Policy modeling of a dual grain market

the case of wheat in India

In many developing countries the government has divided the grain market into two sectors: an open market and a government-run, concessional food supply system. The concessional system is a necessity where mass poverty exists; it makes it possible to provide a minimum food supply to the poor. In operating this system the policymakers face the problem of ensuring this supply at the least possible cost to the government.

This paper presents a model that can enable policymakers to solve this problem.

Krishna, Raj
Chhibber, Ajay
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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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