Bilaspur
    Hamirpur
    Solan 
    Shimla and Kinnaur
    Kullu
    Mandi
    Una
    Chamba
    Sirmour
    Kangra

                                                       

                                  
                                
    
 

 

 

 

 

 

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APMC Bilaspur    

About Bilaspur

 

Bilaspur District came into being as district of Himachal Pradesh on 1st July 1954. Bilaspur is surrounded by Mandi in north; Hamirpur in west and Solan and Shimla districts in south east .The main city of Bilaspur district is situated on the bank of Govind Sagar lake.  

                        According to the Geographical survey of India , the total area of Bilaspur is 1,167 km sq. It is the second smallest district (area wise) of Himachal Pradesh. From administrative point of view district has been divided into three Developmental blocks namely Sadar, Ghumarwin and Gehrwin, there are 151 Panchayats covering 1,061 villages in the district.

                        Bilaspur district comes under sub tropical climatic zone. The winter spreads from Nov. to March, spring in April and May, summer June to September. The minimum temperature in the winter season goes to 20 C and rises up to maximum 400 C in summer. The annual rainfall in this area varies from 1500 mm to 1800 mm.  

                        The net cultivated area of the district is 29,909 Hect. out of which only 3,164Hect is irrigated. The total production of the Agriculture Produce in the district is 41,706 MT out of which 2411MT in Horticulture, 941.8 MT in Fishery. Lift irrigation, kuhals, Tube well and wells are the main sources of irrigation. The elevation varies between 350 meters to 1050 meters above mean sea level.  

                        The APMC Bilaspur was constituted in May, 1979 under the H.P. Agri. Produce Market Act 1969 (Act No. 9 of 1970) which has been replaced vide section 86 of the H.P. Agricultural & Horticultural Produce Marketing (development & regulation) Act, 2005 (Act No 20 of 2005) as assented to by the Governor on 25th May, 2005 for better regulation of sale purchase of Agriculture Produce and to provide better marketing facilities and information to the growers of the district. The area of operation of Market Committee was notified as the entire district of Bilaspur vides notification No. HMB-3/72 (ii) DT. 24 July 1973.

                        In its earlier days, the Committee started functioning with only Two dealers that has been risen up to 170 by 31st March 2010. Initially, the income of Marketing Committee was also in Thousand which has now increased to the tune of Rs 53, 89,178 during the year 2009-10. Now the Market Committee is meeting with its official and development expenses beyond its own income.

                        1196 mt. sq. of Govt. land at Bilaspur has been transferred in the name of Agri. dept. for establishment of principal Market yard. This yard and building cost Rs. 2cr and got its completion in the year, 2002. The whole sale traders of fruits & vegetables’ were shifted from Bilaspur market to yard on 20th Dec.2002.   

                        The building has 25 No. of shops out of which 10 shops are located on ground floor, other 10 are located on 1st floor and five other shops along with dormitory are located on the 2nd floor. Kisan rest house and the office of APMC is situated on the third floor. There are twenty small booths, situated on the 4th floor which is running as shopping complex of daily needed commodities.                

                        The another sub yard constructed at Namhol has also started functioning since the year 2001

 

Present Staff Position of Market Committee, Bilaspur   

SrNo. Name of the post No. of post
1 Secretary  1
2 Market Supervisor    1
3  Auction Recorder      
4 Sr. Assistant 1
5 Clerk  1
6 Peon cum Watchman         2
7 Peon  1
  TOTAL 7

Daily wages staff  

1 Clerk   3
2  D.P.L.  6  
  TOTAL 9
  Grand total 16

License/ Registration fee  

License fee

1 Annual fee Rs. 300/-  
2 Annual Renewal fee   Rs. 100/-  

Registration fee   

1 Broker   Rs. 100/-
2 Godown keeper    Rs. 150/-  
3 Weighman  Rs. 50/-  
4  Hamali  Rs. 30/-  

Renewal fee

1 Broker   Rs. 60/-  
2 Godown keeper    Rs. 90/-  
3 Weighman  Rs. 30/-  
4  Hamali  Rs. 20/-  

Validity period of license is one year i.e. from 1 April to 31 March.

Position of Licenses under section ‘25’ and Position of  registration of M.F. u/s 40 during the recent-years:   

YEAR NO of Renewal New License Total
2005-2006 114 34 148
2006-2007 96 61 157
2007-2008 115 38 153
2008-2009 120 45 165
2009-2010 149 30 170

 

CHECK POSTS   

Market Committee has established two check posts at Swarghat and Shah Talai for recording the arrivals & dispatches of Agri. Produce & to collect the compound fee etc.  

 INCOME FROM DIFFERENT CHECK POSTS

Year Income from Check post swarghat Income from check Post Shah talai Grand Total
2005-2006 14,00,786 1,67,050 15,67,836
2006-2007 12,56,429 1,51,020 14,07,449
2007-2008 9,44,995 94,020 10,39,015
2008-2009 6,61,357 64,090 7,25,447
2009-2010 4,64,800 73,430 5,38,230

 

INCOME OF MARKET COMMITTEE  

Year M.fee Misc Income Interest Grand total
2005-2006 39,47,105 8,99,318 62,963 49,09,386
2006-2007 34,52,306 65,53,826 94,707 42,00,839
2007-2008 30,38,914 10,20,933 78,431 41,38,278
2008-2009 44,41,216 9,78,137 96,461 55,15,814
2009-2010 44,51,215 8,06,154 1,31,809 53,89,178

 

EXPENDITURE OF THE MARKET COMMITTEE 

  The expenditure of the Market Committee under the different heads prescribed by the board (Including construction works) during the recent years are as under:-  

Year Pay and Allowances Misc Expendt. Deposit work Total Expendt
2005-2006 14,53,846 34,01,864 2,40,000 50,95,710
2006-2007 16,51,681 65,53,826 62,500 48,89,131
2007-2008 15,26,352 31,74,947 2,68,950 35,85,184
2008-2009 18,59,014 17,89,882 20,29,607 54,59,699
2009-2010 23,06,836 17,53,675 55,844 41,16,355

 

ANNUAL ARRIVAL

  Annual arrival of fruit & vegetable recorded during the year:

Commodity 05-06 (kg) 06-07 (kg) 07-08 (kg) 09-10 (kg)
Apple 1,20,190 98,410 99,209 1,15,328
Litchi 1,892 2,010 1,704 4,315
Grapes 32,810 41,210 37,770 29,312
Cauliflower 2,01,510 1,51,610 1,82,065 686,542
Pea 70,520 65,840 73,676 47,429
Tomato 1,42,040 1,60,410 1,29,033 198,678
Okra 42,510 38,705 36,072 39,797
Mango 1,80,530 1,47,210 1,60,319 1,23,238

 

DISSEMINATION OF MARKET INFORMATION

The daily whole sale rates of 24 notified Agri. Produce is sent to the Director of Agri. Shimla which is broadcasted on AIR Shimla daily. Apart from Akashvani, Doordarshan Shimla is also telecasting the market rates.

                                      APMC Bilaspur also has been linked with AGMARKNET Portal. Where any farmer can access the arrivals and prices of this market as well as other markets in the Country. APMC Bilaspur installed an electronic display board at principal market yard with collaboration of NASDCE, which display current rates of different commodities of different markets along with future price of various commodities.

 

PRINCIPAL MARKET YARD BILASPUR .(Main features)

(a)                    Area                             1196 m2

(b)                    No. of shops                 25

(c)                    No. of booths                20

(d)                    Farmer rest house         3 rooms & dormitory (20 Beds)

(e)                    Other Facilities              Toilet , Light, Drinking water, Parking place

                                                              & Canteen.

SUB MARKET YARD NAMHOL (Main features)

(a)                    Area                             3 Bighas 7 Biswa

(b)                    No of shops                  6 No

(c)                    Office                           1 No

(d)                    Booth/Store                   4 No.

(e)                    Cold Room                    1 No

(f)                     Covered Auction           338m2(approx.)

