West Bengal State Agricultural Marketing Board

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[A Statutory Body under Agricultural Marketing Department, Government of West Bengal]


729,P.O:- E.K.T.P., P.S:- Anandapur, Kolkata 700 107, West Bengal


[A Statutory Body under Agricultural Marketing Department, Government of West Bengal]
‘Kamal Guha Krishi Bipanan Bhawan’
729,P.O:- E.K.T.P., P.S:- Anandapur, Kolkata 700 107, West Bengal
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Activities of West Bengal State Agricultural Marketing Board under Agricultural Marketing Department, Govt. of West Bengal

Introduction:-

West Bengal State Agricultural Marketing Board is a Statutory Body under Agricultural Marketing Department Govt. of West Bengal. It has been constituted u/s 36(1) of the West Bengal Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation) Act. 1972. As per Section 36 C(1) of the aforesaid Act, the main activity of Board is superintendence and monitoring of activities of different RMCs of the State. At present there are 22 RMCs in the State. Board is continuously supervising the activities of the those RMCs under the provisions of the aforesaid Act.

Besides the Board provide assistance to the RMCs of the State for creation of better marketing infrastructure under various schematic and other funds. West Bengal State Agricultural Marketing Board has been performing construction/ repair works relating to development works being entrusted by Govt. Department as implementing agency for executing such type of works.

Activities: Execution of schemes as approved by the Govt. :-

Examples

Monitoring and supervision of the activities of RMCs/ZRMCs

Accordingly review meeting with RMCs and other meeting for supervising and monitoring of development works in the districts & visit/ inspection of RMCs are held on regular basis.

Construction of market complex at different RMCs.

Construction/ repair of market link road/ internal road for facilitating the market users.

Construction of godown and truck parking in different RMCs.

Infrastructure Development by Renovation of Agricultural Farms & Research Station in different districts.

Migration activities from offline to online system integrated platform (e-permit) system.

Implementation of e-National Agricultural Market for marketing of agricultural commodities by way of e-trading.

Providing several training programme at NSTIAM, which is a training Institute running under the supervision of West Bengal State Agricultural Marketing Board. The Institute conduct the following training in every year on regular basis:

Entrepreneurship development and post harvest management training to the rural youth for encouraging rural agri-business and generation of self employment.

Post Harvest Training for the members of SPG, FPO & FPC.

Different training for the officials of RMCs and Directorate of Agricultural Marketing. .

Achievement:-
Creation of market infrastructure during last seven years:
SI.No.
Type of Infrastructure
Numbers
Cost Involved (in lakh)

1.

Krishak Bazar

186

107597.84

2.

Market Link Road/ Approach Road

218

5125.31

3.

Godown

35

853.32

4.

Auction Platform

90

3334.89

5.

Market Complex

22

1041.29

6.

Development of Agricultural Farms & Research Station

20

14533.80

7.

Others (Boundary wall, Drain, Culvert etc.)

93

2000.89

Total
664
134487.34

Employment Generation since last three years till 30/11/2018. :-
Year
Permanent
Temporary
Contractual
Wage Based
Self employment after providing training at NSTIAM

2015

-

-

14

-

80

2016

-

-

10

-

167

2017

-

-

12

-

167

Upto 30/11/2018

-

-

12

49

82

 
New Initiatives undertaken/ to be Undertaken by this Board :-
A.Undertaken

e-National Agricultural Market project in 17 markets of 14 districts..

Migration activities from offline to online system integrated platform (e-permit) system for issuing unified license to the traders and bringing transparencies in transaction.

Outreach training for entrepreneur developments has been initiated this financial year with a target of completing 44 training programme. Main objective of this training is to spread out the concept of entrepreneurship and post harvest management for encouraging rural Agri-business start up projects.

Setting up Organic Hat at New Town, Rajarhat, Kolkata and Chilli Market at Paniparul, Egra in the district of Purba Medinipur.

Commissioning of Solid Waste Management System by generating Bio Gas in 10 Krishak Bazars / Markets of West Bengal.

B.To be undertaken/ planned.

Survey of rural hat with the help of RMC/ ZRMCs with a view to fulfil the gap in infrastructure for modernalization of rural markets.

The Board provides guidance to the RMCs/ZRMCs as and when required for implementation of development works.































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RMC
MARKET YARD
CHECKING POINT
HATS/MARKETS
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