Agriculturist, Agricultural Produce, Commission Agent, Co-Operative
Societies, Licence, Market, Market Area, Market Committee, Market Proper,
Notified Agricultural Produce, Principal Market Yard, Retail Sale, Trade,
Trader, Weigh Man, APMC

to provide for better regu1ation of marketing of agricultural produce and the establishment and proper
administration of markets for agriculture produce and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.
BE it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of Sikkirn in the Forty-fourth Year of the
Republic of India as follows :
(1) This Act may be called the Sikkim Agriculture Produce Market Act. 1993. It extends to
(2) the whole of the State of Sikkim.
(3) It shall come into force on such date as the State Government may, by notification in the
Official Gazette. appoint and different dates may be appointed for different areas
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires.
. (b) ;
“agriculturist’:” means a person who ordinarily by himself or by his tenant or hired labour or
otherwise is engaged in the production of agricultural produce but does not include a dealer
or broker in agricultural produce
.’agricultural produce” includes all produce, .whether processed or non processed of
agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry. pisciculture, sericulture and forest ‘as
specified in the Schedule;
.’Board’ ‘ means the Sikkim State Agricultural Marketing Board constituted
under section 33,,
(e) “commission agent” means a. person who on behalf of another person and in :
consideration of commission makes or offers to m 2 ake purchase or sale of
agricultural produce or does or offers to do anything necessary for cornpleting
or carrying out such purchase or sale;
(f) “Co-operative Societies” means all Co-operative Societies registered under
the Sikkim Co-operative Societies Act, 1978, which. has as its principal object the
promotion of the sale of agricultural produce grown, reared or produced
by its members

“market” means a market established and registered under this market area

and includes a market proper, a principal market sub-market yard or yards,
‘ “
(g) “Director” means the Director of Agriculture and Horticulture, Government of Sikkim and.
includes any other officer authorised by the Government
by notification to perform the functions of the Director under this Act for such an areas as
may be specified in the notification;
(h) licence –means a license granted under this Act
if any;
“market area” means any area declared to be a market area under Section 10
‘market committee” means a committee established under section 12;
(l) “market proper” means any area including all lands with the buildings and structures
thereon within such distance of the principal or sub-market yard declared to he a market
proper under clause (b) of sub-section (2) of section 11
(m) “notified agricultural produce” means the agricultural produce specified as such under
section 10 ;
(n) “prescribed” means’ prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(o) “principal market yard and sub-market yard” means an enclosure, building or locality in a
market area declared to be a principal market yard and sub. market yard respectively under
clause (a) of sub-section 2 of section 11 ;

“Registrar” means the Registrar of the Co-operative Societies of Sikkim ;
(q) “retail sale” means a sale of any agricultural produce not exceeding such quantity as may
be. fixed in respect of an agricultural produce;
(r) “State Government” means the State Government of Sikkim ;
(s) “Secretary” means the Chief Executive of the market committee and includes officiating,
acting, Deputy and Assistant Secretary;
(t) “Schedule” means the Schedule to ,this Act;
(u) ‘Supervisor” means a person whose business is to supervise the consignment of agricultural
produce for sale in regard to quality, grade, adulteration and such other purposes;
(v) “trade” means any kind of transaction or sale and purchase of any agricultural produce;
(w) “trader” means a person who is ordinarily engaged in the business of buying and selling,
agricultural produce whether by himself or by duly authorised agent and includes a person
who is ordinarily engaged in the business or processing of agriculture produce;
(x) . “weigh man” means a person whose business is to weigh the consignment
of agricultural produce.

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