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APMC Shimla and Kinnaur    

SHIMLA DISTRICT

History

 History of Shimla goes back to the period of Anglo-Gurkha war in the beginning of 19th century.  In 1804 the Gurkhas , who had suffered a severe defeat at the hands of the Sikhs at the battle of Kangra, a hill fortress about sixty miles from Shimla, where according to some accounts they lost thousand of men in the fight and many others from disease, commenced to ravage the states and hills surrounding Shimla. Gurkhas built many forts around Shimla. One of these strongholds, the Jagatgarh  fortress, was the origin of the modern Jutogh, the well known military cantonment adjoining Shimla. By 1808 the invaders had conquered  all the fortified posts between the Jamuna and Satluj, and from their capital Arki began their ruthless rule over the neighbouring  hill states, untill at length the people in their wretchedness appealed to the British for help. A small British force under Major General 'Sir David Ochterlony' was despatched to liberate the hill men from Gurkhas. Majority of hill chiefs responded to the call and joined the British forces. The rivals  were engaged in the toughest battle at 3750 ft high Ramgarh fort at Nalagarh. A decisive battle took place near the fort at Malaon in which superior guns of the British overpowered the enemy. The battle of Malaon on 15th May 1815 ended the dream of the Gurkhas, to rule over this part of the land for any longer. After few days, an official declaration was made according to which all Chieftains who had joined British in expelling the Gurkhas were restored with their land under the British protection. The maharaja of Patiala who has also rendered invaluable services to the British was rewarded with land in the neighbourhood of the area now comprising Shimla. After the defeat of Gurkhas they were forced to sign the 'Treaty of Sanjauli' . The company retained the strategic forts of Sabathu, Kotgarh, Ramgarh and Sandoch.  

Present day Shimla District comprises of 19 erstwhile hill states mainly Balson, Bushahr, Bhaji and Koti, Darkoti, Tharoch & Dhadi,Kumharsain, Khaneti & Delath, Dhami, Jubbal , Keothal, Rawingarh, Ratesh, Sangri.

Bushahr was one of the oldest of the hill states after Kashmir in the Western Himalayas. According to one legend .the Bushahr dynasty was founded by 'Pradhuman', the son of Lord Krishna. In order to marry the daughter of Banasur, the local chief of shonitpur (Sarahan), Pradhuman is said to have come to that place and after the death of Banasur in an encounter with him, he became the chief of Bushar and Kinnaur regions, since Banasur has no son. According to C.F.Kennedy , Bushar was founded by Danbar Singh an immigrant Rajput from Deccan in 1412 A.D. In 1914  Britishers recognised  Padam Singh as legitimate heir and was crowned Raja of Rampur Bushahr. Ultimately in March, 1948  Rampur Bushahr became part and parcel of  province of Himachal Pradesh. 

Jubbal one of the Shimla Hill States with an area of 288 Sq miles was originally tributary to Sirmaur, but after Gurkha war, it became independent. Raja Karam Chand was the founder of the Jubbal State. Jubbal merged with the Indian Union after independence and became a part of Himachal Pradesh on 15th April, 1948. at the time of merger 'Dig Vijay Singh ' was the ruler of the state.

Shimla District in its present form came into existence from 1st September 1972 on the reorganisation of the districts of the state. After the reorganisation , the erstwhile Mahasu district lost its entity and its major portion was merged with Shimla.  Shimla district derives its name from Shimla town, the district headquarters and now state capital of Himachal Pradesh

The Shimla District comprises of   7 Sub-Divisions,  12 Tehsils  and 
5 Sub Tehsils

 

Location

 Shimla District lies between the longitude 77o-0" and 78o-19" east and latitude 30o-45" and 31o-44" north. It is bounded by Mandi and Kullu in the north, Kinnaur in the east, the state of Uttaranchal  in the south, Sirmaur, district in the west. The elevation of the district ranges from 300 to 6000 metres.  The topology of the district is rugged and tough. Shimla district derives its name from Shimla town which was once a small village. Shimla district in its present form came into existence from 1st Sept,1972 on the reorganisation of the districts of the state.

 

Fact file

The total population of Shimla Distt is 7,21,745 (2001 Census). There are 898 females per 1000 males.77% polulation is rural and rest 23 % urban. Literacy rate is 79.2%. Male literacy is 87.72 % and female litracy is 70.62 %. Geographical area of distt. Is 5131 sq KM. Major religion is Hindu and languages spoken are hindi and pahari.

 

Climate   

The climate in Shimla is predominantly cold during winters, and moderately warm during summers. The temperatures range from 3.95 °C (39.11 °F) to 32.95 °C (91.31 °F) over the year. The average temperature during summer is between 14 °C and 20 °C, and between -7 °C and 10 °C in winter. Monthly precipitation varies between 24 mm in November to 415 mm in July. It is typically around 45 mm per month during winter and spring and around 115 mm in June as the monsoon approaches. The average total annual precipitation is 1520 mm (62 inches). Snowfall in the region, which usually took place in the month of December has lately (over the last fifteen years) been happening in January or early February every year. 

ABOUT KINNAUR

Kinnaur surrounded by the Tibet to the east, in the northeast corner of Himachal Pradesh, about 235 kms from Shimla is a tremendously beautiful district having the three high mountains ranges i.e. Zanskar, Greater Himalayas and Dhauladhar, enclosing valleys of Sutlej, Spiti, Baspa and their tributaries. All the valleys are strikingly beautiful. The slopes are covered with thick wood, orchards, fields and picturesque hamlets. The much religious Shivlinga lies at the peak of Kinner Kailash mountain. The beautiful district was opened for the outsiders in 1989. The old Hindustan-Tibet road passes through the Kinnaur valley along the bank of river Sutlej and finally enters Tibet at Shipki La Pass. And it is not only the scenic beauty which appeals to the young and old alike but also the life styles of the people, their culture, heritage, customs and traditions

 

HISTORY

  According to Punjab states Gazetteer-Shimla hill States from 1803 to 1815 the earstwhile states of Bushahr faced the menace of Gurkha invasions. Immediate after the death of Raja Kehri Singh, The Gurkhas made massive attack on Bushahr. The minor ruler and his mother who could not withstand the attack fled away to Namru leaving behind a rich treasury at Sarahan. The Gurkhas looted the treasury and completely destroyed the records of the state. Keeping Gurkhas of Nepal had extended their dominions greatly during the end of the eighteen century. Amar Singh Thapa, the Gurkha leader went up to kangra valley. He was drawn from the valley by the superior forces of Ranjit Singh and those of raja Sansar Chand of Kangra. The tract between theSatluj and Jamuna came under British protection by the treaty of 1809 between Ranjit Singh and the British Govt. Thus the British Government took positive step to expel the Gurkhas and after a long and desperate struggle, completely defeated Amar Singh Thapa on 15 th April, 1815. On the conclusion of the Gurkha war Raja Mahendra Singh was granted a sanad on 6th November,1815. It gave Khaneti and Delath thakurais to Bushahr and a part of Rawin, which was a Distt. of the state was transfered to Keonthal, Kumharsain was constituted a separate Thakurai.

From the foregoing account it would appear that during the princely days Kinnaur valley acted as a bulwark to the Bushahr state. However with the lapse of paramountcy, the Kinnaur then known as Chini tehsil was merged to form a part of then Mahasu district. The pargana Atharahs Bish comprised of village Nichar, Sungra, Kangos, Ponda, Baro, Bari, Tranda, Chaura village with patwar circle at Ponda. The Paragana Bish consisted of the revenue estates of Nathpa, Kandhar, Barakamba, Chhotakamba, Garshu and Rupi with patwar circle at Rupi were in Rampur tehsil.

In fact then Chini tehsil covered the entire Kinnaur valley beyond Wangtu which was created in 1891 by the then ruler Tika Raghunath Singh. Thus 1891 onwards Chinni tehsil continued to be in existence with its vast area beyond Wangtu uptill 1960. Since 1947 it was a tehsil of the then Mahasu district. By 1960 the importance of reorganising border area was realised and consequently in view of ethnic and cultural considerations the areas which were partly in Rampur tehsil were reorganised into a separate District forming the present Kinnaur district.

LOCATION :

Kinnaur is situated 77°45' and 79°00'35'' East Longitudes and between 31°55'50'' and 32°05'15'' North Latitudes. Kinnaur shares its Eastern boundary with Tibet. On the South and South Eastern sides, it has Uttar Kashi district of Uttar Pradesh. On the Western side lies the Shimla district and on the North and North-West is situated Lahaul and Spiti.

FACT FILE :

The total population of Kinnaur Distt is 78334 (2001 Census). There are 857 females per 1000 males.100% population is rural. Density of population is 12 person per sq KM. Literacy rate is 74.35%. Male literacy is 84.3 % and female litracy is 64.4 %. Geographical area of distt. Is  6401 sq KM.

