APMC, Shimla and Kinnaur is having following check post :
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.
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
Agricultural Produce Market Committee,
Shimla and Kinnaur- Dhalli, Shimla-12