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wholesale Market Management and Operations: a Critical Appralsal of Faisalabad Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market



M.Ather Mahmood , Abdul Ghafoor , Nadeem Akmal and Umair Ahmad
 
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The study was conducted to investigate the working of the Faisalabad fruit and vegetable market. The managerial, operational and planning aspects of market were thoroughly be thrashed and loopholes in this regard outlined. The market malpractices were common in the form of short weighment of produce, misquotation of prices, exploitation of farmers in debt and excessive charges on various services. Then there was hoarding, topping and under cover settlement of prices of produce transacted. It was estimated that the producer got up to 55% share in consumer rupee for fruits and vegetables. While studying different commodities the retailer share was found to be significantly higher as it ranged from 20-30% for the selected commodities. There was also a dispute among the commission agents on the allotment of shops that was obstruction the smooth functioning of the market.

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M.Ather Mahmood , Abdul Ghafoor , Nadeem Akmal and Umair Ahmad , 2002. wholesale Market Management and Operations: a Critical Appralsal of Faisalabad Fruit and Vegetable Wholesale Market . Journal of Applied Sciences, 2: 596-599.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2002.596.599

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2002.596.599

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