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India is an agricultural country and one third population depends on the agricultural sector directly or indirectly. Agriculture remains as the main stray of the Indian economy since times immemorial. Indian agriculture contribution to the national gross domestic product (GDP) is about 25 per cent. With food being the crowning need of mankind, much emphasis has been on commercializing agricultural production. For this reason, adequate production and even distribution of food has of late become a high priority global concern.. The government started controlling agricultural marketing especially the food grains in India in 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War. A committee was set up to explore the reasons for the Bengal Famine in 1943, it concluded that the famine was due to the failure of the food grain distribution system and not due to the shortage of food grains in India as a whole.

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Kumar, D. A. R. (2019). A Study on Agricultural Marketing Services in India. Thematics Journal of Geography, 8(11), 379-384. Retrieved from