A separate Department of Marketing was established on 01-02-1962 in Andhra Pradesh bifurcating from the Agriculture Department to enforce the provisions of the Agricultural Produce Markets Act and other schemes of the Department. The Commissioner Director of Marketing is the Head of the Department. It is under the administrative control of the Agriculture and Cooperation Department. Every district is headed by an Assistant Director of Marketing functioning as a District Officer with regional Joint Directors and Deputy Directors of Marketing in the State. All the field Officers supervise and monitor the enforcement and implementation of the provisions of the A.P. (Agril. Produce and Livestock) Markets Act 1966 through the Agricultural Market Committees in the State and other programmes of the Department..