APMC SHIMLA AND KINNAUR

Agricultural produce marker committee Shimla and Kinnaur (S&K) , which is situated on the National High way 22 at Dhalli, Shimla-12, established in year 1974. The area of operation of APMC is entire Districts of Shimla and Kinnaur. The Agricultural produce market committee , is under taking the construction of regulated market yards, sub-market yardsand collection centres where the transaction of agriculture produce commodities is taking place by way of open auction in the presence of farmers or through negotiation. As far as the market yard, Dhalli is concerned this yard is established on an area of 54 bighas. The detail of different market yards already established in the notified market area of APMC (shimla and kinnaur) is as under :

Sr. No      Name of Market yard/ Sub- Market Yard
1 Regulated market Yard- Dhalli
2 Sub Market Yard- Theog
3  Sub Market Yard- Koti
4  Sub Market Yard- Rampur
5 Sub Market Yard- Rohru
6 Sub Market Yard- Nerwa
7 Sub Market Yard- Kharapathar
8  Fruit Market Yard- Bhattakoffer- Shimla

STAFF POSITION

 

Sr No

Name of Post

No of post

1

Secretary

1

2

Asstt. Secretary

1

3

Market Supervisor

4

4

Auction Recorder

3

5

Superintendent

1

6

Clerk

3

7

Driver

1

8

Peon cum Chowkidar

7

9

Sweeper

1

 

                   Total

22

 

LICENSE/ REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED

Annual registration fee for new license under section 40 of the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture and Horticultural Produce marketing   ( Development and Regulation ) Act, 2005 is  Rs 300/- and renewal fee is Rs. 100/-

Registration fee(Rs.)  

1 Broker 100  
2 Godown keeper       150  
3 Weighman 50
4 Hamali     30  

Renewal fee (Rs.)  

1 Broker   60  
2 Godown keeper  90  
3 Weighman          30  
4 Hamali  / Palledar   20  

 Validity period of license is one year i.e. 1st  April to 31st March.

 

POSITION OF LICENSES U/S 25.:- NIL

 

POSITION OF LICENSES U/S 40 DURING THE LAST 5 YEARS

 

Year

No. of Renewal

New Licenses

Total

2005-2006

 

 

 

2006-2007

 

 

 

2007-2008

 

 

 

2008-2009

 

 

 

2009-2010

437

67

504

2010-2011

410

122

532

 

CHECK POSTS

APMC, Shimla and Kinnaur is having following check post :

 

Sr. No                                         Location

1                                                                     Boilaueganj

2                                                                     Neripul

3                                                                     Banipul

4                                                                     Kudu

 

INCOME & EXPENDITURE OF THE APMC DURING LAST FIVE YEARS

APMC charges 1% market fee from the buyer (trader) of Notified Agri. Produce in the market. Other sources of income are rent of shops, guest house and interest on deposits etc.

 

Year

Market Fee

Others

Total Income

Total Expenditure

2005-06

 

 

76833387

30261569

2006-07

 

 

45908733

36820723

2007-08

 

 

62110977

72168868

2008-09

 

 

73874379

22654575

2009-10

 

 

73997170

41917407

ANNUAL ARRIVALS DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS

 

Year

Fruit (Qntls)

Vegetable (Qntls)

2005-06

211720

198360

2006-07

82740

221270

2007-08

231850

292650

2008-09

302630

231590

2009-10

 

 

Marketing Season for 10 important commodities

 

Sr. No.

Crop

Marketing Season

1

Apple

July to November

2

Potato

May to November

3

Frenchbean

May to November

4

Cauliflower

April to July

5

Capsicum

July to November

6

Cabbage

June to November

7

Green Almond

May to June

8

Cherry

May

9

Green Peas

April to June, Oct to November

10

Apricot

May to June

 

DETAILS OF MARKET YARDS

a) Principle Market Yard

 

Year of establishment

1974

Area

 

Fruit & Vegetable shops

 

Food Grain shop

 

Booths

 

Open Auction Plateform

 

Covered Auction Plateform

 

Toilet Block

 

Rest House

 

Office Room

 

Store

 

Chowkidar Room

 

Hand Pump

 

 

b)Sub Market Yards       

 

 

Theog

Nerwa

Koti

Rohru

Rampur

Kharapathar

Year of Establishment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covered Auction Plateform

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toilet Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rest House

 

 

 

 

 

 

Office Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

Store

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canteen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

METHOD OF SALE

Method of sale is by open auction/ negotiation. Market hours are 6 AM to 10 AM in sub market yards and from 10 AM to 12 AM for vegetable and form 12 AM to 5 PM for fruits particularly in apple season in principal market yard Dhalli and Fruit market Yard Bhattakoffer respectively.

 

MARKET YEAR

Market Year is from 1st April to 31st March.

 

DISSEMINATION OF MARKET INFORMATION

Daily wholesale rate of 24 notified agricultural Produce items are sent to the Directorate of Agri. Himachal Pradesh which are broadcasted daily on All India Radio, Shimla. In addition, Doordarshan Kendra – Shimla also telecasts the market rates twice a week. The market has also been linked with AGMARKNET   portal where any user can access the arrivals and prices of any market in the country. A price ticker board has been installed in the principal market yard, Dhalli which displays the rates of important commodities of Shimla markets and other important markets. Besides this daily rates of important commodities are published in 2 popular news papers.

 

OTHER FACILITIES EXTENDED TO THE PRODUCERS.

 

A)           Farmer Awareness Camps

APMC also organizes farmer training camps for creating  awareness among them regarding the adoption of better and latest post harvest practices and marketing of their agricultural produce. Guest lectures from Agriculture. Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & KVK Departments are arranged for updating the farmer community about the latest developments.

 

B)            Distribution of plastic crates.

APMC also supplies plastic crates to the farmers on subsidized rates through Himachal Pradesh State Agril. Marketing Board (Scheme sponsored by NHB)  for safe transportation and storage of fruits & vegetables.

 

C)            Construction of link roads and path in notified market area Distt Shimla and Kinnaur

 

APMC Shimla and Kinnaur is providing funds to Gram Panchayats to the notified market area after approval of roads/paths by the HP state agricultural marketing board under deposit work and futher the construction work is done by BDO,HPPWD and forests Govt. Agency. Thus the farmers are being facilitated to transport their agricultural produce commodities from far flung area as well as from the productive areas to the near by markets through transport vehicles in the different market yards of APMC Shimla and Kinnaur.

 

D)           Construction of Rope Ways and Collection Centres

  Due to difficult hilly area, if the construction of roads is not possible, APMC Shimla and Kinnaur is installing the ropeways to link the far flung areas with the main roads. APMC Shimla and Kinnaur is also constructing collection centres. Farmers bring their produce to the roadside and keep it in collection centres till the time it is transported to nearby market yards.

 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE APIO UNDER RTI

Secretary

Agricultural Produce Market Committee,

Shimla and Kinnaur- Dhalli, Shimla-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APMC Una    

 

UNA DISTRICT

 

History

             Una is a district of Himachal Pradesh which lies in its South Western part. The present Una district until Ist Nov. 1966 was one of the tehsil of the Hoshiarpur district of Punjab. Consequent upon reorganization of Punjab all the hill areas including Una tehsil was transferred to Himachal Pradesh. Eversince until Aug. 1972 it continued to remain as tehsil of Kangra district. On the Ist September,1972 the Himachal Pradesh government reorganized the then Kangra district into three districts namely Una, Hamirpur and Kangra

 

Location

                 Una is located between 31017'52" - 31052'0" North latitude and 75058'2" - 76028'25" East longitude. It has an average elevation of 350 metres to 1200 metres. The terrain is plain with small hills. Una shares its border with Hoshiarpur distict of Punjab. Una district is bounded by the river Beas on the north and the river Satluj in the east. The Swan river which is basically seasonal, flows right across the Jaswan valley towards South until it submerges in the Satluj river near Anandpur Sahib.

 

Factfile

               The total population of Una is 447967(2001 Census). There are 997 females per 1000 males. Literacy rate is 81.09%. Total area of the district is 1549 square kilometer. The population is mix of Hindus and Sikhs. Hindi, Punjabi and Paharilanguages are spoken and culture is mix of Punjabi and Pahari. Administratively Una district consists of two sub- divisions (Una & Amb), three tehsils ( Bangana, Amb and Una ) and two sub tehsils ( Haroli & Bharwain ) and is having 5 development blocks ( Una, Bangana, Gagret, Amb & Haroli ). There are 235 panchayats covering 866 villages. Economy is predominantly agricultutre based.

 

Climate   

               Una district falls in Submountain, low hills and subtropical zone. The winter prevails from October-mid March, summer from mid March-June and rainy season from July-September. The minimum temperature in winter goes to 3 degree centigrade and rises to 47 degrees centigrade in summer. The average annual rainfall is 1200 mm. A major portion of the precipitation is received during monsoon period from June to September.

