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Title: Horticulture wholesale trade and governance in India: evidence from Uttarakhand
Authors: Minten, B. ×
Vandeplas, Anneleen
Ghorpade, Y.
Swinnen, Jo #
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd.
Series Title: Journal of South Asian Development vol:5 issue:1 pages:113-136
Abstract: In a detailed case study of traditional wholesale markets for vegetables in India (in the state of Uttarakhand), we find several important governance problems at horticulture wholesale markets: marketing regulations are ineffective, widespread confusion of roles exists between brokers and wholesalers and few services are being delivered in return for the money paid to brokers and wholesale market authorities. Licensing schemes and political muscle seem to be used to ensure that the system continues in its current form and that the development of closer vertical coordination, which is required in modern markets but generally bypasses brokers, is hindered.
ISSN: 0973-1741
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, Leuven
Department of Economics, Leuven - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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