Other Information of Hamirpur

Check Post

Market Committee has established three check posts at Barsar, Kaloor & Dhaneta (temporary) to record the arrival and dispatches of Agricultural Produce and to collect the compound fee etc.

Method of Sale

Method of sale is by open Auction/mutual negotiation. (Maximum fruits & Vegetables are brought by the traders in the Market from out side the state/ district. Whenever the local produce is brought into the Market by local producers in bulk, it is put to open auction for sale .

Dissemination of Market information

Daily wholesale prices of 23 Agricultural Commodities are sent to the Director of Agriculture Shimla-5, which are broadcasted on All India Radio Shimla daily. In addition to this, daily wholesale prices of Fruits &Vegetables are conveyed to Akashvani Hamirpur which are broadcasted FM radio at 6.35 P.M. daily in Kisanbani program w.e.f. 15.08.2005. Apart from Akashvani now Doordarshan Shimla is also telecasting the Daily Market Wholesale Prices. This market has also been linked with AGMARKNET www.agmarknet.nic.in portal. Wholesale prices are also disseminated to Distt Food and supply controller who by adding margins display the rates on electronic board at prominent place of Hamirpur town.

Auction Hours

April to September =   6:30 am to 10:30 am (Summer)

October to March  =    7:30am to  11:30 am (Winter)

Market Holidays

Last Sunday 

Market Year

April to March.

Dissemination of Market InformationOther facilities extended to producers

Farmer awareness camps are organized regularly to provide latest information on production and marketing of agriculture produce. Proper sanitation is maintained in market yards. Electronic weighing scales are instated for maintaining transparency regarding weight of produce.

Other facilities extended to producers

Farmer awareness camps are organized regularly to provide latest information on production and marketing of agriculture produce. Proper sanitation is maintained in market yards. Electronic weighing scales are instated for maintaining transparency regarding weight of produce.

Farmer Awareness Camps with detail of farmers trained last 10 years 

Year Camp Total Farmer Trained
2002-03 - -
2003-04 04 400
2004-05 03 300
2005-06 03 300
2006-07 - -
2007-08 04 400
2008-09 04 600
2009-10 04 500
2010-11 02 200
2011-12 01 200
2012-13 01 200

Farmers Markets

Nil

Other facilities given by APMC

Two Price Ticker Boards have been established in the Market Yard, Hamirpur for providing latest Market Information to the farmers.

Success Stories

APMC Hamirpur is providing service to the growers of the Notified Market Area although the marketable surplus in the area is not much.   

Facilities

Two Price Ticker Boards have been established in the Market Yard, Hamirpur for providing latest Market Information to the farmers. 

Achievements

This Market Committee started its functioning with 21 dealers, on 14-9-1987 but now 139 traders of fruits, Vegetables, food grains, forest produce and Milk products etc.  have been covered under the provision of this Act. Initially the income of the Market Committee was Rs. 12195 during the year 1987-88 which has now increased to the tune of Rs. 1,01,30,101. Market Committee is meeting out its office and development expenses out of its own income. 

Future Plans

Existing Market Infrastructure will be strengthened. Possibility of establishment of big market nearby is being explored as the existing Principal Market Yard at Hamirpur has become congested for which sufficient govt. land will be got transferred.