 

Agriculture

                  People of Una mainly earn their livelihood through agriculture but now industrial development is also taking place. Total geographical area as per revenue papers is 1549 Square kilometer out of which 430 square kilometers is cultivated area. The net irrigated area is 10500 hectares out of 40492 hectares (cultivated area )

 

                            Major crops of the district are Wheat, Maize and Paddy. In vegetables tomatoes, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Peas, Cucurbits and Potatoes are the main crops. Major sources of irrigation are tube wells, wells  and lift irrigation. Channelization of Swan river has rendered vast tract of land fit for cultivation. Una District of Himachal  Pradesh has the unique distinction of being first in the Indian union to pioneer the cooperative movement as first cooperative institution at Panjawar (Distt Una) was registered in 1892.

 

 

APMC UNA  

                       The  market committee Una was established during the year 1978 under the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture produce Markets Act, 1969 ( Act No 9 of 1970 ), which has been repealed vide section 86 of the HP Agricultural & Horticultural Produce Marketing (development & Regulation Act, 2005( Act No. 20 of 2005) as assented to by the governor on 25th May, 2005 for better regulation of sale and purchase of Agri produce & provide marketing and information facilities to the growers of the district . The area of the operation of Market Committee was notified as entire district of Una vide notification number HMB/5-8/77 dated 27th Jan 1978. The Market committee started its functioning with 17 dealers on 24th May 1979 but now 246 traders of fruits, vegetables, food grains and  milk products have been covered under the provision of this act. Initially the income of the market committee was  Rs.23980/-  during the year 1979-80 which has now increased to the tune of Rs 9440189/ during the year 2009-10. Market committee is meeting out its office and development expenses out of its own income.

 

                25 Kanals land at Una-Amb road was transferred in the name of  Agriculture deptt. for the establishment of Principal Market yard Una. During the year 1986-87, principal market yard una was constructed having 20 numbers of fruits and vegetables shops on the ground floor. First floor of the building is having 6 office rooms, Chowkidar Room, Canteen and farmer rest house having 5 single room sets and 2 dormitories. During the year 1997-98, 4 shops were constructed for the grain market. During the year 2005 one new shop was constructed in the existing grain market and two more shops were constructed for fruit and vegetables. Principle market yard is also having 6 booths constructed under 20 point programme.

 

                 During the year 1999-2000, covered auction platform was constructed in front of 20 vegetable and fruit shops to provide more space to the growers/traders/commission agents as well as to save their produce from heat and rain. A submarket yard was  constructed at Santoshgarh in 2008-09. It has started functioning from  July,2009 .

  APMC Una has established following yards

 

(A)    Principal Market Yard- Una

(B)    Sub-market Yard- Santoshgarh

 

STAFF POSITION

 

Sr No

Name of Post

No of post

1

Secretary

1

2

Market Supervisor

1

3

Auction Recorder

2

4

Sr Assistant

1

5

Jr.  Assistant

2

6

Peon cum Chowkidar

4

7

Sweeper

1

 

                   Total

12

 

LICENSE/ REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED

Annual registration fee for new license under section 40 of the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture and Horticultural Produce marketing   ( Development and Regulation ) Act, 2005 is  Rs 300/- and renewal fee is Rs. 100/-

 Registration fee( Rs.)  

Broker                100  
Godown keeper   150  
Weighman           0
Hamali         30  
Renewal fee (Rs.)  
Broker   60  
Godown keeper       90  
Weighman             30  
Hamali  / Palledar                 

 Validity period of license is one year i.e. 1st  April to 31st March.

 

POSITION OF LICENSES U/S 25.:- NIL

 

POSITION OF LICENSES U/S 40 DURING THE LAST 5 YEARS

Year

No. of Renewal

New Licenses

Total

2005-2006

151

31

182

2006-2007

153

45

198

2007-2008

155

41

196

2008-2009

41

235

276

2009-2010

239

36

275

 

CHECK POSTS

APMC, Una don’t have any check post as of now but efforts are being made to establish the barriers at important points.

 

INCOME & EXPENDITURE OF THE APMC DURING LAST FIVE YEARS

APMC charges 1% market fee from the buyer (trader) of Notified Agri. Produce in the market. Other sources of income are rent of shops,  guest house and interest on deposits etc.

Year

Market Fee

Others

Total Income

Total Expenditure

2005-06

42,42,949/

14,35,743/

56,78,692/

39,63,393/

2006-07

57,36,437/

11,27,666/

68,64,103/

66,61,715/

2007-08

58,68,881/

32,49,949/

91,18,830/

1,38,72,190/

2008-09

75,75,693/

8,19,384/

83,95,077/

95,06,955/

2009-10

64,78,272/

29,61,917/

94,40,189/

63,77,431/

 

ANNUAL ARRIVALS DURING THE LAST FIVE YEARS

Year

Fruit (Qntls)

Vegetable (Qntls)

2005-06

18590

96879

2006-07

18903

105427

2007-08

27994

110500

2008-09

23947

116955

2009-10

29352

123561

 

Marketing Season for 10 important commodities

 

Sr. No.

Crop

Marketing Season

1

Cauliflower

October – March

2

Bottle gourd

March- August

3

Tomato

April – July

4

Bitter gourd

April – September

5

Cucumber

March – September

6

Brinjal

April – September

7

Potato

November- March

8

Water Melon

April – June

9

Onion

April – July

10

Carrot

October - March

 

DETAILS OF MARKET YARDS

a) Principle Market Yard

 

Year of establishment

1978

Area

25 Kanals

Fruit & Vegetable shops

22 Nos

Food Grain shop

5 Nos.

Booths

6 Nos

Open Auction Plateform

1

Covered Auction Plateform

1

Toilet Block

2

Rest House

5 Sets & 2 Dormitories

Office Room

6

Store

1

Chowkidar Room

1

Hand Pump

1

 

b)Sub Market Yard Santoshgarh              

 

Year of Establishment

2008-09

Area

6.5 Kanals

Covered Auction Plateform

1

Toilet Block

1

Rest House

1 Dormitory

Office Room

1

Store

1

Canteen

1

 

METHOD OF SALE

Method of sale is by open auction/ negotiation. Market hours are 6 AM to 10 AM.

 

MARKET YEAR

Market Year is from 1st April to 31st March.

 

DISSEMINATION OF MARKET INFORMATION

Daily wholesale rate of 24 notified agricultural Produce items are sent to the Directorate of Agri. Himachal Pradesh which are broadcasted daily on All India Radio, Shimla. In addition, Doordarshan Kendra – Shimla also telecasts the market rates twice a week. The market has also been linked with AGMARKNET    portal where any user can access the arrivals and prices of any market in the country. A price ticker board has been installed in the principal market yard, Una which displays the rates of important commodities of Una markets and other important markets. Besides this daily rates of important commodities are published in 2 popular news papers.

 

OTHER FACILITIES EXTENDED TO THE PRODUCERS.

 

A)           Farmer Awareness Camps

APMC also organizes farmer training camps for creating  awareness among them regarding the adoption of better and latest post harvest practices and marketing of their agricultural produce. Guest lectures from Agriculture. Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & KVK Departments are arranged for updating the farmer community about the latest developments.

 

B)            Distribution of plastic crates.

 

APMC also supplies plastic crates to the farmers on subsidized rates through Himachal Pradesh State Agril. Marketing Board (Scheme sponsored by NHB)  for safe transportation and storage of fruits & vegetables.

 

c)              Procurement of wheat  by FCI

APMC in collaboration with FCI facilitates the farmers to sell their  wheat at the minimum price fixed by the Government of India.

 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE APIO UNDER RTI

 

Secretary

Agricultural Produce Market Committee,

Una Distt. Una (H.P.)PIN-174303.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APMC Sirmour    

 

PROFILE OF SIRMOUR DISTRICT

SITUATION

                             The district is located in outer Himalayas which are commonly called as Shivaliks. The district is located between 77°-01’- 12” to 77°-49’- 40” East longitudes and 30°-22’- 30” to 31°-01’- 20” North latitudes.The district is predominantly mountaneous with deep valleys lying between ranges of varying elevation. Longest length from west to east is 77 kilometres and maximum width is 76 kilometres . The district is bounded by Shimla district in the north, Tons and Yamuna rivers in the east, Haryana in the south and west and Solan district in the north-west. Adminstratively, the district is being looked after by six tehsils, four sub-tehsils and six development blocks namely Nahan, Paonta Sahib, Shillai, Sangrah, Rajgarh and Pachhad at Sarahan. The district is divided into three Sub-divisions namely Nahan, Paonta Sahib and Rajgarh.

                            The district has 228 Gram Panchayats and 968 villages. The geographical area of district is 2825 square kilometers. The population of the district according to 2001 census is 4.58.351 comprising of 2, 41,109 males and 2, 17,242 females.

