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~ Markets of Cooch Behar ~

Markets in Cooch Behar town or in Sadar :-
Sl. no. Name of Market Location
1. Bhavaniganj Market (Bara Bazar) beside B. S. Road
2. B. S. Super Market B. S. Road
3. Chakir Bazar Chakir More
4. Chilarai Market Marapora More
Sl. no. Name of Market Location
5. Deshbandhu Market beside Raas Mela Ground
6. Jamai Bazar Nilkuthi
7. Kalika Bazar Kalika Das Road

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~ Hats (local periodic temporary markets) of Cooch Behar ~
Details of Hat & Bazar under Cooch Behar Sadar R.M.C. (Regulated Market Committee) :-

Sl.
no.

Name of HAT HAT Days Name of G.P. Block  Distance
from H.Q.
1.  Ambari Mon./Fri.  Ambari Cooch Behar-II 26 KM.
2.  Baneswar Sun./Wed.  Baneswar -do- 12 KM.
3.  Bokalirmath Tue./Sat.  Ambari -do- 18 KM.
4.  Chandamari Tue./Fri.  Chandamari Cooch Behar-I 29 KM.
5.  Dangarhat Wed./Sat.  Patchara -do- 35 KM.
6.  Dangdingguri Mon./Fri.  Dangdingguri Cooch Behar-II 21 KM.

7.

 Dawaguri Mon./Fri.  Dawaguri Cooch Behar-I 8 KM.

8.

 Dewanhat Sun./Wed.  Dewanhat -do- 15 KM.

9.

 Dodearhat Tue./Sat.  Khagrabari Cooch Behar-II 5 KM.

10.

 Ghugumari Mon./Thur.  Ghugumari Cooch Behar-I 5 KM.

11.

 Khochabari Mon./Fri.  Kholta Marichbari Cooch Behar-II 24 KM.

12.

 Maghpala Sun./Thurs.  Falimari Cooch Behar-I 28 KM.

13.

 Pasharirhat Sun./Wed.  Suktabari -do- 12 KM.

14.

 Patlakhawa Tue./Fri.  Patlakhawa Cooch Behar-II 22 KM.

15.

 Pundibari Sun./Wed.  Pundibari -do- 15 KM.

16.

 Rajarhat Mon./Fri.  Takagach Rajarhat -do- 8 KM.

17.

 Satmail    Falimari Cooch Behar-I 17 KM.

18.

 Suktabari Mon./Thur.  Suktabari -do- 12 KM.
Note : Here H.Q. implies distance from Cooch Behar Headquarter or Sadar
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Statement of Check-Post under Cooch Behar R.M.C. :-
Sl.
no.
Name of Check Post Name of G.P. Block  Distance
from H.Q.

1.

 Akrarhat  Phalimari Cooch Behar-I 25 KM.

2.

 Dewanhat  Dewanhat Cooch Behar-I 15 KM.

3.

 Kholta  Kholta Marichbari Cooch Behar-II 22 KM.

4.

 Patlakhwa  Patlakhwa Cooch Behar-II 22 KM.

5.

 Talliguri  Dawaguri Cooch Behar-I 10 KM.


Details of Hat & Bazar under Haldibari R.M.C. (Regulated Market Committee) :-

Sl.
no.

Name of HAT HAT Days Name of G.P. Distance
from H.Q.
*
1.  Kashiabari Hat Sun. & Thu.  Bara Haldibari (North) 70 KM.
2.  Bagribari Hat Mon. & Thu.  Bara Haldibari (North) 80 KM.
3.  Haldibari Hat Tue. & Sat.  Haldibari Municipality 78 KM.
4.  Dewanganj Hat Sun. & Wed.  Dewanganj 88 KM.
5.  Tiabari Hat Tue. & Fri.  Hemkumari 92 KM.

6.

 Sindhar Hat Friday  Hemkumari 94 KM.

7.

 Bholar Hat Sun. & Tue.  Boxiganj 80 KM.

8.

 Boalmari Hat Mon. & Thur.  Boxiganj 80 KM.
Note : Here H.Q.*  implies distance from Sub-divisional town (Mekhliganj)


Details of Hat & Bazar under Dinhata R.M.C. (Regulated Market Committee) :-

Sl.
no.

