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A.P. Markfed (Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd) was established in the year 1957 with Head-Quarters at hyderabad. It is a federation of Marketing Co-operative Societies in Andhra Pradesh with the main object of helping the farmers to secure better price for their produce by taking care of their market needs and providing agricultural inputs. After State bifurcation Head office was shifted to  Vijayawada Against this objective the Markfed's present activity consists of sale of farm inputs like chemical fertilizers, pesticides, procurement of Agricultural commodities from Farmers through its member societies  and maintenance of godowns.

MANAGEMENT:

The Management of Markfed is vested with an elected Board. The present Board consists of 7 Directors and 5 Government nominees i.e. one representative from APCOB, Managing Director of AP Markfed, Commissioner for Cooperation and Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Commissioner for Agriculture and Commissioner for Marketing. The details of present Board is as follows.

SL.NO.

NAME
Sarva Sri

Designation

Photo

1

Sri Y.Madhusudhana Reddy, IFS
Special Secretary to Govt, Marketing & Co-operation

Chairman (PIC)
MD_Sir
2

Director

3

Director

4

 

Director

5

Director

6

 

Director
7

Director

8

Director

9

Director

10
Sri PRADYUMNA P.S., IAS
Managing Director,
AP Markfed

Director/Convener

MD_SIR

10

Dr.A.V. Bhavani Shankar, Managing Director, APCOB

Director


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HISTORY :

A.P. Markfed was established on 19th Sept 1957 with Head Quarters at Hyderabad on 30th Nov' 1965. The area of operations was extended to entire Andhra Pradesh with Head Quarters at Hyderabad. 

Following are the major landmarks in the history of markfed :

1. District Offices :

The Markfed has established 13 Branch offices in the Districts headed by one District Manager with supporting staff to cater to the needs of its member societies.

2. Feed Mixing Plant:

Feed Mixing Plant at Nandyal was established during the year 1977 at the cost of Rs.7.75 lakhs with rated capacity of 60 MTs per day.The brand name of the cattle feed manufactured in this plant 'NANDI FEED' is very popular in the market for its quality.

LOCATION :

Geographical-area-and-population-of-all-the-districts-in-Andhra-Pradesh-state-Source

MEMBER ORGANISATIONS:

The total membership of the organisation at present is 1546. The break up of the membership is as follows:

 

Member Organisations

No's
District Co-operative Marketing Societies
13
Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies
1063
Andhra Pradesh Co-operative bank
1
Government of Andhra Pradesh
1
Total
1078

District Co-operative Marketing Societies and Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies help in the supply of inputs to the farmers and marketing the commodities produced by the farmers.

The Andhra Pradesh Co-operative bank help in financing the activities of the District Co-operative Marketing Societies and Primary Agricultural Co-operative Societies.

NOTE ON THE ACTIVITIES OF A.P.MARKFED

A.P.Markfed was established in the year 1957 as an apex organization in the Cooperative Sector to cater to the needs of the farming community through a net work of Cooperative Marketing Societies. It has a total membership of 13 District Cooperative Marketing Societies, 1063 Primary Agriculture Cooperative Societies.

The following are the objectives of A.P.Markfed:

  • Supply of inputs like Fertilisers, Zinc, Gypsum. etc
  • Undertaking price support operations
  • Acting as an agent to the Govt for procurement, supply and distribution of Agril. commodities and also Nodal agency for supply of inputs.
  • Warehousing
  • Undertaking commercial operations of agricultural produce
  • Agro-based industries as part of value addition
  • Supply of quality Consumer provisions

Activities:

Distribution of Agricultural Inputs
In view of the increased consumption of fertilizers and to reduce the gap between demand supply and in order to save the farmers from the private market tendencies, the Government appointed A.P.Markfed as a nodal agency from the year of 2008-09 to supply the fertilizers right at the door steps of the farmers.

Similarly during 2009-10, Govt. appointed A.P.Markfed as a nodal agency to supply fertilizers right at the door steps of the farmers and the A.P.Markfed has distributed 10,18,000 MTs of various fertilizers valued Rs. 706 crores to the farmers in the state.

During 2010-11 also Govt have nominated AP Markfed as nodal agency for procurement and pre-position of fertilizers and Markfed has distributed 14,46,000 MTs of fertilizers valued Rs. 1050 Crores to the farmers in the State.


Zinc Sulphate
Markfed has also been supplying Zinc sulphate under subsidy scheme on the instructions of the Govt. as nodal agency in A.P. During 2008-09 Markfed has distributed 6,776.965 MTs of Zinc Sulphate valued Rs. 22.36 crs to the farmers under subsidy scheme.

The Commissioner & Director of Agriculture has allotted 10500 MTs of Zinc Sulphate for distribution during the current year i.e. 2009-10 under 50% subsidy scheme. AP Markfed has positioned quantity of 9321 MTs and distributed around 7892 MTs. The distribution of balance quantity i.e.1428 MTs is under progress as on 31-12-2009.

Price Support Operations – Maize

MAIZE:-

  • Procurement season for KMS 2010-11 commenced from 1-10-2010 onwards.
  • MSP of maize for KMS 2010-11 is increased to Rs 880/- per Qtl from Rs.840/- per Qtl during KMS 2009-2010.
  • Maize sown area during the Kharif 2010 in the state is 4.2 lakh hectares and expected production during Kharif 2010 is about 18.00 Lakh M.T.
  • Markfed has made all preparatory arrangements for maize procurement like identification of procurement centres, finalization of transport contracts and training to the personnel deployed to procurement centres, acquiring infer structure required to the procurement centres.
  • Markfed has opened procurement centres in 11 districts. Present market prices for FAQ maize are in the range of Rs.900-950 per Qtl, which are ruling above announced MSP for Kharif 2010-11 i.e Rs.880 per Qtl. Maize peak arrivals will commence from 15th November 2010 onwards. Markfed will procure FAQ maize if the prices fall below the MSP.

PULSES:-

  • Marked has opened procurement centres in 8 districts for procurement of Green gram and Black gram.
  • This year the crops of Green gram &Black gram were damaged due to heavy rains. As a results arrivals to the procurement centres/AMC’s are of Non-FAQ. Hence Markfed has not procured these pulses.
  • Red gram arrivals are expected in the months of January & February 20111For 2010-11 the announced MSP for Red gram is Rs.3000/- per Qtl and an additional incentive of Rs.500 per quintal will be offered to the farmers for a period of 2 months during the harvesting period. Markfed will procure if the prices of FAQ Red gram fall below the MSP.

 

AGRO BASED PROCESSING UNITS

Cattle Feed Mixing Plant, Nandyal:

This unit has established in the year 1977 and producing, supplying various cattle feed to the Govt. & Private agencies. This unit has modernized by installing pellatiser. During 2009-10 it was produces and sold 21581 MTs of feed valued Rs. 1775 lakhs and earned gross profit Rs.71.43 lakhs and net profit of Rs.31.41 lakhs.

During the current year it has produced 10298 MTs feed valued Rs.9.23 crores as on 30.09.2010

Financial performance during last (5) Years

S.No

Year

Business
Turnover

Gross profit

Net profit

Remarks

1.

2008-09

1201.57

63.04

9.52

As per audit report

2.

2009-10

1021.82

7.31

2.19

-do-

3.

2010-11

1119.75

8.02

3.93

-do-

4.

2011-12

1305.08 7.73 4.83

-do-

5. 2012-13 1093.40 37.86 11.30 -do-

 

 
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