Assessing the performance of Jaggery market in Andhra Pradesh state, India

I. V. Y. Rama Rao • K. Sriram

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Jaggery manufacturing is an important cottage industry in sugarcane growing regions of Andhra Pradesh state, situated in southern part of India. It is worth nearly 2 billions providing employment to nearly 300 thousand people. The jaggery manufacturers are mostly small and marginal relying on quick returns from jaggery. Present study taken-up with objectives; to calculate the growth of both physical and financial indicators regulated market, to estimate the growth and instability in sugarcane production and to identify the trends in market prices and arrivals of jaggery. The time series data relating to the monthly arrivals and prices prevailed for the cane jaggery, annual turnover; physical and financial aspects of regulated market was obtained from the annual administrative reports of APMC's (Agricultural Produce Market Committee), Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The area, production and productivity of the sugarcane were collected from Hand book of statistics, compiled and edited by Chief Planning Officer, Visakhapatnam. Andhra Pradesh. Analytical tools like Compound Growth Rate (CGR) and Coefficient of Variation (C.V) were employed to draw the meaningful conclusions from raw data. Results reveal that Total Turn-Over is more volatile than the total quantity handled. Total Turn-over was more influenced by the price. The physical performance of Agricultural Market Committee (AMC) is good, but coming to financial aspects; it is positive and highly volatile. Positive trend was noticed in prices and arrivals of jaggery in AMC.




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