Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board endeavors to convert
the Mandis into modern.. agri-business hubs. It seeks to create
additional opportunities of marketing for the farmers to provide
post-harvest technology services and marketing advice The first
such centre was inaugurated by Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Honble
Chief Minister Haryana on 10th. October ,2005. Another.centre at
Hisar was inaugurated by Smt. Asha Sharma, IAS Financial Commissioner
& Principal Secretary to Government Haryana, Agriculture Department
on 24th December,2005
In the first phase, the Agri-business and information centers are
being opened where already building infrastructure is available
under the technology Mission on cotton project.
ABICs are being set up in collaboration with Agriculture and Horticulture
Departments. The representatives of these departments are provided
space in these centres so that they can render extension services
to the farmers and operates as a "Agri- Clinic".
Further, these centres seak to provide integrated services of all
the department connected with Agriculture and attempt to cater to
all needs of the farmers from inputs, production and post-harvest
technology and marketing.