The APMC, Mandi was established in the year 1984 under the H.P. Agriculture Produce Market Act, 1969 which has been repealed and called The H.P. Agricultural & Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2005 to provide for improved regulation in marketing of Agricultural Produce, development of efficient marketing system, promotion of Agri-processing and agricultural export, establishment of proper administration of markets for agricultural produce in the State of H.P. and to ensure level playing field for competitive markets to operate through setting of minimum standards for facilities, procedure and systems, thereby promoting the establishment of well administered and efficient infrastructure for marketing of agriculture produce in and from the State of H.P.
The area of operation of APMC, Mandi has been notified as the entire District w.e.f. 25-2-1981.The APMC, Mandi has registered 481 Nos. of traders of Food grains, Fruit & Vegetables, Timber, Poultry & Animal Husbandry and its products etc. under the provision of the Act. The Committee consisted of 16 members of whom 6 are Ex-officio members and 10 Non-official members.