Market flow, Price structure and fish marketing system in Assam-A case study

Goswami, Mukunda and Sathiadhas, R and Goswami, U C (2002) Market flow, Price structure and fish marketing system in Assam-A case study. In: Proceedings of National Conference on Fisheries Economics, Extension and Management, 2002, CIFE; Mumbai.

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Abstract

Fish marketing is a flourishing trade in the economy of Assam as it is a preferred food item of 95 % of the state's population. Then: is a wide gap between the present supply and requirement of fish, which is partially met by the supply. To mother fish producing States. The distribution process of flesh fish, dried fish and fish seed has been discussed in this paper. There is a high consumer preference for Indian major carps. Large number of intermediaries are involved in the distribution process of Tesh fish marketing. Women are also involved in the retail trade in the markets and door to door sales in some selected parts of Kamrup District. A well organised marketing network is essential for distribution of fish in the State at reasonable price. The study reveals that the Jagiroad wholesale dried market acts as the nucleus of dried fish trade for the entire North eastern India.. A well organized marketing network is essential for distribution of fish in the State at reasonable price. The present study highlights the prevailing marketing system, market channels, market availability and market-related constraints in the growth of fish marketing in the state.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Market flow; Price structure; fish marketing system; Assam
Subjects:Socio Economic and Extension
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Fishery Extension
ID Code:5669
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:25 Oct 2010 18:01
Last Modified:02 Apr 2011 16:37

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