Introduction

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3 List of Adm., GM and Secy View

The role of Agriculture Marketing is crucial in post harvest technology of agriculture production. In the absence of remunerative prices of the producers, agriculture production gets a setback. In view of this, the State Government acknowledged the importance of regulated markets so as to ensure fair return to the farmers. With this purpose in mind the Government promulgated Rajasthan Agriculture Produce Market Act in the year 1961 which came into force in the year 1964.

To start with there were only nine market committees in the State. The number of such committees has gone upto 136 by now. There are 310 sub yards under the principal market yards at present. A wide network of market regulation has been provided all over the state.

The market committees known as Krishi Upaj Mandi Samities (KUMS). The Secretary of the Market Committee is on deputation from the Agriculture Marketing Department. The Krishi Upaj Mandi Samities manage the market and regulate the trade.

They are also responsible for the general development of market yards by way of providing necessary amenities and facilities. They are also empowered to issue licenses to the traders. For providing all these services, they collect mandi fee from the buyers @ Rs. 1.60 on every hundred rupees worth of produce sold. The market fee is collected at a single point in the State.

Out of the 136 regulated markets, 27 markets viz. Kota (Grain), Jaipur (Grain), Bikaner (Grain), Sriganganagar (Grain), Baran, Hanumangarh, Jodhpur (Grain), Bundi, Ramganjmandi, Mertacity, Alwar, Khairthal, Sumerpur, Sri Vijaynagar, Nagaur, Chomu, Raisinghnagar, Pilibanga, Kekri, Padampur, Anoopgarh, Nokha,Bhilwara, Pratapgarh, Udaipur (Grain), Gangapurcity, Jaipur (F&V) are under Super Class category and 21 markets are under "A" class category, 30 markets are in "B" class 38 are  in "C" Class and the remaining 20 have been classified as "D" class markets according to their  income from market fee as under:

Market Class

Annual Income from Mandi Fee

Super

Rs. 500 lacs or more

"A"

350 lacs or more but less than 500 lacs

"B"

200 lacs or more but less than 350 lacs

"C"

75 lacs or more but less than 200 lacs

"D"

less than 75 lacs

In order to have efficiency in regulation work and to implement the provisions of the Act effectively, the State Government constituted the Rajasthan State Agriculture Marketing Board in June, 1974.