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National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM)
Title: National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM)
Type: Central Sector Scheme
To undertake and study of applied and operational research in problem areas of agricultural marketing.
To impart training, to various levels of functionaries involved in agricultural marketing activities.
To offer consultancy services to the State and Central Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Cooperatives etc; in formulation of Projects, preparing Master Plans for States, Export Institutions, Traders and Farmers.
The components of the scheme are research, consultancy, services, training and education in the field of agricultural marketing for government and non-Governmental organisation
Pattern of /assistance: 100 % grant by Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India.
Eligibility: These activities are taken through leading governmental organisatrion, cooperatives, Stat3e marketing Boards, and Institutions as per approval of executive committee of the Institute.
Procedure to apply: The interested institutions/organisations, both in governmental and non-governmental sector, are required to send a proposal for undertaking specific activities relating to Agricultural Marketing. This proposal is processed keeping in view the objectives of the scheme and approval of the Executive Committee.
Person to be contacted:
The Director General,
National Institute of Agricultural Marketing,
Kota road, Bambala, Near Sanganer, Jaipur-303906.
Date of start/duration: August 1988
Implementation status: The scheme is being implemented since August, 1988. Many organisations including State Agricultural Boards, APEDA, NCDC, IRM, IIPHM, NDDB, NIRD, NABARD and other national level institutions are participating in various activities.
Additional information: Agricultural Marketing has occupied an important place particularly in the context of new liberlization process and value addition requirements of the agricultural sector. The existing marketing system needs to be updated through improvement in skills, knowledge, attitude etc. The National Institute on the continuous bvasis identifies the major thrust areas in agricultural marketing and organises workshops, seminars and training in the macro and micro areas of agricultural marketing. Adequate database has been pooled and developed by the Institute, which could be used for further research.