What is APMC License?
An Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is a marketing board established by state governments in India to ensure farmers are safeguarded from exploitation by large retailers, as well as ensuring the farm to retail price spread does not reach excessively high levels. APMCs are regulated by states through their adoption of an Agriculture Produce Marketing Regulation (APMR) Act.
Until 2020, the first sale of agricultural produce could occur only at the market yards (mandis) of APMCs. However, after 2020 with the passing of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, which allowed farmers to sell outside APMC mandis as well as across different states of India.
Why this License is Required?
An Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is a marketing board established by state governments in India to ensure farmers are safeguarded from exploitation by large retailers, as well as ensuring the farm to retail price spread does not reach excessively high levels.
Who can get APMC License?
Document Required for APMC License
Document Checklist for Single Trading License (APMC) - Maharashtra
Role of Shamkris and Process of APMC License
Shamkris adopts a results-oriented approach to compliance with mandatory licence requirements in the organization. A simple and guidance methodology help organisation to achieve licence in a timely manner and cost-effective. Shamkris support 100% in advisory, Guidance, Compliance with respect to license requirements to obtain approval.
The License process described below:
Advisory for the document required
Preparation of documents as per application & list of documents.
Inspection by the department if required
Yearly Compliance if Applicable
Renewal when due
Who can issue the APMC License?
Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) is a statutory market committee constituted by a State Government in respect of trade in certain notified agricultural or horticultural or livestock products, under the Agricultural Produce Market Committee Act issued by that state government.
U.P. (Only for bulk purchase under executive order issued time to time) Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Rajasthan, UT of Chandigarh, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand.
Market Boards comprising of APMC chairman, representatives of Government Departments, members of yards (mandis), market sub yards, trade license holders nominated by the government, etc. are formed to supervise the functioning of committees.
Karnataka. … In 2020, the Government of Karnataka passed the The Karnataka Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation and Development) (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which enables farmers to trade their produce anywhere without the intervention of APMCs.