Name of HAT HAT Days Name of G.P. Block  Distance
from H.Q.
1.  Barasakdal Hat . . Dinhata-II .
2.  Basanti . . -do- .
3.  Batrigach . . Dinhata-I .
4.  Burir Hat . . Dinhata-II .
5.  Chowdhuri Hat . . -do- .
6.  Chowra Hat . . Dinhata-I .

7.

 Giridhari . . Sitai .

8.

 Gitaldaha . . Dinhata-I .

9.

 Gobrachara . . Dinhata-II .

10.

 Godhuli Bazar . . Dinhata-I .

11.

 Gosani . . -do- .

12.

 Haribola . . Sitai .

13.

 Kadamtala . . Dinhata-I .

14.

 Kisangang . . -do- .

15.

 Kursha . . -do- .

16.

 Mahakal . . Sitai .

17.

 Mornia Bazar . . Dinhata-I .

18.

 Najir Hat . . Dinhata-II .

19.

 Nayer Hat . . -do- .

20.

 Netaji Hat . . Sitai .

21.

 Notkabari . . Dinhata-II .

22.

 Okrabari . . Dinhata-I .

23.

 Petla . . -do- .

24.

 P.M.Y. Sun./Wed. . -do- .

25.

 Prantik Bazar . . -do- .

26.

 Radhanagar Bazar . . -do- .

27.

 Sahebganj . . Dinhata-II .

28.

 Sitai . . Siai .

29.

 Vetaguri . . Dinhata-II .
Note : Here H.Q. implies distance from Dinhata Town
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Wholesale Prices of Agricultural Commodities, Live-stock & Live-stock Products (average quality)
in different markets of Cooch Behar district
Commodity Market Unit                Price as on February (in )              .
2010 2011 2012

Source : Asstt. Director of Agricultural Marketing Office, Cooch Behar

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Consumer Price Index Numbers
for Families of all Expenditure Groups Combined

Centre/District : Cooch Behar

(Base : 2006-'07 = 100)
Year/Month All Group Combined Index
2011 142.5
2012 158.9
Year : 2012
January 149.1
February 151.7
March 153.9
April 155.2
May 156.5
June 160.1
July 162.0
August 162.1
September 162.7
October 163.6
November 163.7
December (P) 165.7
Source : B.A.E.& S., Govt. of West Bengal
Consumer Price Index Numbers
for Industrial Workers in the district of Cooch Behar

Centre/District : Cooch Behar

(Base : 2001 = 100)
Month 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
January 134 142 164 175 180
February 128 143 162 174 181
March 130 141 161 175 183
April 132 144 162 175 186
May 134 146 164 176 189
June 135 147 164 177 190
July 138 152 166 182 192
August 138 151 166 182 193
September 143 155 172 183 200
October 143 155 173 185 204
November 142 159 175 183 205
December 140 161 176 180 201
Annual Average: 136 150 167 179 192
Source : Labour Bureau, Govt. of India
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Regulated Market by Category
in the district of Cooch Behar
Year
(as on 31st October)
Principal
Market Yard
Sub-Market
Yard
2008 4 108
2009 4 108
2010 4 108
2011* 6 108
2012* 6 108
* - as on 30th November
Source : Directorate of Agriculture Marketing, Govt. of West Bengal
Progress of Statutory & Modified Ration Shops
in the district of Cooch Behar
Year
(as on 30th September)
(in numbers)
Statutory
Ration Shops
Modified
Ration Shops
2008 - 605
2009 - 605
2010 - 605
2011 - 605
2012 - 607
Sources : 1) Directorate of Rationing, Govt. of West Bengal
2) Directorate of District Distribution, Procurement
    & Supply, Govt. of West Bengal

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Regulated Market Committees in Cooch Behar

