Market Development Through Regulation, Planning and Designing of Physical Markets

Physical markets are cardinal links in distribution flow of agricultural & allied produce. With a view to usher in an orderly agricultural marketing system in the country, the regulation of marketing practices through enactment of State Marketing Legislations has been resorted to in the country. ABC of the regulation implies proper method of sale, correct weighment and prompt payment to farmers. The state legislations are mainly producer oriented legislations aiming at checking exploitation of producer-sellers in the marketing channel.

2. The Directorate has been providing technical assistance and advice to the State in framing suitable market legislation. It has also framed a "Model Act" which provides guidelines for framing legislation and also intends to bring about uniformity in States legislations. All the States and U.Ts except Jammu & Kashmir, Manipur, Kerala, Andaman & Nicobar lsland, Lakshadweep and Dadra and Nagar Haveli have enacted legislation. As many as 7127 markets have been brought under the ambit of regulation as on 31.3.2000 as detailed below in the country.

3. The Directorate has a market planning and design center. It provides technical support in planning and designing of physical markets at macro as well as micro level. It has evolved objective criteria to fix developmental priority of markets at State/Regional level. It also organises training in planning and designing of individual markets as well as in preparation of state market plans based on objective criteria. Considering the large investments in developing new agricultural produce markets, cost effectiveness and cost conscious approach is advocated while planning and designing of produce markets.

 

 

SCHEMES OF MARKET DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATION

 

  

     GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEME ON INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURE UNDER TECHNOLOGY MISSION IN NORTH-EASTERN STATES INCLUDING SIKKIM, JAMMU & KASHMIR, HIMACHAL PRADESH AND UTTRANCHAL – AGRICULTURAL MARKETING.

 

 

     (I)    WHOLESALE MARKETS

 

 

     (II) RURAL PRIMARY MARKETS/APNI MANDIES RURAL PRIMARY

           MARKETS/APNI MANDIES

 

    (III) GUIDELINES FOR GRANT OF CENTRAL ASSISTANCE FOR

            STRENGTHENING OF STATE GRADING LABORATORIES(SGLs)

 

GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF CENTRALLY SPONSORED SCHEME ON INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURE UNDER TECHNOLOGY MISSION IN NORTH-EASTERN STATES, SIKKIM, JAMMU & KASHMIR, HIMACHAL PRADESH AND UTTARANCHAL – AGRICULTURAL MARKETING.

 

 

(I)                WHOLESALE MARKETS

 

This category would include agricultural produce wholesale assembling markets regulated under the respective State Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation) Acts or the markets under local municipal bodies.  The Central Assistance would be Rs.20.00 lakhs for the first 5000 MTs of annual arrivals plus Rs.10.00 lakhs for each additional 2000 MTs or part thereof of annual arrivals OR 50% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs.50.00 lakhs, whichever is less.  (Proforma is at Annexure-1). However, cost norms under CSS on Technology Mission have been amended w.e.f. 19.01.2006 and subsidy at @33.33% of the project cost of Rs.100.00 crores is to be provided for development of infrastructure in wholesale markets under Credit Linked Back-Ended Subsidy Scheme.

 

(II)             RURAL PRIMARY MARKETS/APNI MANDIES

 

This category would include periodical markets regulated/linked to regulated markets and markets owned by local bodies i.e. panchayats in the rural areas popularly called haats, painths, and shandies etc.  The scale of Central Assistance would be 50% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs.7.50 lakhs (Proforma is at Annexure-II).

 

The general conditions for grant of Central Assistance under the Technology Mission Scheme would be as under:-

 

(i)                  The markets already granted Central Assistance for development under earlier schemes, shall not be eligible until after 10 years of the date of grant already given or in case of change in its category from smaller to larger market requiring more infrastructural facilities.

 

(ii)                The Market Committee/Implementing agency should have in its actual possession adequate land as under:-

 

WHOLESALE MARKETS

 

Hilly Areas: -  Minimum 1 Hectare of land up to 100 MTs of daily arrivals plus 0.25 hectare for each additional 50 MTs or part thereof as projected for the 10th year.

 

Plains:-            Minimum 2 Hectares of land up to 100 MTs daily arrivals plus 1 Hectare for each additional 50 MTs or parts thereof as projected for 10th year.

