- To implement Minimum Support Price
- To stabilize the rates during glut or scarce times
- To ensure fair price to farmers.
- To safeguard welfare of farmers.
- To implement better regulation on Agricultural commodities.
The above goals are being achieved by,
- Following up of MSP in all Regulated Markets.
- Coordinating with Central procurement agencies like NAFED.
- Auction procedures are transparent.
- Pledge loans and Insurance schemes are available to all farmers.
- One Percent is charged for notified commodities from Traders.
There are 23 Market committees in Tamilnadu, which are operating autonomously, each under a Special Officer / Chairman.
Thanjavur Market Committee started in the year 1962.
There are 13 Regulated Markets under Thanjavur Market Committee.
There are 14 notified crops in Thanjavur District: They are,
- Red chilies
- Sugar cane Jaggery
|Thanjavur Market Committee, Thanjavur|
|S.NO||Name of the Regulated Market||Own/rent land||Total Area
|Arrivals (Mt)||Name of the major Commodities||Receipt (Rs. In Lakhs)|
|Thanjavur||Own||5.42||2188||11020||Paddy , Black Gram, Coconut, Gingelly||133.53|
|Vallam||Own||3.2||2297||1917||Paddy , Coconut,||7.83|
|Orthanadu||Own||4.78||769||1591||Paddy , Black Gram, Coconut||24.69|
|Pattukottai||Own||3.78||1977||11434||Paddy , Coconut||92.18|
|Papanasam||Own||3.34||1040||2970||Paddy , Cotton||34.86|
|Kumbakonam||Own||5.56||3395||3358||Paddy , Cotton||62.91|
|Thiruppanandal||Rent||–||209||2640||Paddy , Cotton||13.15|
The regulated markets provide necessary infrastructure for both farmers and traders, to enable the farmers to bring their agricultural produce to the regulated markets, so that the famers get maximum price benefit for their agricultural produces without the intervention of middlemen and commission agents. These services are provided free of cost to the farmers. One rupee for every hundred rupees of aggregate amount of value of the produce is levied for the first purchase or sale of any notified agricultural produce from the traders.
Facilities in the Regulated Markets:
- Trading Hall
- Electronic Weighing Equipment
- Weighing Machine
- Go-down facilities in an affordable rent.
- Auction [Secret and Open] of agricultural produces
- Pledge Loan For the Farmers
- Drying Yards
- Cold storage
Pledge Loan to the Farmers:
Farmers bring their agricultural produce to the regulated markets for sale. If they cannot sell or the price is very less they can keep their produces in the godowns of the regulated markets for free of cost for the maximum of 15 days. Even after 15 days if the price is very less then they can pledge their produce for the maximum of 180 days and get upto 3 lakhs rupees as loan. First 15 days are interest free. After 15 days 5% of interest is charged for the loan amount. The farmers can sell their produce within 180 days when the price of their pledged produce is high.
Pledge Loan to The Traders:
When traders buy one or more agricultural produce from farmers they can store agricultural produce at an affordable rent in the regulated markets’ godowns. They can also pledge the agricultural produce for the maximum of 180 days and get loan upto 2 lakhs rupees. The interest is at an affordable 9%.
|The Secretary||The Special Officer|
|Thanjavur Market Committee||Thanjavur Market Committee|
|172, Mela Veedhi,||172, Mela Veedhi,|
The Superintendent/Supervisors of Regulated Markets
Public Information Officer / RTI Authority
Thanjavur Market Committee,
172, Mela Veedhi, Thanjavur.