Uttar Pradesh State Agricultural Produce Markets Board

Aims & Objectives

State Agricultural Produce Markets Board was established at the state level in the year of 1973 to organize, control and guide various activities and Welfare Schemes of Mandi Samities.

Statement of Objects and Reasons

The present chaotic state of affairs as obtaining in agricultural produce markets is and acknowledged fact. There are innumerable charges, levies and exactions which the agricultural fact. There are innumerable charges, levies and exactions which the agricultural producer is required to pay without having any say in the proper utilization of the amount so paid by him, in matter of dispute between the seller and the buyer, the former is generally put at a disadvantage by being given arbitrary awards. The producer is also denied a large part of his produce by manipulation and defective use of weights and scales in the market. The Government of India and the various committees and commissions appointed to study the condition of agricultural markets in the country have also been inviting the attention of the State Government from time to time towards improving the conditions of theses markets. The proposal to enact a marketing legislation was first taken up in 1938; but it could not go through as the then Ministry went out of office soon after its inception. The Planning Commission stressed long age that legislation in respect of regulation of markets should be enacted and enforced by 1955-56. Most of the other States have already passed legislation in this respect. The proposed measure to regulate the markets in this state has been designed with a view to achieving the following directions-

  • To reduce the multiple trade charges, levies and exactions charged at present from the producer-sellers.
  • To provide for the verification of accurate weights and scales and see that the producer-seller is not denied his legitimate due.
  • To establish market committees in which the agricultural producer will have his due representation.
  • To ensure that the agricultural producer has his say in the utilization of market funds for the improvement of the market as a whole.
  • To provide amenities to the producer-seller in the market.
  • To arrange for better storage facilities.
  • To stop inequitable and unauthorized charges and levies from the producer-seller, and
  • To make adequate arrangement for market intelligence with a view to posting the agricultural producer with the latest position in respect of the markets dealing with his produce.”