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    Other Information of Solan

    Check Posts

    Market Committee has established one check post at Parwanu to record the arrival and dispatches of Agricultural Produce and to collect the compound fee etc.

    Dissemination of Market information

    Daily whole sale rates of 24 notified Agricultural Produce items are sent to the Director of Agriculture Shimla -5, which are broadcasted on All India radio Shimla daily rates are being displayed at the Notice Board. This market has also been linked with AGMARKNET PORTAL where any farmer can excess the arrivals and prices in this market along other markets in the country. This website www. agmarknet.nic.in is very useful website for the farmers extension workers, and researchers etc.

    Other facilities extended by the Market Committee to the producer

    (a) 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. Market Committee has recently organized two Marketing awareness camps Piplughat and Bhararighat, in Teh. Arki, Distt.Solan.

    (b) Distribution of Plastic crates

    Market Committee also supplies Plastic crates to the farmers on 50% subsidy for safe transportation and storage of Fruits & vegetables, through H.P. Marketing Board (Scheme sponsored by NHB). Recently Agriculture Produce Market Committee has distributed 250 crates to the farmers.

    Authority administering the Act

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