 

RURAL PRIMARY MARKETS/APNI MANDIES

 

Hilly Areas: -              0.25 Hectares of land

 

Plains: -                       0.50 Hectare in plains

 

(iii)               The identified items of infrastructure would be as under:-

 

Wholesale Markets

Rural Primary Markets

Apni Mandies

1.  Office Building

1.  Office-cum-godown

2.  Auction Platform

2.  Auction/drying platform

3.  Drying Platforms

3.  Water supply & sanitary arrangements

4.  Godowns

4.  Grading and weighing equipment; and

5. Water supply & sanitary arrangements.

5.  Boundary wall.

6.  Grading and weighing equipments

 

7.  Cattle parking sheds

8.  Veterinary Dispensary

9.  Internal roads

10.Garbage disposal arrangements

11. Modernisation/Mechanisation

       devices, if any, and

12. Boundary wall

 

 

(iv)              Implementation of the schemes will be done by the State Agricultural Marketing Boards or Agricultural Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs) or local bodies responsible for management of respective markets.

 

(v)                The funds will be released to the implementing agencies in two equal installments.  The first installment would be released as soon as the project proposal is sanctioned.  The second installment would be released after the implementing authority submits the Utilization Certificate of 1st installment of Central Assistance.

 

(vi)              The implementing agencies will prepare the projects in prescribed proforma as given in Annexure I & II and submit the same to the DMI.  The Central and State SFAC Units shall facilitate the concerned State authorities in preparing the projects.   

 

(vii)             The Utilization Certificates (UCs) of 1st and 2nd installment of Central Assistance shall be submitted in the prescribed proforma given at Annexure III and IV as applicable within a period of 15 months from the date of sanction of grant.  The final UC would indicate utilization of total amount of Central Assistance granted i.e. 1st and 2nd installment both.

                       

(viii)           The DMI shall examine the projects and furnish technical comments/recommendations to the Technology Mission Cell (TMC) in the Ministry of Agriculture for sanction of the projects.

 

(ix)              The States which have not yet submitted all the pending UCs of Central Assistance granted earlier for development of markets would not be eligible for fresh grant of Central Assistance as per orders of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi.

 

(x)                Amount of central assistance will have to be utilized for the purpose for which it has been sanctioned. There should be no diversion of funds from sanctioned Market/SGL to other Market/SGL without prior approval from the Govt. of India.

 

(xi)              The State authorities will have to furnish quarterly progress reports of utilization of Central Assistance.

 

 

(III) GUIDELINES FOR GRANT OF CENTRAL ASSISTANCE FOR STRENGTHENING OF STATE GRADING LABORATORIES (SGLs)

 

(i)                  Central Assistance for strengthening of SGLs will be 100% of the project cost subject to a maximum of Rs.2.5 lakhs.  It will be confined to equipments/instruments identified for the purpose.  The State Agriculture/Agricultural Marketing Departments shall submit complete proposals in proforma given in Annexure-V with justification for utility of the equipment/instrument, which will be considered by Sanctioning Committee.

 

 

(ii)                The identified items of equipments/instruments to be purchased out of Central Grants are given below:-

 

1.         Fridge                                                  11.       Tintometer

 

2.         Muffle Furnace                         12.       U.V.Spectrophotometer

 

3.         Copper Water Bath                              13.       TLC set

                                                         

4.         Air Oven                                              14.       U V Lamp

 

5.         Water Distillation Apparatus                 15.       Melting Point Apparatus

 

6.         Suction Pump                                       16.       Top Loading Balance

 

7.         Microscope                                          17.       Vacuum Distillation Set

 

8.         Electronic moisture meter                      18.       Flash Point Apparatus

 

9.         Electrical balance                                  19.       RM/PV Set (2 sets)

 

10.       Butyro refractro meter                          20.       Any other item (pl. specify)

 

 

(iii)               The UCs will be submitted in the prescribed proforma given in Annexure VI, within 15 months of the sanction of Central Assistance.

 

(iv)              DMI shall examine the projects and furnish technical comments/recommendations to Technology Mission Cell (TMC) in the Ministry of Agriculture for sanction of the projects.

 

(v)                The State Authorities will have to furnish quarterly progress reports of utilization of central assistance.

 

………….

 

 
 
ANNEXURE-1

 

WHOLESALE MARKETS

 

1.         Name of the market                    :

 

2.         Ownership of market

            (APMC or Local Body)             :

 

3.         District                                       :

 

4.         Date of regulation                       :

 

5.         (a)  Whether the market is        :

                  located in Hilly Area;

(b) Has it received assistance   :

      for development under

                  any other Central sector

      Programmes. If so, full

      particulars of the same.

