Understanding Mandis: Market Towns and the Dynamics of India's Rural and Urban Transformations

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In July 2012, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) reported that a record 38 million tonnes (mt) of wheat had been procured by government agencies. This consolidated a surge in state procurement that began in 2008, and represented a jump of nearly 35% over the previous year’s record volume.