AGRICULTURAL MARKETING PROFILE OF TUMAKURU DISTRICT
Agriculture is the backbone of the country because most of the Indian population is depended on agriculture for their livelihood. In earlier days farmers were depended on the local traders or local agents to sell their agricultural commodities and local traders were harassing the farmers through cheating in price fixation, quality measurement, weighment, etc. To safeguard the farmers from the menace hands of the local traders Government established regulated markets i.e. Agriculture Produce Marketing Committees (APMCs). APMCs play a significant role in providing good returns to the hard labour of the farmers by providing a good platform to the produce of the farmers. To provide good returns to the farmers APMCs should have proper infrastructure facilities. This study tries to give a brief picture about the present status of APMCs in Tumakuru District by giving a bird view number of wholesalers and other functionaries, transaction methods, Facilities and Services available at APMCs, availability of storage facilities, market charges at APMCs and Financial Position of the APMCs.
KEY WORDS: Agriculture Profile, Marketing Profile.