West Bengal State Marketing Board
              Overview............

 Improvement of marketing systems for both farm produce and inputs necessitates a strong back up by appropriate policy and legislative frameworks and effective government support services. Such services can include provision of market infrastructure, supply of market information, and agricultural extension services able to advise farmers on marketing. Remunerative prices of agricultural produce and productivity are always interlinked.  Training in marketing at all levels is the need of the day; from farmers groups to fresh students seeking marketing of agricultural produce as profession. West Bengal since seventies of the last decade has emerged as leader in agricultural production due to land reforms, revolution in agricultural techniques, intensive research and intervention by Government agencies. Agricultural Marketing is a process which starts with a decision to produce a saleable farm product and involves all aspects of market structure or system, both functional and institutional, based on technical and economic consideration. Agricultural marketing being a State subject, the West Bengal Government to regulate the marketing practice of the agricultural produce by small and marginal farmers framed a comprehensive act as The West Bengal Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation) Act, 1972.  Marketing Act & Rules.. ..doc   The Government of West Bengal with a view to focus the attention on marketing of agricultural produce set up a separate department as Agricultural Marketing Department to deal exclusively with all such matters. The West Bengal State Marketing Board the statutory body constituted under the Act and Directorate of Agriculture Marketing  are  primarily responsible for implementation of the Act with a view to regulate the trade of agricultural produce and create required market infrastructure development.    The following is the composition of the Department of Agricultural Marketing, Directorate of Agricultural Marketing,  and West Bengal State Marketing Board.