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General Information

(i) City Himatnagar
(ii) Full Postal Address
(iii) Email
(iv) Telephone No. with STD Code
(v) Year of establishment 1950
(vi) Population Served 258407
(vii) Geographical area served by Market (No. of   Villages etc.) 164 


(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(iv) Whether Elected/Nominated/Superseded APMC Elected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. Jethabhai P. Patel
Address of Chairman/Administrator At&Po:- Jamla Taluka:- Himatnagar Dist:- Sabarkantha State:- Gujarat.
Telephone No. of Chairman/Administrator 02772 221235
(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. Girish 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 9427456174
(viii) If Unregulated, Name of Owner and ManagementTha Agricultural Produce Market Committee H.m.t.
(ix) Details of Staff: Supervisory Administrative
a) Permanent 6   23 
b) Temporary 0   1 
(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 164 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 Rice mill-2 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 35% 
(x) Average daily dispatches to outside markets during the peak period 80% 
(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.Tur  1491 
  2.Paddy  720 
  3.Mustard  780 
  4.Udid  450 
  5.Cotton  22257 
  6.Groundnut  13070 
  7.Wheat  14025 
  8.Bajri  244 
  9.Makai  15203 
  10.Castor-Seed  7366 

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

(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
 5.Cotton 44 
 6.Groundnut 17 
 7.Wheat 47 
 9.Makai 10 
 10.Castor-Seed 15 

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

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

Name of Commodity Total Annual Arrivals
 2002 20003 2004 
Tur 3673 2173 3477 
Paddy 4237 5492 2902 
Mustard 710 285 561 
Udid 1764 2338 1973 
Cotton 15581 19662 12448 
Groundnut 3567 3601 5290 
Wheat 57849 48828 13579 
Bajri 3942 3904 780 
Makai 13395 16627 16082 
Castor-Seed 8833 7402 12448 

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  159  200/- 
  A Class  80  150/- 
  Genral Comisan Agent  36  150/ 
  AA Class  110  75/- 
  B Class  81  75/- 
  C Class  23  45/- 90/- 
  Retailer Class  399  20/- 
  Dalal Class  23  50/- 

(ii) Time at which sale begins in the market 9-00 A.M 
(iii) Peak trading hours 8-00 A.M TO 5-30A.M 
(iv) Time at which sale ends in the market 6-00 A.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, Ghodi Kata, 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 180 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 No  
- Mechanical Graders No  
- Sieves No  
- Garbage Disposal System Yes  
- Sweeping Facilities Yes  
- Information Unit No  
- Extension Unit No  
- Audio Visual side No  
- 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
- Brokerage
- Charity
- Trade Allowance
- Octroi
- Sales Tax C0tton :- 4% 
- Other Taxes/Levies  
- Other Charges all charges purchrgers 

Financial Position

Annual Income 15876099 
Annual Expenditure 11045464 
Surplus/Deficit 4830635 
Total Reserves with APMC on 31st March 37080337 
Total Liabilities(loan etc.)with APMC on 31st March 973689660