Indian Wheat and Rice Sector Policies and the Implications of Reform
by Shikha Jha, P.V. Srinivasan, and Maurice Landes
Economic Research Report No. (ERR-41) 52 pp, May 2007
During 1998-2002, India experienced record public surpluses of wheat and rice, sharply higher Government subsidy outlays, and declining per capita consumption. By 2006, despite continued high subsidies and sluggish domestic consumption, India developed a large wheat deficit. The pronounced market cycles and declines in per capita consumption for India’s major food staples are creating pressure for Indian policymakers to adjust longstanding policies.
Keywords: India, wheat, rice, production, consumption, trade, policy, reform
In this publication...
- Report summary, 136 kb | HTML
- Abstract, Contents, and Summary, 341 kb
- Introduction, 66 kb
- Production and Producer Policy, 245 kb
- Consumption and Consumer Policy, 149 kb
- Trade and Trade Policy, 101 kb
- Government Food Grain Operations, 131 kb
- Wheat and Rice Sector Reform Options, 112 kb
- Conclusions, 71 kb
- References, 56 kb
- Appendix 1: Spatial Model of India’s Wheat and Rice Sectors, 97 kb
- Appendix 2: Statistical Tables, 62 kb
- Entire report, 872 kb
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