The Market Committee Kangra was established in the Year 1981 and whole of the District Kangra was declared notified area vide Notification No.Agr.HMB/5-7/76 dated 18.8.1982 under H.P. Agriculture Produce Market Act, 1969 (Act 9 of 1970) which has now been repealed vide section 86 of the Himachal Pradesh Agricultural & Horticultural Produce Marketing (Development & Regulation ) Act, 2005 (Act No.20 of 2005) as assented to by the Hon’ble Governor, Himachal Pradesh on 25th May, 2005. Agri. Produce Market Committee, Kangra started functioning on 11.2.1981 with Principal Market Yard at Kangra and Sub Market Yard at Nagrota Bagwan . Market Committee, Kangra further established four Sub Market Yards at Jassur , Baijnath, Jaisinghpur and Jawalaji in the Years 1984-85, 1989-90, 2003-04 and 2008-09 respectively. Sub Market Yard Palampur is being run in the premises of Municipal Council since 1981-82 and now APMC has completed the work of Modern Market Yard at Palampur which will become operational very shortly.
At the very inception of APMC Kangra, 36 dealers were provided licenses for carrying out business. The number of licenses now has increased to 306. Initially the income of the committee was Rs.17221/- in the Year 1981-1982 which increased to Rs. 3,05,48,314/- in the Year,2009-10 (upto2/20010).