Market Committees In Punjab
Agricultural Produce Market Committee or Market Committee is a body responsible for providing facilities and infrastructure to the farmers for the marketing of agriculture produce in a given area. There are total 153 market committees in Punjab. Each market committee has one or more market yard or grain market (also Mandi or Dana Mandi in Punjabi), sub-yards and seasonal purchase centers established during the harvest season of main crops cultivated in Punjab. As the agriculture and other related fields are main source of income in the rural areas, these markets are the center of econimic activity in the rural areas. Due to this, most of these places have got developed into flourishing towns.
These market committees are managed by the Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board (PSAMB), also called as Mandi Board in short. This is a corporate organization established by Punjab government under the Punjab Agricultural Produce Markets Act, 1961 and came into existance on 26 May, 1961. The main objective of this corporation is to provide the infrastructure and network for sale, purchase, storage and processing of agricultural produce and also the production from animal husbandry, horticulture and forests. The chairman of the mandi board is nominated by the state government and Lal Singh is the current chairman of Punjab Mandi Board, who took charge as the chirman of Punjab State Agricultural Marketing Board (Mandi Board) in April 2017. He is one of the senior most leaders of Congress party and is the former finance minister of Punjab. The head office of mandi board is at Punjab Mandi Bhawan, Phase 11, Mohali.
The board comes under the Department of Agriculture, Punjab. Capt. Amarinder Singh, the current Chief Minister of Punjab, is also having the charge of agriculture minister of Punjab. Check this link for a complete list of ministers in Punjab.
Here it would be worth mentioning that marketing yard at Khanna city in Ludhiana district is the larget grain market in Asia. A district wise list of market committees in Punjab is given below.
Market Commitees in AmritsarThere are total eight market committees in Amritsar district.
Market Committees in BarnalaThere are total five market committees in Barnala district.
- Mehal Kalan
Market Committees in Bathinda ਬਠਿੰਡਾThere are total nine market committees in Bathinda district.
- Bhagta Bhaika
- Bhucho Mandi
- Rampura Phul
- Talwandi Sabo
Market Committees in FaridkotThere are total four market committees in Faridkot district.
- Kot Kapura
Market Committees in Fatehgarh SahibThere are total five market committees in Fatehgarh Sahib district.
- Bassi Pathana
Market Committees in FazilkaThere are total four market committees in Fazilka district.
Market Committees in FirozpurThere are total eight market committees in Firozpur.
- Firozpur Cantt.
- Guru Harsahai
- Talwandi Bhai
Market Committees in GurdaspurThere are total 10 market committees in Gurdaspur district.
- Dera Baba Nanak
- Dina Nagar
- Fatehgarh Churian
- Sri Hargobindpur
Market Committees in HoshiarpurThere are total five market committees in Hoshiarpur district.
- Urmar Tanda
Market Committees in JalandharThere are total tweleve market committees in Jalandhar district.
- Jalandhar Cantt.
Market Committees in KapurthalaThere are total five market committees in Kapurthala district.
- Sultanpur Lodhi
Market Committees in LudhianaThere are total thirteen market committees in Ludhiana district.
- Kila Raipur
- Sidhwan Bet
Market Committees in MansaThere are total six market committees in Mansa district.
Market Committees in MogaThere are total eight market committees in Moga district.
- Badhni Kalan
- Bagha Purana
- Fatehgarh Panjtur
- Kot Ise Khan
- Nihal Singh Wala
Market Committees in PathankotThere are total two market committees in Pathankot district.
- Narot Jaimal Singh
Market Commitees in PatialaThere are total nine market commitees in Patiala district.
- Dudhan Sadhan
Market Committees in RoparThere are total four market committees in Ropar district.
- Anandpur Sahib
- Chamkaur Sahib
- Rup Nagar
Market Committees in MohaliThere are total five market committees in Mohali district.
- Dera Bassi
Market Committees in Nawan ShahrThere are total three market committees in Nawan Shahr district.
- Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawan Shahr)
Market Committees in SangrurThere are total fifteen market committees in Sangrur district.
- Sular Gharat
Market Committees in MuktsarThere are total four market committees in Muktsar district.
- Shri Muktsar Sahib
Market Committees in Tarn TaranThere are total eight market committees in Tarn Taran district.
- Khadur Sahib
- Khem Karan
- Naushehra Pannuan
- Tarn Taran