InvestorQ : I am told that there is too much wastage in the agricultural supply chain. Is that true?
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I am told that there is too much wastage in the agricultural supply chain. Is that true?

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Anamika Sodhani answered.
3 years ago
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Many studies in the past have concluded that the wastage in the process of marketing the agricultural produce is exorbitantly high in the Indian context. In fact, post-harvest losses are as high as 6% for cereals, 6.1% for pulses and 12-18% for fruits and vegetables. All these bottlenecks add to the eventual cost of marketing the produce. In fact, the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) has estimated the total losses due to wastage and spoilage to be to the tune of Rs.50,000 crore on an annualized basis.

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