OILSEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

      

 

 

·        AMBADI SEEDS

·        RAPE AND MUSTARD SEEDS

·        TARAMIRA SEEDS

·        GROUNDNUT

·        NIGER SEEDS

·        SESAME SEEDS

·        COTTON SEEDS

·        SAFFLOWER SEEDS

·        SUNFLOWER SEEDS

·        LINSEEDS

·        MAHUA SEED

·        Sal seed

·        CASTOR SEEDS English    Hindi

·        SOYABEANS

·        VEGETABLE OIL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMBADI SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 

 


1.             Short title and application (1)These rules may be called the Ambadi Seeds Grading and Marking Rules, 1964.

                (2) They shall apply to Ambadi Seeds (Seeds of plants botanically known as Hibiscus cannabinus and Hibiscus sabdarffa) produced in India.

2.             Definitions – In these rules -

(1)           “Agricultural Marketing Adviser” means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

(2)           “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules.

3.             Grade designation – The grade designations to indicate the quality of Ambadi seeds shall be as set out in column 1 of Schedule II.

4.             Definition of quality – The quality indicated by the respective grade designation shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 8 of  Schedule II.

5.             Grade designation mark – The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design (consisting  of an outline map of India with the word “AGMARK” and the  figure of the rising sun, with the words, ‘Produce of India’ and Hkkjrh; mRikn resembling the one as set out in schedule I.

6.             Method of marking –(1)           The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each container in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                 (2)           In addition to the grade designation mark, each container shall be clearly marked with such particulars and in such a manner as may be specified by the aforesaid officer.

                 (3)           An authorised packer may after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container, in a manner approved by the said Officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent quality or grade of Ambadi seeds different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7.             Method of packing -(1)             Only sound, clean and dry containers made of jute, shall be used for packing. They shall be free from any insect infestation or fungus contamination and also free from any undesirable smell.

                 (2)           The containers shall be securely closed and sealed in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                 (3)           Each package shall contain Ambadi seeds of one grade designation only.

8.             Special conditions of certificate of authorisation – In addition to the conditions specified in rule 4 of the General Grading and Marking Rules, 1937, the following shall be the condition of every certificate of authorisation issued for the purpose of these rules, namely:-

                 (1)           An authorised packer shall mark such arrangements for testing Ambadi seeds, as may be prescribed from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                 (2)           An authorised packer shall provide all facilities to the Inspecting Officers duly authorised by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, for sampling, testing and such other matters as may be specified.


 

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SCHEDULE-I

(See Rule 5)

Design for the grade designation mark

 

 

 


 

 

SCHEDULE II

(See Rules 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definition of quality of Ambadi Seeds

 

Grade                                                                                                                      Special characteristics

Designation                                                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General characteristics

                    Foreign        Other            Damaged     Shrivelled      Admixture      Weevilled

                    Matter          seeds            and disco     and imma       of other          seeds

                    (percent       (edible)         loured           true seeds      types              (percent

                    by weight)   (percent       seeds            (percent         (percent         by weight)

                                          by weight)   (percent       by weight)     by weight)    

                                                                by weight)  

1                  2                    3                    4                    5                      6                      7                                        8

Grade I       1.00               0.50               0.25               1.00                 0.25                 0.00               Ambadi Seeds shall:-

Grade II      2.00               1.00               0.25               1.50                 0.50                 1.00               (a) be the dried, mature seeds

Grade III     4.00               2.00               0.50               2.00                 1.00                 2.00               of the plants botanically known as Hibsicus

                                                                                                                                                            cannabinus and Hibiscus sabdariffa;

                                                                                                                                                            (b) have uniform shape, size  and colour;

                                                                                                                                                            (c) be dry clean and free from

                                                                                                                                                            moulds, weevils, obnoxious

                                                                                                                                                            smell, discoloration, admixture

                                                                                                                                                            of deleterious substances and

                                                                                                                                                            all impurities except to the

                                                                                                                                                            extent indicated in the

                                                                                                                                                            Schedule;

                                                                                                                                                            (d) be in sound merchantable

                                                                                                                                                            condition.

Definitions :

(a)     Foreign matter- Any foreign matter of the nature of dust, stones, lumps of earth and mud, chaff, stem, straw, non-edible seeds and other matter which is not covered by any other item.

(b)     Damaged seeds – Seeds that are internally discoloured and spoiled by natural or unnatural factors,

(c)     Shrivelled and Immature seeds – Seeds which are not properly developed and having wrinkled surface.

(d)     Weevilled Seeds -  Seeds partially or wholly bored or eaten by weevil or any other insects.

Note :

For accidental errors, a tolerance is permissible up to 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 percent in excess of tolerance specified each of the columns 2 and 5 for grades I, II and III respectively, and a tolerance is permissible up to 0.01, 0.05 and 0.25 percent in excess of the tolerance specified in each of the columns 3, 4, 6 and 7 for grades I, II, and III respectively.


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THE RAPE AND MUSTARD SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.             Short title and application – (1)        These rules may be called the Rape and Mustard seeds Grading and Marking Rules, 1964.

                (2)           They shall apply to Rape and Mustard seeds (Brassica group) produced in India.

2.             DefinitionsIn these rules –

(1)           “Agricultural Marketing Adviser” means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

(2)           “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules.

