Aim and Objectives
The Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board (ASAMB), Guwahati was established on 1976, under Section 3 of the Assam Agricultural Produce Market Act, 1972.
The Regulated Market Scheme of agricultural produce - a mechanism to control the prices of agricultural produce so that the farmers can get a remunerative
price in a market set up under the scheme with a provision for open auction and storage coupled with the facilities of grading, standardization and packaging,
prevalent in other parts of the country since before independence was introduced in the state very late.
As per the provision of the Assam Agricultural Produce Market Act, 1972, the Board shall perform the following functions and shall have power to do such things
as may be necessary or expedient for carrying out these functions.
- To coordinate the functioning of the Market Committees including programmes undertaken by such Market Committees for the development of markets and
- To undertake State level planning of the development of agricultural produce markets.
- To maintain and administer the Marketing Board Fund.
- To give advise to Market Committees in general or any Market Committee in particular with a view to ensuring improvement in functioning thereof.
- To supervise and guide the Market Committees in preparation of plans and estimates of construction programme undertaken by them.
- To make necessary arrangements for propaganda and publicity on matters relating to marketing of agricultural produce.
- To grant subventions or loans to Market Committees for the purposes of this Act on such terms and conditions as it may determine.
- To arrange or organise seminars, workshops, exhibitions on subject relating to agricultural marketing.
- To do such other things as may be of general interest relating to marketing of agricultural produce.
- To carry out any other function specifically entrusted to it by this Act.
- To carry out such other functions of like nature as may be entrusted to it by the State Government.