RMC Name

LocationChairmanChairman's
Contact no.
SecretarySecretary's
Contact no.
Cooch Behar Sadar RMCBangchatra Road,
Tallytala,
P.O.+Dist. - Cooch Behar
Pin - 736101
S.D.O. (Sadar)03582-227105 (O)
03582-227204 (R)
Sri. A. K. Barma03582-223135 (O)
Tufanganj RMCUttar Andaran Fulbari,
P.O. - Tufanganj,
Dist. - Cooch Behar
Pin - 736159
ADM(G)
Cooch Behar
03582-244220 (O)
03582-244258 (R)
Sri. Md. Akbar Ali03582-244279 (O)
Mathabhanga RMCP.O. - Mathabhanga,
Dist. - Cooch Behar
Pin - 736146
S.D.O.
Mathabhanga
03583-255287 (O)
03583-255224 (R)
Sri. Rabin Haldar03583-255274 (O)
Mekhliganj RMCC/o. Sub-divisional
    Agri. Marketing Officer,
P.O. - Mekhliganj,
Dist. - Cooch Behar
Pin - 735304
S.D.O.
Mekhliganj
03584-255297 (O)
03584-255237 (R)
Sri. R. N. Nag03584-255268 (O)
03561-225360 (R)
Dinhata RMCBarana Chira,
P.O. - Dinhata,
Dist. - Cooch Behar
Pin - 736174
S.D.O.
Dinhata
03581-255001 (O)
03581-255105 (R)
Sri. D. Khan03581-255162 (O)
03482-251230 (R)
Haldibari RMCP.O. - Haldibari, Uttarpar,
Dist. - Cooch Behar
Pin - 735122
S.D.O.
Mekhliganj
03584-255297 (O)
03584-255237 (R)
Sri. S. K. Dey03584-263271 (O)
03583-2597697 (R)
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AGMARKNET (Agricultural Marketing Network)

     Marketing extension is a continuous process to disseminate all relevant information to the farmers, traders and consumers about various measures taken for improvement of marketing system so that they may all derive the benefits flowing from such measures. During the Third Five Year Plan, a small extension cell was set up in the Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI). The Directorate undertakes extension and publicity activities to educate producers, traders and consumers.

     Agmark quality programmes as well as improvements in marketing practices and procedures are given wide publicity through mass media. The information is disseminated through documentaries, cinema slides, printed literatures, exhibitions, conferences, seminars and workshops. The DMI headed by the Agricultural Marketing Advisor, Department of Agriculture and Co-operation (DAC) implements agricultural marketing policies & programmes of the Government of India.

Agricultural Marketing Advisor
Department of Agriculture and Co-operation

Directorate of Marketing and Inspection
National Highway - IV
Faridabad, Haryana
Pin - 121001
Telephone : 24343551, 2412392/94
Fax : 0129-2416568
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Department of Agriculture and Co-operation,
Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. Of India
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Agriculture Department of West Bengal
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AGMARKNET

The Directorate of Marketing and Inspection (DMI) is an attached Office of the Ministry of Agriculture. It was set up in the year 1935 to implement the agricultural marketing policies and programmes of the Central Government. Since its very inception, the Directorate continues to be responsible for bringing about an integrated development of marketing of agricultural and allied produce in the country with a view to safeguard the interests of producer-sellers as well as the consumers. It maintains a close liaison between the Central and the State Governments in the implementation of agricultural marketing policies in the country.

Organisational Set-up: The Directorate is headed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Govt. of India (AMA). The Directorate 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 26 Sub-Offices, 16 Regional Agmark Laboratories (RALs) spread all over the country.

The activities of the Directorate cover the following areas of agricultural marketing :
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Promotion of Standardisation and Grading of agricultural and allied produce under the Agricultural Produce (Grading & Marking) Act, 1937 as amended in 1986

# Market Research, Surveys and Planning
# Agricultural Marketing Reforms
# Agricultural Marketing Information Network
# Promotion of Cold Storage
# Construction of Rural Godowns
# Development of Marketing Infrastructure, Grading & Standardization
# Training in agricultural marketing
# Marketing Extension

AGMARK
(Agricultural Marketing)


Agmark products are free from adulteration and conform to the scientifically laid down principles of purity. It ensures consumer protection.

Each batch of Agmark products is pre-tested for quality in well-equipped lab by quality control and specially trained chemist.

Agmark products are always packed in Food grade material never to be sold loose.

Agmark products bear Agmark label or replica as an identification mark, date of manufacturing and expiry period.

Free of cost replacement provided in the rules if Agmark products are found not conforming to the quality standards.

They are not mandatory, any body can use them.

These are prepared by either Bureau of Indian Standards or Agricultural Marketing (ICAE).
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