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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.) 137 


(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(iv) Whether Elected/Nominated/Superseded APMC Elected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 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   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 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 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.Wheat  95000 
  2.Bajri  6500 
  3.Makai  17500 
  4.Castor-Seed  20200 
  5.Tur  2550 
  6.Paddy  700 
  7.Mustard  100 
  8.Udid  3500 
  9.Cotton  25000 
  10.Groundnut  12000 

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

(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.Wheat 55 
 2.Bajri 12 
 3.Makai 15 
 4.Castor-Seed 55 
 9.Cotton 45 
 10.Groundnut 27 

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

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

Name of Commodity Total Annual Arrivals
 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 
Wheat 93819 123000 88407 
Bajri 4104 5269 5256 
Makai 9918 9073 12257 
Castor-Seed 12806 12589 18773 
Tur 2314 1646 1917 
Paddy 1445 760 595 
Mustard 99 69 75 
Udid 3742 4119 3227 
Cotton 29321 29734 20543 
Groundnut 5292 8665 10573 

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  242  200/- 
  A Class  125  150/- 
  Genral Comisan Agent  64  150/ 
  AA Class  284  75/- 
  B Class  151  75/- 
  C Class  70  45/- 90/- 
  Retailer Class  801  20/- 
  Dalal Class  41  50/- 
  Tolat class  48  5/- 
  Hamal class  138  2/- 
  fruits & vegetable license   
  A Class & g.c Agent  77  100/- 
  AA Class  19  45/- 
  Retailer Class  15  25/- 

(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 39230635 
Annual Expenditure 25770860 
Surplus/Deficit 13459775 
Total Reserves with APMC on 31st March 98588998 
Total Liabilities(loan etc.)with APMC on 31st March 179405939