A study on behaviour of arrivals and prices of citrus in Narwal market of Jammu, India

Anil Bhat, Jyoti Kachroo, S.P. Singh
2014 Indian Journal of Agricultural Research  
Citrus occupies a place of importance in the horticultural wealth and economy of the country. The present study was conducted in Narwal market of Jammu district. The average monthly arrivals and prices for the period of last 5 years i.e. 2005-06 to 2009-10 were collected from Narwal market of Jammu and it was found that the market arrivals and prices of orange, kinnow and lemon were inversely related to each other. The analysis shows that the prices move contrary to arrivals. It has been found
more » ... hat the seasonal nature of citrus creates glut in the market which leads to sharp fall in prices during the post harvest season and affects the orchardists adversely. The highest market arrivals in the Narwal mandi of Jammu commensurate with the harvesting date of the produce and it was found that orange (12339.40 qtls), kinnow (10116 qtls) and lemon (7293 qtls) arrivals were highest in February, December and June, respectively, which resulted a decreasing trend in prices. It was also noticed during the survey that the major portion of the farmers' produce was sold at the lower price in the post harvest period thereby lowering their incomes.
doi:10.5958/j.0976-058x.48.1.004 fatcat:dtoaphorxbckhaaxmn2jopb2cq