procuring graded produce like higher efficiency in the use of labour, edible oil and raw material, saving in time, reduction in wastage, high recovery percentage etc. 62-65 percent of millers opined that graded produce yeilded 80 percent recovery as compared to ungraded produce.

Pages: 183-189  |  907 Views  232 Downloads

How to cite this article:
BS Reddy, Shashidhara KK, Chandrashekhar SM and Shivakumara C. Innovative approach in grading of pulses introduced through NCDEX in Karnataka. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(5S):183-189.

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