IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/icf/icfjag/v03y2004i1p62-71.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

India's Agricultural Exports: Some Challenges

Author

Listed:
  • Dr. L Krishnaveni
  • Sangita Ghosh

Abstract

The agricultural sector has been playing a key role in the composition of Indian exports. This paper highlights the surprising fact that the share of Indian agricultural exports has been slowly declining in recent years. In the era of globalization, the agricultural exports from India have been facing many internal and external challenges. Its share has declined from 18.2% in 1998-99 to 13.5% in 2000-01 and further reduced to 11.7% in 2002-03. It points out that India's share of exports in tea and mate, tobacco, sugar and molasses has been slowly declining in the global market. Inspite of many hurdles, coffee, rice, fish and preparations have been entering the global market by raising their shares. This study concludes that the production bottlenecks like cost diseconomies, poor quality and increasing domestic demand are the major hurdles to the Indian agricultural exports on the domestic front. Apart from this, declining world demand, competition from other countries, threat from substitutes, etc., are the major external constraints to Indian agricultural exports. The authors suggest that the increase in the supply of agricultural products, diversification of agricultural exports, quality improvement, improvement of the cold storage facilities for the highly perishable agricultural exports, timely delivery of goods etc., are very crucial for the maximization of agricultural exports. Above all, the government has to take some timely measures through some reforms in its EXIM policy, to fulfill the needs of the exporters of agricultural products

Suggested Citation

  • Dr. L Krishnaveni & Sangita Ghosh, 2004. "India's Agricultural Exports: Some Challenges," The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics, IUP Publications, vol. 0(3), pages 62-71, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:icf:icfjag:v:03:y:2004:i:1:p:62-71
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
    1. Check below whether another version of this item is available online.
    2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
    3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:icf:icfjag:v:03:y:2004:i:1:p:62-71. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (G R K Murty). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.