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An economic analysis of trends in prices and arrivals of jaggery in Karnataka

There has been a steady increase in the demand for jaggery because it is the chief source of sweetening for rural masses and has considerable forward linkages in the economy. The trends in arrivals and prices of jaggery in all the three selected markets have been found identical. In the initial years, the jaggery arrivals were decreasing and in the mid-period, it started increasing significantly while in the later period, the arrivals again decreased significantly. The seasonal indices of arrivals of jaggery in the Gokak market were highest in the month of January (179.59) and lowest in June (43.72). The seasonal indices of market prices of jaggery in the Gokak market were highest in the month of October (113.33) and lowest in the month of April (90.44). The seasonality in the arrivals and prices of jaggery was more conspicuous in the study area. The study has observed that development of storage facilities could help in reducing such seasonal fluctuations in the markets

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