Family reign to change in Agriculture Produce Marketing Committee after 22 years

The elections were politically prestigious as Gaurang Patel, who has held the post for eight years following his father Narayan Patel who held the post for 14 years prior, was challenged by Dinesh Patel, a close relative of Gujarat BJP’s general secretary K C Patel,.

Govt considering taking oilseed out of APMC purview

The state government had also got rid of commission agents in the APMC. Before that, farmers selling foodgrain, cereals and oillseed in markets had to pay 2 per cent commission to these agents operating between farmers and APMC traders.


Two Gujarat officials among three booked in jute bag fire case

While probing the unauthorised sale of bags, the police questioned top GUJCOT officers, including its managing director Narmadashankar Sharma, Brahmbhatt, general manager (purchase) manager Manoj Vyas etc.

Groundnut procurement scam: Why is govt shying away from probe asks LOp

The jute bags for packing procured groundnut were purchased by NAFED (National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited) for Rs 17 crore and were stored in sheds on the sub-yard.

Amid transporters’ strike, Rajkot APMC suspends auction

All Indian Motor Transport Congress, an association of transporters, started its nationwide strike on Saturday over a host of pending demands, including the abolition of toll tax and bringing diesel under GST.

Three traders booked for defrauding Halvad APMC agents of Rs 3.61 crore

After a preliminary inquiry, the police filed an FIR against Bapodariya and three others under IPC sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) and 114 (common intent).


Bill allowing voting rights to farmers in APMC polls passed in Assembly

“The reforms will strengthen the APMCs and serve farmers’ interests better. There is no question of dismantling the APMCs. To the contrary, the government wants to make them more competitive,” said Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

38 Pune APMCs get funds of Rs 10.75 crore from Centre

The money would be used to provide basic infrastructure in the market committees.

Gujarat: 94 per cent turnout in Rajkot APMC poll, counting today

Farmers’ constituency recorded 95 per cent turnout.

2 years after inauguration, market yard in Moshi becomes functional

To sustain trading, Khadki and Chinchwad markets likely to be shifted there.