 

6.         Total arrivals of agricultural produce in the market and their values during the last five years:-

 

 

Sl.No.

 

 

Year

 

Total arrivals

in M.Ts.

Total value

Rs./lakhs

Maximum daily

arrivals (MT)

1.

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(The actual arrival figures furnished should be based on the records maintained in the market.  For maximum daily arrivals on average of the ‘peak fortnight’ may be given).

 

Commodity-wise break-up of annual arrivals for the last 5 years may also be furnished in a separate statement.

 

 

7.         Anticipated total arrivals of agricultural commodities in the market for the next ten years:-

 

 

Sl.No.

 

 

Year

 

Anticipated annual arrivals in MTs

 

Value

Rs./lakhs

Projected maximum daily

arrivals (MT)

1.

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

6.

 

 

 

 

7.

 

 

 

 

8.

 

 

 

 

9.

 

 

 

 

10.

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity-wise break-up of annual arrivals for the  anticipated 10 years may also be furnished in a separate statement.

 

Note:- The anticipated annual arrivals are to be estimated realistically.

 

8.         Present position about land:

 

Land required for development

of the market (Hectares)

Land in actual possession of the market (Hectares)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land possession certificate duly signed by the Director, Horti./Agri. may be enclosed.

 

9.         Details of infrastructural facilities and amenities presently available in the market:

 

 

Sl.No.

 

Name of the facilities

 

No./Area

Whether constructed with Central Assistance or not (YES/NO)

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

                                                                                   

10.       Details of the project proposed to be provided.

 

                                                                                                            (Rs./Lakhs)

 

Sl.No.

 

Name of the facility

 

No./Area and capacity

 

Cost per unit

 

Total cost

1

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.       Details of identified items of infrastructure proposed to be provided with Central Assistance:

 

                                                                                                       (Amount Rs./lakhs)

 

Sl.No.

 

Name of the facility

 

No./Area and capacity

 

Cost per unit

 

Total cost

 1

Office building

 

 

 

 2

Auction Platforms

 

 

 

 3

Drying Platforms

 

 

 

 4

Godowns

 

 

 

 5

 

Water supply and sanitary arrangements.

 

 

 

 6

 

Grading and weighing equipment.

 

 

 

 7

Cattle parking sheds.

 

 

 

 8

Veterinary Dispensary.

 

 

 

 9

Internal roads.

 

 

 

10

Garbage disposal arrangements

 

 

 

11

 

Modernisation/Mechanisation devices

 

 

 

12

Boundary wall

 

 

 

 

Total cost of the project:

 

 

 

 

       

 (A lay out plan (Blue Print) with scales of the  total market yard area indicating existing the and proposed infrastructural facilities may be enclosed.)

           

12.       Sources of financing the project:

 

                                                                                                            (Rs. In lakhs)

Total cost of the project

 

Central Assistance

Own funds

Grant or loan from State Govt./State Marketing Board/Banks, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13.       Statement of annual income and expenditure of the Market Committee for the last five years:-

 

                                                                                                            (Rs. In lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Year

Opening balance

Market fee

Licence

fee

Other

income

Total

Establi-

shment/

Mainte-

nance

Any other expend-

iture includ-

ing repay-

ment of loan

Total

Closing balance

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14.           Anticipated income and expenditure figures for the next 10 years:-                                                                                                                                                                                             (Rs. In lakhs)

Sl.

No.

Year

Opening balance

Market fee

Licence

fee

Other

income

Total

Establi-

shment/

Mainte-

nance

Any other expenditure including repayment of loan

Total

Closing balance

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                        Signature:

                                                                        Chairman Agricultural Produce Market

                                                                        Committee/Local Body

Date:

Place:

 

                                                                                    Director of Agricultural Marketing/

                                                                                    State Agricultural Marketing Board

 

            The Project should accompany the following:

 

(i)                  The scale of C.A. would be Rs.20 lakhs for the first 5000 MTs plus Rs.10 lakhs for each additional 2000 MTs or part thereof of annual arrivals OR 50% of the project cost, subject to a maximum of Rs.50 lakhs, whichever is less.

 

(ii)                A lay out plan (Blue Print) with scales of the total market yard area indicating the existing and proposed infrastructural facilities .

 

(iii)               Commodity-wise break-up of annual arrivals (last 5 years and anticipated ten years).