 

CLIMATE

                        The winter prevails from November to February, spring in March, summer from April to June and monsoon in July-August. The minimum temperature in the winter is as low as 0°C and rises to 42°C in the summer. The average annual rainfall during the year is about 1100-1600mm. A major portion of precipitation (75 per cent) is received during monsoon period. The elevation varies between 650- 2500 metres above mean sea level.

 

AGRICULTURE

                                     Agriculture is the primary occupation of the district as about 90 per cent of its population resides in rural areas. The total area as reported by revenue papers is 2, 24,752 hectares out of this 41,626 hectares is net sown area. The net irrigated sown area is 14,405 hectares which contributes about 35 per cent of net sown area. Two major harvests, Kharif (Paddy, Maize) and Rabi (Wheat, Sarson) are cultivated in the district.

             The Kharif crops are sown in June-July including Maize, Paddy, Potato, Ginger, Turmeric, Tomato, etc. The area under Kharif crops is slightly more than Rabi crops. Wheat, Sarson, Peas, Garlic, etc. are the major crops grown in the Rabi season.

 

APMC SIRMOUR AT PAONTA SAHIB

 In order to fulfill the mandate of the H.P. Agricultural Produce Market Act 1969 (Act No. 9 of 1970) in district Sirmour, Market Committe Sirmour was established in the year 1975 with headquarter at Paonta Sahib further which has been repealed vide section 86 of the Himachal Pradesh Agricultural and Horticulture Produce  Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005 (Act No. 20 of 2005) as essented to by the Governor on 25th May, 2005 for better regulation of sale, purchase, storage and processing of Agricultural Produce and provide marketing and information facilities to the growers and other users.  The area of operation of Market Committe was notified as the entire district of Sirmour except Rajgarh tehsil. Presently, 94 traders/commission agents are functioning under the market committee. The income of the APMC was 1,32,84,735 rupees during the year 2009-2010. The APMC is meeting out its office and development expenses out of its own income. Under the provisions of the Act, APMC Sirmour has established following yards:

 

S.No.

Place

Type of Yard

1

Paonta Sahib

Principal Market Yard

2

Dadahu

Sub-Market Yard

3

Sataun

Sub-Market Yard

4

Sarahan

Sub-Market Yard

5

Bagthan

Sub-Market Yard

6

Nahan

Sub-Market Yard

7

Kheri

Sub-Market Yard

 

STAFF POSITION

S.No

Name of post

No. of Post

1

Secretary

1

2

Market Supervisor

1

3

Auction recorder

1

4

Junior Assistant

3

5

Clerk

1

6

Peon-cum-Chowkidar

3

                                 Total

10

 

LICENSE/ REGISTRATION FEE PRESCRIBED

Annual registration fee for issue of new license under section ‘40’ of the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture and Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005 is rupees 300.

Annual fee for the renewal of license under section ‘40’ of the Himachal Pradesh Agriculture and Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005 is rupees 100.  

 Registration  Fee (in rupees)  

              Broker                                                100

              Godown keeper                              150

              Weighman                                           50

             Hamali                                                  30  

 Renewal Fee (in rupees)

         Broker                                                      60

        Godown keeper                                    90

        Weighman                                               30

         Hamali                                                     20

Validity period of license is one year i.e. 1st April to 31st March.  

POSITION OF LICENSES UNDER SECTION “25" DURING LAST 5 YEARS

Year

No. of Renewal

New Licenses

Total

2005-06

124

24

48

2006-07

95

13

108

2007-08

95

13

108

2008-09

-

93

93

2009-10

86

8

94

 

CHECK POSTS

APMC, Sirmour has three check posts namely at Dosarka (Nahan), Behral and Yamuna Bridge at Paonta Sahib. In addition, there is a seasonal checkpost at Maryog (Dhog) to record the arrival and dispatches of agricultural produce and to collect the compound fee.

 

INCOME OF THE APMC

APMC charges 1 per cent market fee from the buyer (trader) of Notified Agricultural Produce in the market area. The income received during the last 5 years from different sources is as under:

 

Year

Market Fees (in rupees)

Others (in rupees)

Total Income (in rupees)

2005-06

93,00,159

16,07,647

1,09,07,806

2006-07

86,16,199

29,83,814

1,16,00,013

2007-08

52,13,571

18,26,898

70,40,469

2008-09

60,63,190

76,46,942

1,37,10,132

2009-10

78,85,787

53,98,948

1,32,84,735

 

EXPENDITURE OF THE APMC

The expenditure of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee including construction works during the last 5 years can be summed up as under:

 

Year

Expenditure (in rupees)

2005-06

1,10,93,357

2006-07

80,63,334

2007-08

72,06,868

2008-09

2,73,57,655

2009-10

1,06,76,413

 

ANNUAL ARRIVALS

Annual arrivals of fruits and vegetables during the last 5 years are as under:

 

Year

Fruits (Quintals.)

Vegetables (Quintals.)

2005-06

10331

29465

2006-07

8700

34391

2007-08

17477

54404

2008-09

11992

43104

2009-10

10213

41784

S.No

                            Crop

Marketing Season

1

Kinnow

December-March

2

Orange

December-March

3

Mango

June-August

4

Banana

Year round

5

Grapes

December-April

6

Potato

Year round

7

Cauliflower

September-January

8

Cabbage

December-April

9

Tomato

Year round

10

Onion

Year round

DETAILS OF MARKET YARDS

A)    Principal Market Yard- Paonta Sahib

 

Year of Establishment

1978

Area

2.94 Hectares

Fruit & Vegetable Shops

12

Foodgrain Shops

11

Open auction Platform

1

Covered auction platform

1

Toilet Block

2

Checkpost

2

Canteen

1

Store

1

Resthouse room

2

Office room

4

Kitchen

1

Handpump

1

Parking Facility

1

 

B)     Sub Market Yard-Dadahu

 

Year of Establishment

1983

Area

6.11 Bighas

 Shops

14

Office Room

1

Resthouse

2

Kitchen

1

Chowkidar Room

1

Covered Auction Platform

1

Parking Facility

1

Store

1

 

       C) Sub Market Yard-Sataun

 

Year of Establishment

1984

Area

1.7 Bighas

Shops

6

Adminstrative Block

1

Auction Platform

1

Ginger washing Tank

1

Toilet

1

       D)    Sub Market Yard-Sarahan

 

Year of Establishment

2001

Area

1750 square kilometres

Shops

8

Auction Platform

1

Office room

1

Store

1

Toilet Block

1

Handpump

1

Parking Facility

1

 

E)     Sub Market Yard-Bagthan

 

Year of Establishment

2005

Area

3.13 Bighas

Shops

4

Auction Platform

1

Grading & Packing Hall

1

 

 

       F)      Sub Market Yard-Nahan

 

Year of Establishment

2006

Area

5084.45 square metres

Shops

10

Covered Auction Platform

1

Toilet Block

2

Office room

1

Chowkidar Room

1

Resthouse Room

3

Farmer Dormitory

1

Checkpost

1

Store

1

Parking Facility

1

 

 

         G)   Sub Market Yard-Kheri

 

Year of Establishment

1990

Area

3.1 Bighas

Shops

5

 

METHOD OF SALE

 Method of sale is by open auction/ mutual negotiation. Market hours are from 6 am to 10 am.

 

MARKET YEAR

Market year is from 01st April to 31st March.

 

DISSEMINATION OF MARKET INFORMATION

Daily whole sale rates of 24 notified Agricultural produce items are sent to the Directorate of Agriculture, Himachal Pradesh which are broadcasted daily on All India Radio-Shimla. In addition, Doordarshan Kendra-Shimla also telecasts the market rates twice a week. This market has also been linked with AGMARKNET portal where any user can access the arrivals and prices of any market in the country.

 

 

OTHER FACILITIES EXTENDED TO THE PRODUCER

A)    Farmer Awareness Camps

APMC also organizes farmer camps for creating awareness among them regarding the adoption of better and latest post harvest practices and marketing of their agricultural produce. APMC has recently organized farmer awareness camps at Mahando Bag, Kanshipur (Shivpur), Amboya and Danda Pagar.

 

B)     Distribution of Plastic Crates

 APMC also supplies plastic crates to the farmers on 50 per cent subsidy through Himachal Pradesh State Agricultural Marketing Board (Scheme sponsored by NHB) for safe transportation and storage of fruits & vegetables. Recently, APMC-Sirmour has distributed 1550 plastic crates to the farmers.

 

C) Procurement of wheat by FCI

  APMC in collaboration with FCI procures wheat from the farmers of the district at the minimum support price fixed by the Government of India. In the 2009-10, FCI procured 10,000 quintals of wheat.

