5. Prices and Food Management

          Annual Inflation during 2001-2002
          Annual Inflation in Major commodity groups
          Quarterly Movement in WPI
          Status of Essential Commodities
          Free Trade in Agri Products-A major step towards agricultural reforms
          Inflation Rate based on the Consumer Price Index
          Inflation Targeting
          Inflation Outlook
          Terms of Trade: Agriculture vis-a-vis Manufactured
          Export competitiveness of agri products
          Management of the Food Economy
          Public Stocks and Food Security
          Targeted Public Distribution System
          Procurement of foodgrains
          Foodgrain stocks-Problem of abundance
          Economic Implications of excessive public stocks
          Decentralised Procurement-Mixed response by states
          Long term Food Management Policy
          Need for food policy to focus on non-cereals
          Steps taken to liquidate stocks
          Edible Oils
          Sugar & sugar decontrol
          Food Management : An Outlook


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