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Detail of Market

     ESTABLISHMENT:                                                     

The Agricultural Market Committee, Palanpur is established on Dt. :-30-12-1955.Work started on Dt.: 01-10-1957 under the Bombay Agricultural Produce Act -1939 ( Bombay XXII ) for the better regulation of purchase and sale of Agricultural Commodities in Market area.

There are 106 villages of Palanpur Taluka in the market area of this Committee and Palanpur is declared as principal Market Yard in the Market area. Arrivals of Agricultural Commodities in Palanpur Market Yard is from districts like Mehsana Dist., Sabarkantha Dist., Banaskantha Dist., Saurashtra, Kutch and Rajasthan in the Market area to extend sale and purchase facilities

Main Market Yard is now located Dairy-Gobari Road at Palanpur City in the ara of 45 acer Land. This Market Yard is known as the “SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL MARKET YARD”.

Agricultural Commodities like Sarsav, Raido ( Mustard ), cartor seeds, Till, Groundnut, Asalio, Rajgaro, Fenugreek, Moong, Math, Udad, Gram, Tur, Val, Chola, Guwar, Wheat , Bajari, Juvar, Chino, Kalingada-Bij, Cotton, Coriander Seeds, Vegetables & Fruits, Suwa ( Dill Seed ) Ajmo ( Ajwain Seed ) in the Market Area.

     OBJECT:

The Object of Market Act. Is to regulate the Market for protecting Agriculturist sellers by cash and kind to establish modern Market Yard with required facilities for producers and traders.

     CONSTITUTION OF MARKET COMMITTEE :

The Market Committee is constituted of 17 members, i.e. 8 ( Eight ) Agriculturists, 2 (TWO) Member from Co. Op. Sale Society, 4 ( Four ) Traders, 1 (One ) Local authority and 2 ( Two ) Government nominees. These 17 Members elect one of them as Chairman and a Vice Chairman every two years, State Government nominates the first Committee and there after it comes through election at every four years.

The Committee appoints Secretary and necessary staff under the approval of the director of Agricultural Marketing & Rural finance, Gujarat State , Gandhinagar, who is the executive Authority of the Act.

      IMPORTANCE OF PALANPUR MARKET:

Palanpur Market Yard is one of the biggest regulated Market and it is well known commercial centre throughout India for its trade of Groundnut, Asalio, Rajgaro, Fenugreek, Moong, Math, Udad, Gram, Tur, Val, Chola, Guwar, Wheat , Bajari, Juvar, Chino, Kalingada-Bij, Cotton, Coriander Seeds, Vegetables & Fruits, Suwa ( Dill Seed ) Ajmo ( Ajwain Seed ) , Raido ( Mustard Seeds ) crops of jeera, Variali, and Isabgol is only possible in Gujarat , Rajasthan and some areas in iron. Thus Palanpur is natural assembling and exporting centre of Agricultural Commodities

      PROGRESS IN THE REGULATION OF THE MARKET :

Before the application of the Act Palanpur Market was unregulated and it was running on own accord of traders. Facilities of open auction ( Sale ) standard weightment, cash payment protection from malpractice ' s and amenities were not provided to agrits sellers by any way.

After the application of the Act. The Market Committee has introduced the following main features of regulation.

      Method of Sales :-

After auction all the produce is sieved for minimizing adulteration and for improving Agricultural Commodities. According to the serial order of the delivery of the produce is taken in the Market Yard on the place of auction by standard weights and in standardized on the spot i.e. real weight is given.

      Sieving & Delivery :-

The Agricultural Commodities brought for the sale in the Market Yard are arranged in open heaps in the plots allotted to general commission agent and heaps are sold through open auction conducted by the paid auctioneers of the Committee. The details of the sale is noted by auction clerks on the same time. This detail is useful for the solution of disputes.

      Cash Payment :-

After taking the delivery of the produce a cash memo is prepared by the general commission agent or purchaser and one copy of memo is given to the seller with cash payment another to Market Committee and copy is kept for his own record. Thus cash payment is introduced in all the work of sales delivery & payment is finished on the same day of arrivals & the commission agent prepares a sale slip in triplicate, one copy given to purchaser, one given to Market Committee with Market fees and one for his own record and recover the value of sale from the purchaser next day with Market fee.

      Market Charges :-

The old practices of Market charges in cash and kind have been abolished and the Market Committee has fixed prescribed new Market charges for the purchasers and sellers not from the farmers.

      DISSEMINATION OF PRICES:

Daily prices and arrivals of the Market is published on notice board and broadcasted on Radio amplifier in the Market Yard at a time and also published in all the leading news papers of Gujarat & the prices of important Commodities are daily broadcasted from All India Radio, Baroda centre.

      AARIVALS OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE IN MARKET:

The arrivals of regulated Agricultural Commodities in Palanpur Market Yard is increasing every year due to better facilities of purchase & sale in Palanpur Market Yard. Farmers of Gujarat and Rajasthan are coming to Palanpur Market Yard to sale their products. The year wise arrivals of Agricultural Commodities are given as under :-

YEAR Total (Qtls.) Sake Valuvation Price (Rs)
2001-2002 10,38,247 11481
2002-2003 6,49,816 9264
2003-2004 4,21,158 6422
2004-2005 9,45,929 12692
2005-2006 7,33,733 9576
2006-2007 8,62,5157 12189.27

      FACILITIES AT THE MARKET YARD:

There is a Post office telegraphs and telephones services, Banks and sub treasury, State warehouse. Thus Market has all the modern facilities of transports Communication, Banking and Storage etc. for the trade.It also provide the water borwell,water pipeline,security,Computer Networks,wa-bridge etc.

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