 

(iv)              Copy of the Utilization Certificate of the market which has already received C.A. under the erstwhile scheme of C.A. for which UC has been furnished.

 

(v)                Land possession certificate duly signed by the Director, Horticulture/Agriculture.

…………………………      

 

ANNEXURE-II

 

RURAL PRIMARY MARKETS/ APNI MANDIES

 

1.  Name of the Rural Primary Market/ Apni   Mandi

 

2.    Ownership of Market

       (APMC or the local body)

 

3.    Location

       a) District

       b) Tehsil

 

4.    a) Whether the market is located in hilly area.

       b) Has it received assistance for development     under any Central Sector Programmes.  If so, full particulars of the same.

 

5.   Frequency at which the market is operating i.e. daily, bi-weekly or weekly, etc.  If seasonal, then give number of days the market function during the season.

 

6.    a) whether the market is regulated.

       b) if so, the name of the Market Committee under which it is functioning.

       c) if not regulated, the name of the Market Committee to which it will be linked for regulation OR the local body managing the market.

7.   Whether the market is served by roads linking with the regulated market.

 

8.    Present annual arrivals (last financial year)

:

 

 

 

:

 

 

:

:

 

:

 

:

 

 

 

:

 

 

 

:

 

:

 

:

 

S.No.

Name of the important commodity

Quantity in metric tonnes

Percentage of produce brought by farmers

Percentage of produce brought by merchants

1.

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

5. Others

 

 

 

 

Total

 

 

 

 

             

                                                                                                           

 

 

9.   Present maximum daily arrivals

      (An average of the total arrivals of all

       commodities during ‘peak fortnight’)

 

10.  Area of land in possession of the

       market ( in hectares )

 

Land possession certificate duly signed by the Director, Horti./Agri. may be enclosed.

 

 

11.       Details of infrastructural facilities and amenities presently available in the         market:

 

 

S.N.

Name of the facilities

No./Area

Whether constructed with central assistance or not       (Yes/No)

1.

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

 

12.   Details of the project proposed to be provided:

 

                                                                                                            (Rs. In lakhs)

S.N.

Name of the facilities

No./Area and capacity

Cost per

   unit

Total cost

 

1.

 

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

6.

 

 

 

 

 

(A lay out plan (Blue Print) with scales of the total market yard area indicating the existing and proposed infrastructural facilities may be enclosed.)

                                                                                                           

 

13.  Details of basic infrastructural facilities proposed to be provided with central assistance:

 

                                                                                                            (Rs. In lakhs)

S.No.

Name of facilities

No./Area and capacity

Cost per unit

Total cost

1.

 

Office-cum-Godowns

 

 

 

 

2.

Auction/Drying platform

 

 

 

 

 

3.

 

Water & Sanitary arrangements

 

 

 

 

4.

 

Grading & Weighing equipments

 

 

 

 

5.

Boundary wall

 

 

 

 

 

Total cost of the Project

 

 

 

14.   Sources of financing the project:

 

Total cost of the project

Central assistance, eligible

If additional funds are required over and above of Central Assistance, the sources from which these would be met i.e. own funds, State Marketing Board, Bank, Loan, etc. may be indicated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:- Central assistance will be in the shape of grant-in-aid of Rs.7.50 lakhs or 50% of the project cost whichever is less.

 

15.     Financial position of the Market Committee under which the Rural Primary    Market is functioning or to which it will be linked.

 

            Last financial year                                                                             (Rs. in lakhs)

Year

Opening balance

Income during the year

Total

Expenditure during the year

Closing balance (surplus or deficit)

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16.  Rate of market fee levied, if any.

 

 

 

Signature

Chairman Agricultural Produce Market

Committee/ local body

 

Date:

Place:

 

Director of Agricultural Marketing/

State Marketing Board

 

The project should accompany the following:-

 

(i)                  The scale of Central Assistance (CA) would be Rs.7.50 lakhs or 50% of the project cost whichever is less.

 

(ii)                A lay out plan (Blue Print) with scales of the total market yard area indicating the existing and proposed infrastructural facilities.

 

(iii)               Copy of the Utilization Certificate of the market which has already received Central Assistance under the erstwhile scheme of CA for which UC has been furnished.

 

(iv)              Land possession certificate duly signed by the Director Horticulture/Agriculture.

……………..

