Implementation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Agricultural Retail Sector in India: An Economists’ Opinion


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Authors

  • Rati Mukteshawar
  • P S Shehrawat
  • J S Malik
  • A K Godara

Keywords:

FDI, Agricultural retail sector and Economists’ opinion

Abstract

Agricultural retail sector is one of the most important pillars of Indian economy and it is growing at a phenomenal pace. FDI in agricultural sector plays an integral role in the country’s economic growth. The aim of research paper is to explore the opinion of agricultural economists towards FDI in agricultural retail sector. The study was conducted in Haryana State. The study revealed that FDI will promote well – organized retail stores with minimum staff’ was found highly prospective which got highest mean score of 2.67. Major advantages of FDI found were ; FDI may bring growth and prosperity in agricultural retail sector (mean score 2.65), FDI may improve infrastructure facilities (mean score 2.58), Inflow of foreign capital may increase after the implementation
of FDI (mean score 2.58), FDI may provide high quality of farm inputs (mean score 2.53). Small and marginal farmers may suffer (mean score 2.47), Increases the real estate prices (mean score 2.33) and Discourage local retailers (mean score 2.32), No real benefit to famers and FDI may uproot the domestic retail stores with weight
mean score 2.25 were major disadvantages of FDI.

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Submitted

05.12.2020

Published

05.12.2020

How to Cite

Implementation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Agricultural Retail Sector in India: An Economists’ Opinion. (2020). Indian Journal of Extension Education, 55(4), 36-46. https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJEE/article/view/108045

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