Kozicka, Marta Kalkuhl, Matthias Saini, Shweta Brockhaus, Jan
ZEF Discussion Papers on Development Policy 197
This paper serves to disentangle the complex system of Indian food policies related to wheat and rice procurement, storage, distribution and trade. Using nationally aggregated time series data, these policies are econometrically analysed. Based on the estimation results, their market implications are assessed. Eventually, different scenarios, including the implementation of the National Food Security Act, are simulated with respect to fiscal costs and public stocks.
India stocks fiscal costs food grain policies NFSA wheat rice