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While there is evidence that even markets in nonperishable commodities, such as grains, are often not well integrated spatially, the biggest gains will likely be for other perishable commodities, such as milk, eggs, fruits, and vegetables, and possibly even day labor, where spot labor markets often only clear locally (within villages). And there may be other factors relevant for market performance that interact with the availability of information, such as transportation infrastructure. For example, more recently in Kerala, improvements in roads have lowered the cost of land transport, leading to more arbitrage by wholesalers on land (and less by fishermen) since transport is now in many cases cheaper by road than by sea.

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