 

NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE APIO UNDER RTI

   The Secretary,

   Agricultural Produce Market Committee,

   Sirmour at Paonta Sahib,

   Distt. Sirmour (H.P.)

    PIN-173025                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APMC Mandi    

 

About Mandi

The APMC, Mandi was established in the year 1984 under the H.P. Agriculture Produce Market Act, 1969 which has been repealed and called The H.P. Agricultural & Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005 to provide for improved regulation in marketing of Agricultural Produce, development of efficient marketing system, promotion of Agri-processing and agricultural export, establishment of proper administration of markets for agricultural produce in the State of H.P. and to ensure level playing field for competitive markets to operate through setting of minimum standards for facilities, procedure and systems, thereby promoting the establishment of well administered and efficient infrastructure for marketing of agriculture produce in and from the State of H.P. The area of operation of APMC, Mandi has been notified as the entire District w.e.f. 25-2-1981.The APMC, Mandi has registered 481 Nos. of traders of Food grains, Fruit & Vegetables, Timber, Poultry & Animal Husbandry and its products etc. under the provision of the Act. The Committee consisted of 16 members of whom 6 are Ex-officio members and 10 Non-official members.

Ex-officio members :-

i)                    Deputy Commissioner- Vice Chairman;

ii)                   Deputy Director of Agriculture;

iii)                 Deputy Director of Horticulture;

iv)                 Deputy Director of Animal Husbandry;

v)                  Incharge, Krishi Vigyan Kendra; and

vi)                 Secretary of the Committee.

The Government of Himachal Pradesh has nominated 10 nos. of non-official members of the APMC, Mandi and Sh. Ved Prakash has been elected as Chairman, APMC, Mandi on dated: 18-02-2009.

    The major functions of APMC, Mandi is as under:-

1.       Enforce the provision of the Act, the rules and bye-laws made there under in the notified market area:

2.       Establish a market in the market area and provide such facilities for persons visiting in connection with the purchase, sale, storage, weighment and processing of agricultural produce concerned as the board may, from time to time, direct :

3.       Do such other acts as may be required in relation to the superintendence, direction and control of market or for regulating marketing of agriculture produce in any place in the market area, and for the purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, and for that purpose may exercise such powers and discharge such functions as may be provided by or under this Act :

4.       Do all such other acts which may bring complete transparency in pricing system and transaction taking place in the market area.

5.       Maintain and manage the market yards and sub market yards with in the market area :

6.       Provide necessary facilities for the marketing and facilitate for the transportation of agricultural produce with in the market yards and outside the yards and with in the sub market yards and outside the sub market yards in the market area :

7.       Regulate, conduct and supervise the auction of notified agricultural produce in accordance with the provisions and procedure laid down under the rules made under this Act or byelaws of the committee :

8.       Provide for the settlement of all the dispute between the seller and the buyer arising out of any kind of transaction :

9.       Levy, take, recover and receive rates, charges, fees and other sum of money to which the committee is entitled :

10.   Compound offences committed under this Act or rules and byelaws made thereunder :

11.   Any other works under the Act to lead to improvement of Agriculture Marketing.

 

(1) Present Staff Position of APMC, Mandi.

 

Sr. No.

Name of Post.

No. of  Post.

1.        

Secretary.

1

2.        

Assistant Secretary

1

3.        

Superintendent

1

4.        

Market Supervisor.

3

5.        

Auction Recorder.

--

6.        

Clerk

3

7.        

Peon cum Chowkidar.

5

8.        

Daily paid & Contractual Clerk.

6

9.        

Daily paid labourers.

12

10.    

Part time sweeper

7

 

Total:

39

 (2) Registration Fees.

Registration fee  

1 Annual fee      Rs. 300/-
2 Annual Renewal fee   Rs. 100/-
3 Broker Rs. 100/-
4 Godown Keeper   Rs. 150/-
5  Weighman    Rs. 50/-
6 Palledar      Rs. 30/-    
 Renewal fee     
1 Broker  Rs. 60/-
2  Godownkeeper    Rs. 90/-
3 Weightman Rs. 30/-
4 Palledar      Rs. 20/-

Validity period of license  is one year i.e. from 1 April to 31 March.

Registration Authority:  Secretary, APMC, Mandi

      (3) Position of registered dealers Under Section “40”.

Year. No.  of Renewal Licenses. No. of New Licenses Total
2001-02 194 138 332
2002-03 291 56 347
2003-04 310 61 371
2004-05 328 110 438
2005-06 313 94 407
2006-07 397 35 432
2007-08 401 26 427
2008-09 --- 431 431
2009-10 411 70 481

 

(4) Details of Market Yards.

(A)      Sub Market Yard Dhanotu (S/Nagar).

1 Year of establishment    2002
2 Area   8-02-16 Bighas
3  Nos. of C.A./dealers of Fruit & Vegetable 37
4    Nos. of shops & Booths 55+14.
5   Covered Auction Platform  2 Nos.
6 Toilet Block  2 Nos.
7   Bank Hall   1 No
8  Farmers Rest House     1 No. (Proposed on Top Floor)
9 Water and Electric facility.  

(B)Sub Market Yard Takoli.

1   Year of establishment  1998
2   Area 9-16-14 Bighas.
3  Nos. of Commission Agents  43 nos
4 Shops  36 Nos.
5    Canteen   1 No
6  Farmers Rest House  1 No.
7 Approach Road around the platform.  
8  Incoming and outgoing gate  
9  Parking facility in the Yard.  
10    Toilet Block for the users of Market  
11  Water and Electric facility  

(C) Sub Market Yard Pali.

1     Year of establishment 2003.
2 Area  0-6-0 Bigha
3  No. of Shops   5 Nos

 

The APMC has invested an amount of Rs. 15.73 lacs for the establishment of above yard. The above Market could not be made functional as the allottees are not conducting the business of Agricultural Produce. 

The APMC has invested an amount of Rs. 15.73 lacs for the establishment of above yard. The above Market could not be made functional as the allottees are not conducting the business of Agricultural Produce. 

 

 

(D) Regulated Market Yard Mandi (Kangni).

The APMC, Mandi has provided all basic amenities in land measuring 8-15 Bighas which has been transferred to the Agriculture Department. The project is completed with an estimated amount of Rs. 5.26 Crores. The above said market has been inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh on 24th February, 2009.   

The following infrastructural facilities has been provided :  

(a) Trader Shops  47 nos.  
(b)  Parking Area 1900 sqm  
(c) Computerized Control Room with Weighbridge 1 no.  
(d)   Daily Need Shops 6 nos.
(e) Toilet Block   2 nos.  
(f) Covered Auction Platform  877.50 sqm.  
(g) Packing and Grading  191 sqm.  
(h) Space for Cold Storage  62.25 sqm
(i) Space for Ripening Unit/Dispatch Deck 102.77 sqm. 
(j) APMC, Office including Meeting Hall 1 no.  
(k) Farmers Rest House on top floor 1 no.
(l) Canteen 1 no
(m)   Bank Hall 1 no 

 

(E)     Establishment of Sub Market Yard ChailChowk.

The project of Sub Market Yard Chailchowk is completed in land measuring 4-16-05 bighas which is situated about 5 km. away from Gohar on State Highway Dadour-Janjehli. The total expenditure of this project is Rs. 160.68 lacs under Centrally Sponsored Scheme. 

The following infrastructural facilities have been provided in this market :

1  Trader Shops  9 nos.
2 Parking Area  37 sqm
3   Weighbridge with Computerized Control Room  1 no.
4 Covered Auction Platform  486 sqm
5   Packing/Grading Hall       128 sqm
6 Garbage Disposal   40 sqm
7  Loading and Unloading Space   1170 sqm
8  Canteen    55.79 sqm
9 Bank Hall   41.60 sqm
10   Office  22.36 sqm
11   Farmers Rest House  63.96 
12 Toilet   2 n
(F)  Establishment of Sub Market Yard Joginder-Nagar.  

The construction work of Sub Market Yard Joginder Nagar is completed in land measuring 0-19-10 Bighas which is located on Mandi- Pathankot NH in the heart of the town. The total cost of this project is Rs. 131.55 lacs under Centrally Sponsored Scheme. 

Th e following infrastructural facilities have been provided in this market :

Construction of Ground floor :

Detail

Area

Traders shops. 113.53 sqm. (7 nos.)
Daily Need Booths/Canteen 68.32 sqm (2 nos.)
Toilet 12.57 sqm (1 nos.)

