ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Working Capital and Credit Needs of Foodgrains Distribution in India

of Foodgrains Distribution in India D K Desai V Ramachandran This paper attempts to estimate the working capital required (or the procurement and distribution of foodgrains. To arrive at the financial requirements for foodgrains distribution, estimates of the marketed surplus are needed. Instead of assuming a certain percentage of the total foodgrains production as the marketed surplus, a different technique was employed to estimate the marketed surplus. Based on the prices and stocks of foodgrains required at the beginning of the months and the marketed surplus of foodgrains, the working capital requirements were estimated for different years.

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