 

ANNEXURE-III

 

UTILISATION CERTIFICATE

 

 

Certified that an amount of Rs……………………………. (Rupees……………………………………..only) received from the Government of India as the first/ second instalment of central assistance for the development of ……………………………………………………Market vide Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture & Cooperation) letter No…………………………………. dated ……………….. has been fully utilized on the construction/ development of the following identified items:-

 

S.No.

Identified Items

Stage of construction

Total amount spent so far on the items mentioned under Col.2

1

2

3

4

1.

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

Signature

Chairman/ Secretary of the

Agricultural Marketing Board

 

 

Date:

Counter Signature

Authorised Officer of the State Govt.

 

 

 

 

ANNEXURE-IV

 

UTILISATION CERTIFICATE

 

 

Certified that an amount of Rs……………………………. (Rupees……………………………………..only) received from the Government of India as the first/ second instalment of central assistance for the development of ……………………………………………………Market vide Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture & Cooperation) letter No…………………………………. dated ……………….. has been fully utilized on the construction/ development of the following identified items:-

 

S.No.

Identified Items

Stage of construction

Total amount spent so far on the items mentioned under Col.2

1

2

3

4

1.

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

Signature

Chairman of the Market Committee/ Local Body

 

 

 

 

Date:

Counter Signature

Director of Agricultural Marketing

 

 

 

 

ANNEXURE-V

 

STRENGTHENING OF STATE GRADING LABORATORIES (SGLs)

 

1.         Complete address of the laboratory       :

 

2.         Own building or rented             :

 

3.         Date of establishment of SGL                :

 

4.         Covered area of the laboratory :

 

5.         Jurisdiction of the laboratory                 :

 

6.         Sanctioned man power strength with

            designation of the laboratory                 :

 

7.         Manpower with designation available

            in the laboratory                                    :

 

8.         Commodities for which SGL is

            approved by DMI                                :

 

9.         Commodities, if any, for which SGL

            intends to seek approval                       :

 

10.       Details of Chemists approved by

DMI.                                                    :

 

11.       Number of authorised packers

            attached with the SGL for grading

            (commodity-wise break-up)                  :

 

12.       Quantity graded by the authorised         :    Ground     Honey     Veg. Oil    Ghee

            packers attached with SGL in         Spices

            last 3 years (commodity-wise,

            year-wise breakp-up).

 

13.       Number of samples analysed in the:           Ground     Honey     Veg. Oil    Ghee

            SGL  (commodity-wise                              Spices

 break-up)                                2003-04

                                                            2004-05

                                                            2005-06

 

                                                                                               

14.       List of equipment/instruments        :                  Ground     Honey     Veg. Oil    Ghee

available in the SGL (Glassware                        Spices

and chemicals are to be

excluded).                                2003-04

                                                             2004-05

                                                 2005-06

 

15.

Names of identified equipment/ instruments with cost for which central assistance is sought.  (list of identified equipment/ instruments is given below:-

 

 

 

Price

 

1.

Fridge

 

 

2.

Muffle Furnace

 

 

3.

Copper water bath

 

 

4.

Air Oven

 

 

5.

Water distillation apparatus

 

 

6.

Suction pump

 

 

7.

Microscope

 

 

8.

Electronic moisture meter

 

 

9.

Electrical balance

 

 

10.

Butyro refractro meter

 

 

11.

Tintometer

 

 

12.

U.V. Spectrophotometer

 

 

13.

T.L.C. Set

 

 

14.

U.V. Lamp

 

 

15.

Melting point apparatus

 

 

16.

Top loading balance

 

 

17.

Vaccum distillation set

 

 

18.

Flash point apparatus

 

 

19.

RM/ PV set (2 sets)

 

 

20.

Any other item (please specify).

 

 

 

                                                ………………

 

 

 

ANNEXURE-VI

 

UTILISATION CERTIFICATE FOR SGLs.

 

 

Certified that an amount of Rs………………  (Rupees……………………………………..only) received from the Government of India as Central Assistance for the strengthening of SGL,  ……………………………………………………vide Ministry of Agriculture, (Department of Agriculture & Cooperation), Directorate of Marketing & Inspection(DMI) letter No…………………………………. dated ……………….. has been fully utilized on the strengthening of SGL by purchasing following identified items:-

 

S.No.

Name of identified item

Cost

1.

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

3.

 

 

 

4.

 

 

 

5.

 

 

 

 

Total:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date:

Signature of Incharge of the SGL

 

 

 

Date:

 

Director of Agricultural Marketing