Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board was established in 1977 under the provisions of Delhi Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation) Act 1976 which has since been replaced by Delhi Agricultural Produce Marketing (regulation) Act, 1998. The said Act was enacted for the better regulation of the purchase, sale, storage and processing of agricultural produce and for the establishment of markets of agricultural produce in the National Capital Territory of Delhi and for markets connected therewith or incidental thereto. Under this Act organizational set up has been given to regulate the trading activity of the agricultural produce in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Delhi Agricultural Marketing Boardis an apex body of this organizational set up and its main functions are:-
To exercise Superintendence and control over the marketing committees
- To provide for general improvement in the markets for their respective areas
- To provide facilities for grading and standardization of agricultural produce and
To provide for better marketing of agricultural produce
The Secretariat of Delhi Agricultural Marketing Board is located in its own building situated at 9, Institutional Area, Pankha Road, Janakpuri, New Delhi. The Board performs its functions through various marketing committees. At present there are 9 marketing committees functioning in various parts of NCT of Delhi.