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The Gujarat State was carved out as a separate State on 1.5.1960 under the Gujarat Organization Act 1960 with the total area of 195024 sq.kms. Its population is 6.00 crores of which percentage of rural population is about 75 percent. nearly 90 lakhs farmers and farm workers are engaged in agricultural production which form about 65 percent of total work force in the State. The State is divided in to 26 districts with 225 talukas.

The Act for regulation of market was first enacted in the year 1939 during regime of former princely State of Baroda. The then Baroda State established regulated markets at Bodeli in the year 1937-38. In Saurashtra Region the regulation was introduced after formation of Saurashtra union and the Legislation inn the matter was enacted in the year 1954-55 with the bifurcation of bigger bilingual Bombay State and the formation of Gujarat State, different laws have been unified. The Gujarat Agricultural Produce Markets Act has been introduced since 1963. The Gujarat Agricultural Produce Market Act 1963 is implemented in Gujarat for regulation of marketing of agricultural produce for development of existing markets and for establishment of new market yards.

The Market area in Gujarat generally comprises of a taluka, while the market proper comprises of village located within 5 to 10 kms. Of the market yard. In market proper all notified commodities are legally required to be brought to the market yard and could be sold there only. License fees for traders, commission agents and other market functionaries such as brokers, carting agents, weighmen, hamals etc. are determinated by the market committees under the bye-laws subject to the minimum and maximum prescribed limit under the Gujarat Agricultural Produce Markets Rules 1965. The market committees collect fees on agricultural produce brought or sold in the market area on advalorem value subject of Rs.0.30 ps. and maximum Rs.2.00 per value of Rs.100.00 as provided in the Gujarat Agricultural Produce Market rules 1965. In case of cattle minimum and maximum market rates fixed are 0.25 ps to Rs.4.00 per animal. The main source of income of market committees are license fees and market fees. The market committee is constituted of eight representatives of the agriculturists, four representatives of the trader holding general license, two representatives of the Cooperative marketing Societies holding general license situated in the market area, one nominee of local authority and two nominees of the State Government who are officials. The duty of the market committee is to manage and maintain market to prevent adulteration, to promote grading and standardization and to enforce in the market area the provision of the Act. The market committee has the status of local authority within the meaning of Bombay General Clauses Act 1904 and is given power to sanction the budget, appoint its staff, except the Secretary, issue of license to the traders and other functionaries, levy and collect market fees within prescribed limits etc.

In Gujarat there are 225 talukas with about Mandi Bazars where agricultural produce is brought for sale. Under the provision of the Gujarat Agricultural produce Markets Act 1963, 207 Market Committees have been established in Gujarat till now. Out of which 42 market committees are in the backward tribal areas of the State. No district in the State of Gujarat is left without regulation. Under these market committees 190 principal market yards and 222 sub market yards contribute their share in upliftment of the farmers by selling agricultural produce through open auction, standard weight and cash payment. The market committees of Gujarat are steadily developing and getting their financial position strengthened.

Under the market Act, 101 commodities of agricultural, horticultural produce etc. have been covered under market regulation. The food grains in 146 market committees, pulses in 136, cotton in 126 oilseeds in 131 fruits in 7 vegetables in 76 cattle sheep/goats in 54 and condiments in 77 market committees are brought under regulation.

In Gujarat the regulated market yards have made satisfactory progress. Some of the market Committees like Unjha, Ahmedabad, Rajkot,Gondal, Dahod, Baroda, Surat, have become inter State Market Committees where Agricultural Produce from other distant districts of neighboring States is also brought for sale.

At present, the markets are set up at the initiative of State Government alone. This reforms provides for, in a market are more than one market can be established by private persons, farmers and consumers. Existing provisions will have to be replaced by providing an omnibus provision that anybody can set up a market, provided minimum standards, specifications, formalities and procedures which may be laid down by the Government are complied with.

In Model Act provision has been suggested for promotion of direct marketing as one of the alternative marketing structure that sustains incentives for quality and enhanced productivity, reduce distribution losses, improving farmer income with improved technology support and methods. The market will operate outside the purview of the Agricultural Produce Marketing Act and will be owned by professional agencies in private sector, wholesalers, trade associations and other investors. The Government's role should be that of a facilitator rather then that of having control over the management of the markets. Considering the vastness of the country, more and more such markets need to come up in the organized sector with private investment so that they can be developed in tune with the market requirements with backward and forward linkages. A common code of conduct and modalities with regard to ownership, operation and need based infrastructure will have to be prepared and circulated to spread the concept of direct marketing by the farmers.

To establish the projects of fruits and vegetables on the line of NDDB, Government of Gujarat has set up a committee under the chairmanship of Hon'ble Minister of Agriculture and Cooperation vide Govt. Resolution No.BGT/102003/2043/K/8 dated 28.11.2003.

Separate provision is made for notification of "special commodities markets" in any market area for specified agricultural commodities to be operated in addition to existing markets.

  • Training to employees and office bearers of APMCs.
  • Participation in state level, national level exhibitions and seminars.
  • In past the Board undertook foreign tours of Israel, USA and European countries.
  • Organized state level discussion on new fronts of APMCs Model Act in the presence of Hobn'ble Chief Minister, Gujarat State.
  • Computer network connection to APMCs in "Agmarknet” scheme to provide computers with the help of Directorate of Agricultural Marketing, Government of India. At present all APMC cover the computer & internet facilities.
  • http://india.gov.in, The National Portal of India : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://www.gujaratindia.com, Government of Gujarat : External website that opens in a new window
  • http://www.gswan.gov.in, GSWAN : External website that opens in a new window
  • digilocker.gov.in : External website that opens in a new window
  • Office of The Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat State : External website that opens in a new window
  • Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2019
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