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Centres Wholesaler Retailers

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High-tech Exporter Export
Farmers

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Daily Arrivals

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Onion-Potato 25000

Fruits 11000

Vegetables 16000

Dry-fruits & Spices 27000

Foodgrains & pulses 40000

Total 119000
Market Participants


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Functions of APMC Market
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â Measures for the prevention of purchases and sales below the


minimum support prices as fixed by the government
â Collect, maintain, disseminate and supply information in respect
of production, sale, storage, processing, prices and movement of
notified agricultural produce including information relating to
crops statistics and marketing intelligence
â Provide for settling of disputes arising out of any kind of
transactions connected with the marketing of agricultural produce
â Receive charges, fees, rates and other sum or money to which the
Market Committee is entitled
â Inspect and verify the books of accounts and other documents
maintained by the licensees
â Provide storage and warehousing facilities in the market area
Advantages of APMC markets
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â Ethical practices in selling the produce through open agreement

â It has removed malpractices in weighing the produce

â Use of certified weighs and measures

â It has overcome adulteration

â Quick settlement of disputes


Benefits to Farmers
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â Get fair price (minimum support price) for the produce, as the
intermediaries are not able to indulge in malpractices
â Correct weighing of the produce
â Storage facilities for agricultural produce
â Ethical practices in selling the produce i.e. open auctions and
open agreement
â Maintenance of daily list of prices of commodities for the
benefits of farmers
â Immediate payment after disposal of the produce (within 24
hrs)

 
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