Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC)

Agricultural produce market committees (APMC) are the marketing boards. APMCs are established by the state governments in order to eliminate the incidences exploitation of the farmers by the intermediaries, where they are forced to sell their produce at extremely low prices. All the food produce must be brought to the market and sales are made through auction. The market place i.e, Mandi is set up in various places within the states. These markets geographically divide the state. Licenses are issued to the traders to operate within a market. The mall owners, wholesale traders, retail traders are not given the permission to purchase the produce from the farmers directly.