Shri K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Hon'ble Chief Minister
   
      
Shri T. Harish Rao, Hon'ble Minister of Irrigation, Marketing & Legislative affairs

          The Departmental of Agril. Marketing was established with an objective to regulate, control and supervise the marketing network of sale, purchase, storage of Agril. Produce, notified in Schedule - II of Telangana (Agril. Produce and Live stock) Markets Act, 1966.

          At present the state serviced by Network of 180 Market Committees in the state. Apart from the Principle Market Yards, there are 95 Sub Yards and these AMCs are classified in terms of Market Fee Collected.

          Selection Grade Secretary                -        16

          Special Grade Secretary                   -        29

          Grade - I                                           -        24

          Grade II                                            -        33

          Grade III                                           -        17

          Asst. Secretary                                  -        61     

 

Objective:-

 

          The Telangana State Agriculture Produce is being regulated under the Telangana State (Agricultural produce and Live stock) Markets Act, 1966 - the preamble of the Act is an act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the regulation of purchase and sale of Agricultural produce, Live stock and products of the live stock and the establishment of Markets in connection therewith. 

          The Main (Primary) objective of the department and AMCs are to establish modern Markets for efficient Marketing of agricultural products by providing modern facilities in the markets and to enforce the Act, Rules, Bye-laws framed there under.

          whereas Market committees are to enforce the provisions of the Act and Rules and Bye-Laws made there under in the notified area and when  so required by the Department (or) Government to establish a Market therein providing such facilities in connection with the purchase, sale, weight, storage and processing of Agril. Produce concerned. The Market Committees are service rendering bodies and their main source of Income is Market Fee. The existing rate of Market Fee on purchase (or) sale Transactions of all notified Agril. Produce specified in the Schedule I is 1% of the valuation . Paddy and Cotton has recently been changed to 1% to 1.5%. Fee levied on the purchase or sale of the same.