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General Information

(i) City Himatnagar
(ii) Full Postal Address apmc himatnagar khed tasiya road 383001
(iii) Email
(iv) Telephone No. with STD Code 02772228678
(v) Year of establishment 1950
(vi) Population Served 325669
(vii) Geographical area served by Market (No. of   Villages etc.) 184 


(i) Regulated/Unregulated Regulated
(ii) Year of Regulation 1951
(iii) Name of the Market Legislation The Agricultural Produce Market Committee, Himatnagar, Sabarkantha.
(iv) Whether Elected/Nominated/Superseded APMC Elected
(v) Name of Chairman/Administrator Shri.MUKESHBHAI R.PATEL
Address of Chairman/Administrator At&Po:HANSALPUR Taluka:- Himatnagar Dist:- Sabarkantha State:- Gujarat.
Telephone No. of Chairman/Administrator 02772 283103
(vi) Name of Secretary Shri. Margesh M. Shah.
Address of Secretary City centre Flat, Opp:- Brahma Kumaris centre,Mahavirnagar, Himatnagar.
Telephone No. of Secretary 02772 234041
(vii) Name of Officer-in-Charge of Market Information Shri. Girishkumar P. Patel.
Address of Officer-in-Charge of Market Information At&Po:- Nikoda, Taluka:- Himatnagar, Dist:- sabarkantha, State:- Gujarat.
Telephone No. of Officer-in-Charge of Market Information 8128710010
(viii) If Unregulated, Name of Owner and ManagementTha Agricultural Produce Market Committee H.m.t.
(ix) Details of Staff: Supervisory Administrative
a) Permanent 6   37 
b) Temporary 0   0 
(x) Market holidaysSunday. 
(xi) Market hoursEight Hours 

Rail/Road Connectivity

(i) Name of the nearest railway station Himatnagar.
(ii) Distance of the railway station from the market(in Kms) 1
(iii) Name of the Nearest National /State Highway National Highway No:-8

Market Area

(i) Notified area of Market Committee Whole Himatnagar Taluka With 137 Village
(ii) Subyard (If any) and It's exact location Two
(iii) Farthest place in the Hinterland Gambhoi Village Ie:-15 K.Meters
(iv) Nearest place in the Hinterland Himatnagar Ie.:- 1 KMeters
(v) Commodity Wise Processing Units in the Market area cotton Gin. factories-3 Co-op cotton Gin.facto-2 pulsmill-24 Caster oil mill-2
(vi) Number of Cold Storages available 2
(vii) Capacity of Cold Storages available 6200 M.T
(viii) Number of Commodities notified under regulation 20
(viiii) Average daily dispatches to outside markets during the season 45% 
(x) Average daily dispatches to outside markets during the peak period 75% 
(xi) Names of traditional markets(important) to which produce is sent Mahrastra,Ahmedabad,Saurastra,North Gujarat,Kapadavnj. 

Arrivals / Dispatches


Name of 10 commodities important in terms of  arrivals:  Name of Commodity Annual Production
  1.Makai  17500 
  2.Castor-Seed  20200 
  3.Tur  2550 
  4.Paddy  700 
  5.Mustard  100 
  6.Udid  3500 
  7.Cotton  25000 
  8.Groundnut  12000 
  9.Wheat  95000 
  10.Bajri  6500 

(ii) Marketing season commodity wise for 10 important commodities: Name of Commodity Season(From-To) Peak Season(From-To)
1.Makai Oct To January  Oct TO January 
2.Castor-Seed Mar To Feb  Mar To Feb 
3.Tur January TO April  January TO April 
4.Paddy January To March  January To March 
5.Mustard Feb. TO May  Feb. To May 
6.Udid Oct. TO Feb.  Oct. TO Feb. 
7.Cotton Oct TO June  Oct TO June 
8.Groundnut Oct TO Aug.  Oct TO Aug. 
9.Wheat Mar TO Feb  Mar TO Feb 
10.Bajri Oct TO July. Oct TO July 

(iii)Average daily arrivals in Metric Tonnes throughout season of all commodities: Name Of Commodity Average Daily Arrivals

(iv)Maximum daily arrivals in the market: Name of Commodity Maximum Daily Arrivals In The Market

(v)Minimum daily arrivals in the market: Name of Commodity Minimum Daily Arrivals In The Market
 1.Makai 11 
 2.Castor-Seed 45 
 7.Cotton 40 
 8.Groundnut 21 
 9.Wheat 42 

(vi)Unit of price quotation: Name of Commodity Unit Of Price Quotation
 1.Makai20 K.g 
 2.Castor-Seed20 K.g 
 3.Tur20 K.g  
 4.Paddy20 K.g 
 5.Mustard20 K.g 
 6.Udid20 K.g 
 7.Cotton20 K.g 
 8.Groundnut20 K.g 
 9.Wheat20 K.g 
 10.Bajri20 K.g 

