The Agricultural Produce Market Committee is a marketing board established by the state governments of India (e.g., Karnataka and Maharashtra).The state government of Karnataka,in order to facilitate farmers to sell their produce and get reasonable price constituted APMC in many towns. Most of the APMC have market yard where traders and other marketing agents are provided godowns and shops for purchase of agriculture produce from farmers.Farmers can sell their produce to agents or traders under supervision of APMC.
Apparently farmers cannot sell produce outside the APMC mechanism. This makes them vulnerable to traders' and marketing agents' price manipulations. The Govt. of India is considering improving the ecosystem to benefit all parties involved.