The CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) is a premier National level Institute set up by the Government of India in August 1988 to offer specialized Training, Research, Consultancy and Education in Agricultural Marketing. NIAM is an autonomous body under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. It was set up as a Registered Society to cater to the needs of Agricultural Marketing personnel in India as well as from South East Asian countries. The Union Minister for Agriculture is the President of the General body of NIAM and Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation is the Chairman of the Executive Committee. The Campus of the CCS National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM) is situated m a 32 acre plot of land on the outskirts of Jaipur City. The Campus is on National Highway No.12 connecting Jaipur with Kota. The Campus is about 3 kms from Sanganer Airport and about 15 kms from the main city. The Building Complex consists of the Administrative Block with Library, Administrative Office, Management Development Centre, Conference Rooms, Seminar Hall and the Computer Centre. The Hostel Block has 50 rooms with attached bathrooms for providing comfortable residential fatties to students / trainees / participants of training, workshop, etc. A Guest House with four suites has also been constructed with all modern facilities. Internal reforms in traditional agricultural marketing system of the country have become indispensable to enable our farmers to tap into the external market of the post-WTO regime. Now that many states have introduced some reforms in agricultural marketing, the need of the hour is to consolidate the gain of reforms through appropriate policies and plans. The existing trade barriers have to be removed for evolving a common market in India. There is a need to give a push to processing and value addition. Cost effectiveness through integrated supply chain management has become sine qua non in the present world trade environment. This demands doing away with the dysfunctional aspects of the present regulated marketing system by putting in place a responsive market information system, need-based price discovery mechanism, measures to solve the problem of economies of scale at the grass root level by promoting contract farming, direct marketing and private investment in agricultural marketing infrastructure.

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