This report outlines a project which surveys a pilot survey of a random sub-set of phorias (middlemen) and larger traders who operate in 72 villages of West Medinipur and Hugli districts and their corresponding potato markets. The goal is to understand the nature of contractual relations between farmers and phorias on the one hand, and between phorias and wholesale traders that they sell to on the other hand.
Dilip Mookherjee; Sujata Visaria; Pushkar Maitra; Motta, A.; Sandip Mitra. Potato Traders in West Bengal: A Survey of Contractual Relations and Market Structure. IGC Working Paper. International Growth Centre (IGC), London, UK (2012) 19 pp.