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

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Significance in Contemporary Agricultural Economy of Punjab

Commission Agent System

Despite favourable policy measures, growth of financial institutions and public interventions in the marketing of agricultural produce, the structure of Punjab's agricultural economy makes farmers dependent on commission agents. These agents trap the farmers in a vicious circle of indebtedness. Based on a field survey, this study locates the commission agent system in Punjab's agriculture set-up and recommends reframing it in order to extricate farmers from the clutches of these agents.

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