The Agricultural produce in Haryana is being regulated under the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act,1961. The preamble of the Act is “an act to provide for improved regulation in marketing of agricultural produce, development of efficient marketing system, promotion of agri-processing and agricultural export and the establishment and proper administration of markets for agricultural produce in the state of Haryana and to put in place a effective infrastructure for marketing of agricultural produce and lay down procedures and system thereto”.
The primary objective of Haryana Marketing Board and Market Committees is to establish modern Markets for efficient marketing of agricultural produce by providing modern facilities in the mandis and to enforce the provisions of the Act, Rules and Bye-laws framed thereunder. Board is a body corporate as well as a local authority by the name of the State Agricultural Marketing Board having perpetual succession and a common seal, and shall by the said name sue and be sued, and shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be competent to acquire and hold property both movable or immovable, to lease, sell or otherwise transfer any movable or immovable property which may have, become vested in or been acquired by it, and to contract and to do all other things necessary for the purposes of this act. Where as Market Committees are to enforce the provisions of this Act and the rules and the bye-laws made thereunder in the notified market area and, when so required by the Board, to establish a market therein providing such facilities for persons visiting in connection with the purchase, sale, storage, weighment and processing of Agricultural produce concerned as the Board may from time to time direct to control and regulate the admission to the market, to determine the conditions for the use of the market and to prosecute or confiscate the agricultural produce belonging to person trading without a valid license. The Board may from time to time direct these market committees to control and regulate the admission to the markets Market Committees are service rendering agencies and their main source of income is market fee.
Aims and Objectives
1. Creation of statewide agricultural produce marketing infrastructure, comprising of various market yards, purchase centers, link roads etc.
2. Profit maximization for farmers by ensuring best-possible prices for their produce at the various market yards, sub yards and purchase centers.
3. Regulation and administration of various Market Committees all across the state as per the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961.
4. Collection of Market Fee and other levies from the purchasers on various transactions taking place at the Mandis.
5. Creation of additional facilities, along with expansion and maintenance works on behalf of various Market Committees.
6. Facilitating the procurement activities of organization such as FCI, Warehousing Corporation, HAFED etc. at various markets / Mandis.