We are extremely thankful to Secretary, Agriculture and other officers of State Government of Madhya Pradesh for their help during the course of the research. We are grateful to Mr. C. Parthasarathi, Agricultural Production Commissioner and Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana for his insights. We appreciate the help we received from NCDEX Institute of Commodity Research (NICR) in the earlier stages of the paper. We sincerely thank our two distinguished reviewers for critically reviewing our paper and giving us very constructive feedback, which has helped in enriching the paper. Needless to say, the responsibility of facts, figures, analysis and views expressed in this paper fully rests with the authors.