India's agriculture price policy is the outcome of a complex and complicated dynamic interactive process involving several forces. These forces emanate from domestic and international sphere of life. It is formulated to perform highly complicated multiple functions. Agriculture price policy in theory ensures higher investment and production of agricultural products, determines the rate and quality of economic growth, and promotes the optimal cropping pattern.
Agriculture price policy has played and continues to play a signiﬁcant role in scio-economic development of the nation in terms of imparting vision to the world of agriculture, and of laying down road-map for all-round development of the sector. It has also played an important role in inﬂuencing farm and food prices in most of the developing countries. This has been so in case India since independence.
Agriculture price policy in India has undergone major shifts in its objectives, thrust and policy instruments in the last 70 years. The emphasis on price policy as an instrument of achieving development of agriculture sector in general and of farming community in particular has augmented in the changed global context. The country had witnessed farmers' unrest over prices of agriculture produce in past few years. In the contemporary times, agriculture price policy in India is viewed as an important element of the broad strategy of doubling farmers' income pursued by the Government of India and being vigorously implemented by the States and Union Territories. In this context, the proposed national seminar on 'India's Agriculture Price Policy in the 21st Century' intends to explore this multi-faceted phenomenon.
|Theoretical Perspectives||Agriculture Price Policy Initiatives at the State Level|
|Impact of Global Agriculture Price Policy on Indian Agriculture||Farmers' Movements and Price Policy|
|Government Policies and Governance Reforms in Agricultural Marketing.||Price Policy and Welfare of farmers|
|Opportunities and Challenges of Agriculture Price Policy|