Sargam Jain is a Research Associate at Finance Research Group (FRG), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR). She works on policy related issues in the fields of commodities market, corporate finance, and securities market. Her research interests include commodity markets, financial markets, and emerging market economies. Before joining FRG, she worked with ICICI Bank in derivative deal structuring segment. She holds a Masters in Economics from IGIDR, Mumbai.
Unified agricultural markets: Where are the reforms lacking?
02 Jan 2017
In April 2016, Modi government launched the e-National Agriculture Market (e-NAM) platform – a pan-India electronic marketplace for trading of agricultural commodities. However, rather than ushering in a revolution, concerns have been raised regarding lack of traded volumes on the platform. To understand the reluctant progress of e-NAM, this column analyses the experience of the state of Karnataka that embarked on agricultural market reforms in 2007.
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