Construction at first floor:

Detail Area
Shops/Passages 206.27 sqm. (7 nos.)
Daily Need Shops/Booths 68.32 sqm (2 nos.)
 Toilet 12.57 sqm (1nos.)
Staircase  

Construction at Second floor : 

Detail Area
Office/Chowkidar Residence/Toilet 134.00 sqm.

 

Proposed Market Yards :

(i)    Establishment of Sub Market Yard Karsog.  

 Land measuring 4-19-14 Bighas situated in khasra no. 1463/1020/2, Muhal Karsog has been earmarked for the establishment of Fruit & Vegetable Market at Karsog. Conceptual Drawings, Contoured Site Plan and Estimates of the proposed Yard have been prepared. The APMC, Mandi has proposed all basic amenities to be provided in this market. 

  (ii)  Establishment of Sub Market Yard Balichowki.

The APMC, Mandi has proposed the establishment of SMY Balichowki on the land situated on Aut Banjar State Highway. 5 bighas of land will be purchased from the local farmers. The codal formalities are being completed. 

(iii)   Establishment of Sub Market Yard Nihri.

The APMC, Mandi has proposed the establishment of SMY Nihri in Development Block Sunder Nagar. For this purpose the forest land near village Nihri has been selected. The codal formalities for the transfer of the land are being completed. 

(5) Details of Check Posts Established.

 The APMC, Mandi has established 7 nos. of Check Posts to collect compound fee from non-licensee traders in the Notified Area. The following Check Posts have been established to check the unauthorized trade of Agricultural Produce :-

Sr. No.      Name  of Check Post.
1  Pungh (Sunder-Nagar).
2 ChailChowk.
3  Tatapani (Karsog).
4  Tatahar (Sarkaghat).
5  Banoha (Sarkaghat). 
6   Awahdevi (Sarkaghat).

  

(6) Method of Sale of Agricultural Produce in the Yard.      

  Method of sale is adopted by open auction and negotiation. Maximum quantity of fruits and vegetable is brought by the traders in the market from out side the district. Where as local produce is brought to the market by the local farmers in bulk quantity and it is put to open auction for sale.

(7) Income of APMC, Mandi. 

APMC, Mandi charges 1% Market Fee from the Buyers/Traders on Agriculture Produce in the Notified Market Area. The detail of income during the recent years is as below:-

Sr. No.

Year.

Income.
1. 2001-02 81,67,819.75
2. 2002-03 1,19,07,652.89
3. 2003-04 1,33,78,048.09
4. 2004-05 2,60,86,628.00
5. 2005-06 3,07,57,716.67
6. 2006-07 2,29,18,963
7. 2007-08 2,33,86,315
8. 2008-09 2,63,86,730
9. 2009-10 3,54,93,007

(8) Expenditure of APMC, Mandi. 

 The expenditure of the APMC, Mandi under different heads prescribed by the Himachal Pradesh State Agricultural Marketing Board (including construction works) during the recent years is as below:-

Sr. No.

Year.

Total expenditure in Rs.
1. 2001-02 11315613 .00
2. 2002-03 10302398 .00
3. 2003-04 7840051 .00
4. 2004-05 8545055 .00
5. 2005-06 20395200.00
6. 2006-07 18836210.00
7. 2007-08 25446304.00
8. 2008-09 56521388.00
9. 2009-10 5,81,85,621

 

(9) Annual Arrival of APMC, Mandi.

Year.

Fruits in (MT)

Vegetables in( MT)
2001-02 31795 143760
2002-03 32209 143900
2003-04 35420 156386
2004-05 36539 162789
2005-06 37481 171619
2006-07 36252 162874
2007-08 35312 157082
2008-09 36115 171320

 

(10) Dissemination of Market Information

 Daily Whole Sale Rates of 24 Notified Agriculture Produce items are being sent to the Director of Agriculture and H.P. State Agricultural Marketing Board, Shimla which are transmitted & broadcasted daily on All India Radio, Shimla. The daily prices of important Markets with respect to Seasonal Agricultural Produces are also shown on the notice board for the benefit of farmers. The Daily Market Rates of Fruits and Vegetables in respect of Market Yards Dhanotu, Mandi (Kangni), Chailchowk and Takoli are being disseminating through Internet and also publishing in the following Daily News Papers :-

1.       Amar Ujala.

2.       Punjab Kesari.

3.       Hindghosh (Local Daily)

2 Nos. Ticker Boards have also been provided by the Forward Market Commission and these have been installed at PMY Mandi (Kangni) and SMY Dhanotu for the benefits of the farmers and commission agents. The daily rates of different Agricultural Commodities are displayed. 

 

11) Facilities provided by The APMC, Mandi to the Producers/ Farmers 

a)    Organization of Farmers Training Camps.

Farmer Training Camps are being organized in the District to provide latest technology to the farmers for higher production, grading, packing, storage and marketing of their produce with the cordial co-operation of Marketing Experts from Universities and Departments of Agriculture and Horticulture.

(b)Distribution of Plastic Crates.

 Plastic Crates were being provided to the farmers on subsidized cost to bring their Agricultural Produces in the Market Yard in good condition after grading which are perishable in nature. By providing plastic crates the transportation of their produce also becomes safer and easier. During the past years APMC, Mandi has distributed plastic crates to the farmers. 

(c)Construction of road/path in the inaccessible area.

The APMC, Mandi has spent an amount of Rs. 1 Crores during the past years for the construction of link roads as per the need of the Fruits and Vegetable producing inaccessible area so that farmers can easily bring their produce by different modes of transportation to the nearby Market.

(d)Collection Center :-

 The transportation facilities in hill area is not available at every place. Hence the produce of farmers remains in open and the danger of theft, rains, sun, etc. may be there. In such area a scheme of Collection Center has been started to collect the Agricultural Produces of the farmers at one place for further transportation to the consuming markets. The APMC, Mandi has started the selection of suitable sites for the establishment of Collection Centers.  

(12) Market Year.

“ Market Year is from April to March”.

Secretary,

 APMC, Mandi (Kangni),

Distt. Mandi, H.P. (175001)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         

                           

 

           

 

APMC Hamirpur

About Hamirpur

Hamirpur district forms the middle part of the State. It is bound by Kangra district in the north, Mandi district in the north east, Bilaspur and Una districts in the south east and south respectively.  It is located between 76°16" and 76°43" East longitudes and 31°35" and 31°55" North latitudes. As per revenue record the geographical area of this district is 1, 10,070 hectares and according to Survey of India total geographical area is 1118 sq. kms. Hamirpur is the smallest district (area wise) in Himachal Pradesh. From administrative view point, the district has been divided into six developmental blocks viz. Hamirpur, Bhoranj, Nadaun, Bijhari, Sujanpur Tira and Tauni Devi. There are 209 Panchayats covering 1617 villages and five towns namely Barsar, Hamirpur, Naduan, Bijhari and Sujanpur. The elevation varies between 350 meters to 1100 meters above mean sea level. Farmers generally grow maize and paddy during Kharif season and wheat during Rabi season. Some farmers having irrigated area have now switched over to the cash crops like fruits and vegetables.

                                Hamirpur district falls in sub-humid sub-tropical zoneThe winter prevails from November to March, spring in April and May, summer from June to September and transition season from October to November. The minimum temperature in the winter goes to 4° C and rises to maximum 34° C in summer. The average annual rainfall is about 1600 mm. There are two seasons of rainfall during the year one from December to March, associated with the passage of western disturbances and the other which is the main one, extending from middle of June till middle of September, caused by the south west monsoons. Some rain is also received in the post monsoon month of October. A major portion of precipitation (74%) is received during monsoon period from June to September. July and August are the wettest months.

                                The percentage of net area irrigated to the net area shown was 4.92 per cent. Irrigated area is maximum (898 ha) in Bhoranj Tehsil and is minimum   (55 ha) in Barsar Tehsil. Three major sources of irrigation viz. lift irrigation, Kuhals and tube wells and wells are prominent in the district.

                                This tract is characterized by hill ranges, intermingled with   rivers, rivulets, and streams. Numerous small barren hills, hillocks, and rocks are scattered all over the area. Cultivation is done usually in small terraces across the slopes as steep as 60 degree. The width of terraces varies between 2 and 5 meters and slope within the terrace is around 1-3 per cent. The elevation varies between 650 meters to 1100 meters above mean sea level. 

