Agricultural market intelligence is an important and useful instrument, and it should be strengthened and extended to all the states. The MIUs apparently have not been able to function in the manner envisaged. Their operations and staff requirements should be reevaluated and appropriate measures taken to streamline the units. Full advantage of their services should be availed of to provide advance estimate of crop production and several other studies. The products may be sold as it is gathered from the field or it my be cleaned graded and processed by the farmer or the merchant of the field or it sometime processing is done because consumers want it or sometimes to conserve the quality of that product.