(vii)Standard filling of pack size: Name of Commodity Standard Filling Of Pack Size
 1.Makai100 K.g. 
 2.Castor-Seed75 K.g 
 3.Tur100 K.g 
 4.Paddy80 K.g 
 5.Mustard85 K.g 
 6.Udid100 K.g 
 7.Cotton170 K.g. 
 8.Groundnut37 K.g 
 9.Wheat100 K.g 
 10.Bajri100 K.g 

Name of Commodity Total Annual Arrivals
 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 
Makai 12257 13840 1161 
Castor-Seed 18773 12506 771 
Tur 1917 791 72 
Paddy 595 546 48 
Mustard 75 18 
Udid 3227 1343 11 
Cotton 20543 31023 1769 
Groundnut 10573 9335 1097 
Wheat 88407 133999 12918 
Bajri 5256 5122 362 

Market Functionaries
(i) No. of Licensed Wholesale and Other Functionaries of all categories including Cooperatives: Name Number License Fee Number Of Years
  A Class & g.c Agent  224  200/- 
  A Class  122  150/- 
  Genral Comisan Agent  69  150/ 
  AA Class  307  75/- 
  B Class  441  75/- 
  C Class  57  45/- 90/- 
  Retailer Class  16  20/- 
  Dalal Class  32  50/- 
  Tolat class  27  5/- 
  Hamal class  62  2/- 
  fruits & vegetable license   
  A Class & g.c Agent  50  100/- 
  AA Class  45/- 

(ii) Time at which sale begins in the market 8-00 A.M 
(iii) Peak trading hours 8-00 A.M TO 12.00 P.M 
(iv) Time at which sale ends in the market 7.00 AM TO 6-00 P.M 
(v) Whether produce is cleaned/graded before sale Yes 
(vi) Accepted grade in the market
(vii) Farmer level grading in practice Yes 
(viii) Are there quality disputes? Yes  
(ix) How are quality disputes settled? By.Compromissing, 

Transactional Methods

(i) System of sale(if different for commodities please clarify) By. Open Auction 
(ii) System of weighment Real Weighment, Computerized Way Bridg 
(iii) System of payment Immediately after weighment By Cash Payment 
(iv) Degree of transparency on method of Sale,Weighment and Payment Cash Payment, Open Auction ,Right Weght 
(v) Transactional Disputes and Redressal Mechanism 1)By Compromise 2)By.Dispute Committee 


(i) Modes of transport generally adopted for the market Tractor,Truck,,Camel Cart, Three Whealrs, Tempos . 
(ii) Modes of transport for despatches to various stations Truck,Tempos,railway-Wagan etc. 
(iii) Modal Mix% Mode Wise 90% Truck, 10% Tempos By. RailWay Wagan, 


(i) Storage facilities available in the market with trade as well as APMCYes  
(ii) Availability of Ripening Chambers if available Number Capacity
500 MT and 480 M.T Goodun 

Facilities and Services

(i) Information Notice Board/Electric Display Board Yes  
(ii) Public Address System By Micro Phone 
(iii) Are the prices displayed on the Notice Board Yes  
(iv) Are the producers able to read the information displayed on The Notice Board Yes  
(v) Availability Of:
- Canteen Yes  
- Restaurant Yes  
- Toilets Yes  
- Internal Roads Yes  
- Parking Yes  
- Fencing Yes  
- Post Office No  
- Bank Yes  
- Input/Sundry Shops Yes  
- Fire Extinguishers Yes  
- Rest house for farmers Yes  
- Drinking Water Yes  
- Electricity Yes  
- Auction Platform Yes  
- Grading and Analysing Laboratory Yes  
- Mechanical Graders No  
- Sieves No  
- Garbage Disposal System Yes  
- Sweeping Facilities Yes  
- Information Unit Yes  
- Extension Unit No  
- Audio Visual side Yes  
- Market office building Yes  
(vi) Name of Welfare scheme for producers: No 

Market Charges

- Commission Food Grain :- 1% F&V:- 5% 
- Market Fee 0.65 % All Commodities 
- Weighment Rs .20 &Rs. 40 
- Brokerage
- Charity
- Trade Allowance
- Octroi
- Sales Tax C0tton :- 4% 
- Other Taxes/Levies  
- Other Charges all charges purchrgers 

Financial Position

Annual Income 48027039 
Annual Expenditure 35152927 
Surplus/Deficit 12874112 
Total Reserves with APMC on 31st March 127714252 
Total Liabilities(loan etc.)with APMC on 31st March 362991771