DIRECTORATE OF MARKETING AND INSPECTION
The Directorate of Marketing and Inspection (DMI), an attached Office of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare , was set up in the year 1935 to implement the agricultural marketing policies and programmes for the integrated development of marketing of agricultural and other allied produce in the country with a view to safeguard the interests of farmers as well as the consumers. It maintains a close liaison between the Central and the State Governments.
The Directorate is headed by Agriculture Marketing Adviser to Government of India and has its Head Office at Faridabad (Haryana), Branch Head Office at Nagpur (Maharashtra) and 11 Regional Offices at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Lucknow, Bhopal, Kochi and Guwahati and the Central Agmark Laboratory at Nagpur. Besides, there are 27 Sub-Offices and 11 Regional Agmark Laboratories (RALs) spread all over the country as per the details given below:-
|S.No.||Regional Office||Sub-Office|| Regional Agmark Laboratories|
|2||Kolkata||1. Patna 2. Bhubaneswar 3. Ranchi||Kolkata|
|3||Mumbai||1. Nasik 2. Ahmedabad 3. Rajkot 4. Surat 5. Madgaon 6. Pune 7. Sangli 8. Nagpur ||1. Mumbai 2. Rajkot|
|5||Chennai||1. Bangalore 2. Madurai 3. Hubli||Chennai|
|6||Kochi||1. Calicut 2. Trivandrum||Kochi|
|7||Hyderabad||1. Guntur 2. Vishakhapatanam ||Guntur|
|8||Guwahati ||Shillong|| |
|9||Lucknow||1. Kanpur 2. Varanasi||Kanpur|
|10||Jaipur|| - ||Jaipur|
|11|| Chandigarh ||1. Jammu 2. Amritsar 3. Abohar 4. Shimla|| Amritsar|
1 - Rendering advice on regulation, development and management of agricultural produce markets of the States/Union Territories.
2 - Promotion of Standardization and Grading of agricultural and allied produce under the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937.
3 - Promotion and implementation of Integrated Scheme of Agricultural Marketing (ISAM).
4 - Development and Implementation of Agricultural Marketing Research and Information Network(MRIN) sub scheme.
5 - Implementation of Agricultural Marketing Infrastructure(AMI) Sub scheme.
6 - Agricultural Marketing Reforms.
7 - Training of personnel in agricultural marketing.
8 - Marketing Extension.