Market Committee has established (5) check posts Named as Bajoura ,Luhari, Larji,Nirmand Palchan ( Seasonal) for recording the arrivals & dispatches of Agri. Produce & to collect the Compound fee etc.
Method of Sale
There are two method of sale namely open Auction and negotiation . The fruits and vegetables brought by the local growers are sold by open auction. Secondly, the fruits/ vegetables and other items of food grain brought by the traders from outside the state are sold by negotiation.
MARKET YEAR :
Market year is from April to March.
Dissemination of Market Information
The daily whole sale rates of 24 notified Agri. Produce are being sent to the Director of Agri. Shimla-5 which are being broadcasted on AIR. Shimla daily. Apart from Akashvani ,Doordarshan Shimla is also telecasting the market rates. APMC.Kullu & Lahoul Spiti also has been linked with AGMARKNET Portal from where every farmer can access the Arrivals / Dispatches and Prices in the local markets along with all the markets in the Country .All Fruit & Vegetables Markets have been connected by the internet with website www.Agmarknet.nic.in. Daily rates of fruits & vegetables in respect of Market Committee Kullu & Lahoul Spiti are being sent through internet. Daily/ Future Rates of the different fruits, vegetables,foodgrains and spices are being displayed on the Ticker Board installed in the RSMY. Bhuntar and SMY. Kullu.
OTHER FACILITIES GIVEN BY THE MARKET COMMITTEE
Market Committee, Kullu & Lahoul Spiti also conducts farmers awarenesscamps to educate farmers about the latest marketing trends for better marketing, & post harvest technology for the fruit and vegetable. Interactive sessions are also held during the training camps so that the problems faced by the farmers are discussed and possible solutions are provided to them. During the year 2009-2010.APMC. Kullu & Lahoul Spiti has conducted (3) Block Level Farmer awareness camps at Khegsu in tehsil Anni and Kais and Shalang in Kullu,in which more than 600 farmers including large number of women took part. Subject Matter Specialists from Agriculture and Horticulture and Scientists from KBK. Bajoura delivered the speeches in various subjects and also answered the queries of the farmers. Market Committee also supplies Plastic Crates to the farmers on subsidy for safe transportation and storage of Agriculture Produce . Plastic crates distributed under the guide lines of H.P. Marketing Board. ( scheme sponsored by NHB).Besides this Market Committee is constructing the Link Roads with the prior approval of HPSAMB so that the farmers could bring their produce to the nearby markets safely and without any hardships. During the past years APMC Kullu & Lahoul Spiti has constructed about 90 link roads and in the financial year 2010-11 APMC.Kullu has received same numbers of applications for the construction of link roads,which will be constructed on the priority basis. APMC. Kullu & Lahoul Spiti is also intends to construct Collection Centers to facilitate the farmers to keep their produce intact during the nights c or bad weather. APMC. Kullu & Lahoul Spiti will also try to construct Rope Ways in the remote areas where road facilities are not possible for the farmers.
Authority Administering the Act
The Managing Director of the H.P.State Marketing Board is the administering authority of the Himachal Pradesh Agricultural & Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development &Regulation) Act,2005 (Act No. 20 of 2005).
NAME OF THE APIO.UNDER RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT.
Sh.Sher Singh Thakur,
Kullu & Lahoul Spiti
Tel.No.01902 222208,223717. Mob.No.94180 54784.