 

APMC Hamirpur

                                The Market Committee, Hamirpur was established during the year 1987 under the Himachal Pradesh Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1969 (Act No.9 of 1970), which has been repealed vide section 86 of The Himachal Pradesh Agricultural and Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development & Regulation) Act, 2005 (Act No. 20 of 2005) as assented to by the Governor on 25th May, 2005 for better regulation of sale-purchase of Agricultural Produce and to provide marketing & information facilities to the growers of the district. The area of operation of Market Committee was notified as the entire district of Hamirpur vide-notification No. HMB/5-15/81 dated 13-4-1981. This Market Committee started its functioning with 21 dealers, on 14-9-1987 but now 155 traders of fruits, Vegetables, food grains and Milk products etc.  have been covered under the provision of this Act. Initially the income of the Market Committee was Rs. 12195 during the year 1987-88 which has now increased to the tune of Rs. 53, 00, 000 during the year 2008-2009. Market Committee is meeting out its office and development expenses out of its own income.

                                3446.47sq. mtr. Govt. land at Dosarka was transferred in the name of Agriculture Department for the establishment of Principal Market Yard. In Market Committee building, 15 No’s Shops (7 Shops & 8 Booths) in the ground floor & Market Committee office, Farmers Rest house in the First floor was  completed in the year 1996 with an expenditure of about  Rs.29 Lacs. Wholesale trade of fruit & vegetables was shifted from Hamirpur Bazaar to this yard on 1-7-96. Sub Market Yard, Nadaun has also started functioning from March, 2004. 

 

Present staff position
 Sr.No. Name of post          No. of post.
1 Secretary   1              (On deputation) 
2 Market Supervisor  Vacant 
3  Sr. Assistant   1
4 Auction Recorder 1
5     Clerk   1
6    Peon cum Chowkidar  4
Total 8

Daily Wages Staff

1 Clerk (typist)    1
2   DPL 2
3   DPL 1
4 Chowkidar (Contract)  1
Total 5
Grand total 13
  •   License/ Registration fees prescribed:

 Annual Registration fee for issue of new license under Section “40” of the Act.is  Rs.300/-

Annual  renewal fee for issue of new license under Section “40” of the Act.is  Rs.1

Registration Fee for other market functionaries:

Broker                                                  Rs.100/-

 Godown keeper                                    Rs.150/-

Weighman                                          Rs. 50/-

Palledar                                               Rs. 30/-

 

Renewal Fee

Broker                                            Rs. 60/-

Godown keeper                               Rs. 90/-

Weighman                                       Rs. 30/-

 Palledar                                             Rs. 20/-

Validity period of license is one year i.e. 1st April to 31st March

 Position of licenses/registration under Section “40” during the recent years:

Year  No. of Renewal     New licenses  Total    
2001-2002 136   04         140   
2002-2003 13

30

162
2003-2004 156  29   185   
2004-2005  162    15        177 
2005-2006   158   15     175
2006-2007   162    11   173
2007-2008  159     10   169  
2008-2009      148 12         160
2009-2010 139  12    151
2010-2011    134   04    138

 

  • Check Posts

Market Committee has established three check posts at Barsar, Kaloor &  Dhaneta (temporary)  to record the arrival and dispatches of Agricultural Produce and to collect the compound fee etc.

  • Income of the Market Committee:

Market Committee charges 1% Market fee from the buyer (traders) of Notified Agricultural Produce in the Market area. The income received during the recent years from different            sources is as under: 

Year    Market Fee  Misc.     Interest        Grand Total
2001-2002 12, 00,371      12, 00,371  

7, 24,320     

22, 04,544
2002-2003 13, 92,212 3, 20,067

5, 88,110

23, 00,389 
2003-2004 17, 26,364          4, 74,780          2, 72,664     24, 73,808 
2004-2005  28, 82,395   4, 60,901 2, 68,952   36, 12,248
2005-2006  43, 57,734  5, 07,48 3, 42,786  52, 08,006       
2006-2007   45,16,382      6,98,613      3,70,865        55,85,860
2007-2008  53,48,228     5,40,419     6,54,249       65,42,896
2008-2009     

48,23,780    

5,14,781   10,12,021 63,50,582
2009-2010 52,26,546     5,75,232       12,25,396   70,27,174

 

 

  •  Expenditure of the Market Committee:

The expenditure of the Market Committee under different heads prescribed by the H.P. Marketing Board (including construction works) during the recent years is as under: 

 

Year     Pay & allowances Misc. Expdt Deposit Works Expenditure Total ( in Rs.)
2001-2002 8, 89,963       6, 78,110       20, 13,803 35, 81,876
2002-2003 8, 36,920   6, 70,766   28, 00,000     43, 07,686
2003-2004  9, 41,666     8, 25,347    09, 49,979     27, 16,992
2004-2005  15, 88,917     12, 59,375  -- 28, 48,292 
2005-2006   14, 65,874     22, 27,370  8, 24,900       45, 18,144
2006-2007   14, 01,538   20, 53,116  3,95,600  38, 50,254
2007-2008 14,63,914    20,72,448  --- 35,35,362
2008-2009      20,42,713 21,13,264        2,00,000       43,56,037
2009-2010 25,39,989  58,22,100  15,32,488    98,94,486
  • Annual arrivals:

Annual arrivals of fruit & vegetables recorded during the year 2001-2002 to 2009-2010 is as under

 

       Year         Fruits          Vegetables
2001-2002 3515.7 13118.8 MT.
2002-2003 3399 12766.5 MT.
2003-2004 3445.8 M 13959.1 MT.
2004-2005   3130. 10847.9 MT.
2005-2006   2330. 6899.0 MT
2006-2007   4082.0 MT             10013.0 MT
2007-2008  4746. 10386.0MT        
2008-2009      5685 13216.0MT
2009-2010 4478.4.0MT    11342.6MT

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There is significant decrease in the arrivals of Vegetables, due to the increase in the local production of Vegetables, out of the total arrivals 25% in the local arrivals of Vegetables.

 

  • Dissemination of Market information:

Daily whole sale rates of 23 notified Agricultural produce items are sent to the Director of Agriculture Shimla-5, which are broadcasted on All India Radio Shimla daily.In addition to these daily wholesale rates of fruits &Vegetables are conveyed to Akashvani Hamirpur which are broadcasted FM radio at 6.35 P.M. daily in Kisanbani program w.e.f. 15.08.2005. Apart from Akashvani now Doordarshan Shimla is also telecasting the market rates. This market has also been linked with AGMARKNET portal where any farmer can confirm the arrivals and prices in this market along with other markets in the country. This website (www.agmarknet.nic.in) is very useful website for the farmers, extension workers, and researchers etc.

Ticket Board is install in the Market Yard, Hamirpur for the farmers confirm daily market rates.

 

Principal Market Yard Hamirpur (Main feature)

1 Area    3446.47 Sq mts.
2  No. of Shops  7
3 No. of Booths     8
4  Covered Auction Platform 1
5 Other facilities provided     Light, Toilets, Drinking Water, Market Committee Office, Rest House (One room),    and Dormitory (6 beds)
Sub Market Yard, Nadaun main features. 
  Phase: - I
1 Area   2018.63 Sq.mt.
2 No. of Shops   12
3 Covered Auction Platform      1
4 Other facilities provided         Market Committee Sub Office, Bank Ext.   Counter Farmer rest house, Sub post   office, Canteen.

   Phase: - II

1     Facilities Proposed          Market Committee Sub Office, Bank Ext.  Counter Farmer rest house, Sub post  office, Canteen.
  Sub Market Yard, Jahu:-
1   Area           7 KANAL 14 MARLA
2        Estimate cost              1.50 crore
3 Proposed Infrastructure      
FRUTIS AND VEGETABLES          
1 Shops    6
2 Shops (For Flowers)     2
3 Auction Platform      1
GRAIN MARKET
1 Godowns        7
2 Shops           5

  OTHER FACILITIES

1 Office        1
2 Farmers Community Hall   
3 Rooms (Farmers)    2

          

  •  Method of

Method of sale is by open Auction/mutual negotiation. (Maximum fruits & Vegetables are brought by the traders in the Market from out side the state/ district. Whenever the local produce is brought into the Market by local producers in bulk, it is put to open auction for sale)

  •   Market Year

     Market year is from April to March

 

Other Facilities extended by the Market Committee to the Producer:

 

  •     Farmer Awareness Camps:

 Market Committee also organizes farmer awareness camps for creating awareness among the farmers regarding better post harvest practices and marketing of their produce.

               

  •  Authority administering the Act:

 The Managing Director of The H.P. State Agricultural  Marketing Board, Shimla is the administering authority of the Himachal Pradesh Agricultural & Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development & Regulation) Act, 2005 (Act No. 20 of 2005).

 

  •  Name and address of the APIO under RTI

 Sh. Gautam Parsad, Secretary, Agriculture Produce Market Committee, Hamirpur.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APMC Solan

About Solan

            Solan Distt. is gateway of Himachal Pradesh at the industrial township of Parwanu