3.             Grade designationGrade designations to indicate the quality of Rape and Mustard seeds shall be as set out in column 1 of Schedule II.

4.             Definition of quality – The quality indicated by the respective grade designations shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 7 of schedule II.

5.             Grade designation mark- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying  the grade designation and bearing a design (consisting of an outline map of India with the word ‘AGMARK’ and the figure of the rising sun, with the words ‘Produce of India’ and Hkkjrh; mRikn resembling the one as set out in Schedule I)

6.             Methods of marking

                (1)           The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each container in a manner approved by the Agricultural marketing Adviser and shall clearly show the following  particulars, namely :-

                (a)           Grade designation.

                (b)           Variety or Trade Name.

                (c)           Net weight.

                (d)           Date of Packing.

                (2)           An authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural, Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container, in a manner approved by the said officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent quality or grade of Rape and Mustard seeds different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7.             Method of packing

                (1)           Only sound, clean and dry containers made of jute, cloth, Polythene or paper shall be used for packing and they shall be free from any insect infestation or fungus contamination and also free from any undesirable smell.

                (2)           The containers shall be securely closed and sealed in such manner as may be prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                (3)           Each package shall contain Rape seed or Mustard seed of one grade designation only.

8.             Special conditions of Certificate of Authorisation – In addition to the conditions specified in rule 4 of the General Grading and Marking Rules, 1937 the following special conditions shall be observed by packers to the satisfaction of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, namely :-

(1)                           An authorised packer shall make such arrangements for testing Rape and Mustard seeds as may be prescribed from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

(2)                           An authorised packer shall provide all facilities to the inspecting officers duly authorised by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser in this behalf, for sampling, the testing and such other matters as may be necessary.


 

 

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SCHEDULE-I

(See Rule 5)

Design for the grade designation mark

 

 

 

 


Note : The Tamil and Telugu words will not occur in the labels in case where commodities are graded for the purpose of export.

 

 

SCHEDULE - II

(See Rules 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definition of quality of Rape and Mustard seeds comprising Brassica campestris var, sarson/ toria dichotoma/ and Brassica juncea/ Brassica nigra  (Rai) grown in India

                                                                                                                                Special characteristics

Grade                                                                                                                      Maximum percentage by weight

Designation                                                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General characteristics

                    Foreign        Dead, badly       Unripe            Small             Admixture*

                    Matter          discoloured       shrivelled       atrophied     of other

                                          and damaged    and                 seeds            varieties

                                                                      slightly                                 of

                                                                      damaged                              mustard

 

1                    2                    3                          4                      5                  6                                          7

Special       1.0                 1.0                       1.5                   5.0                 5.0                 The seeds shall

Standard    2.0                 1.5                       3.0                   10.0               10.0               (a) have shape, size, colour and pungency

General       3.0                 2.0                       4.0                   20.0               15.0               characteristic of the variety / form.

                                                                                                                                          (b) be mature, hard, wholesome and well

                                                                                                                                          dried, moisture not exceeding 6 per cent.

                                                                                                                                          (c) not have any trace of Argemone seeds.

                                                                                                                                          (d)  be free from moulds or insect damage

                                                                                                                                          and deleterious substances.

                                                                                                                                          (e) not bear the grains of any other

                                                                                                                                          species, and

                                                                                                                                          (f) be in a sound merchantable condition.

 

Note :

1.                    Foreign matter includes dust, dirt, stones, lumps of earth, chaff, stems or straw, food grains including oil seeds of any other verity or any other impurity.

2.                    Dead seeds include seeds which are duds and can easily be crushed by hands.

3.                    Badly discolored and damaged seeds are those seeds which are internally damaged or discoloured, damage and discolouration materially affecting the quality.

4.                    Unripe and Shrivelled seeds  are those seeds which are not properly developed.

5.                    Slightly damaged seeds are those seed which are superficially damaged or discoloured, damage and discolouration not materially affecting the quality.

6.                    Small atrophied seeds means seeds not retained in sieves with 14 meshes per linear inch (1"=2.54cm). This factor will not be applicable to the juncea or nigra group of seeds.

7.                    Other coloured seeds mean seeds of any colour other than that of the specific variety or form.

* This will not apply to Brassica Juncea or Brassica nigra if mixed with Brassica capestris var sarsons/toria/dichotoma.

 

 

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THE TARAMIRA SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.            Short title and application-(1) These rules may be called the Taramira Seeds Grading and Marking Rules, 1964.

                (2)           They shall apply to Taramira (Eruca sativa) seeds produced in India.

2.            Definitions-In these rules-

                (1)           “Agricultural Marketing Adviser” means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

                (2)           “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules.

3.             Grade designation-The grade designations to indicate the quality of Taramira seeds shall he as set out in column 1 of Schedule-II.

4.             Definition of quality-The quality indicated by the respective grade designations shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 6 of Schedule II.

5.             Grade designation mark- The  grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design  (consisting of an outline map of India with the word ‘AGMARK’ and the figure of the rising sun, with the words “Produce of India’ and (Hkkjrh; mRikn)    resembling the one as set out in Schedule I.

6.             Method of marking-(1)The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each container in a manner approved by Agricultural Marketing Adviser and shall clearly show the following particulars, namely:-

                (a)           Grade designation.

                (b)           Variety or Trade Name.

                (c)           Net weight.

                (d)           Date of packing.

                (2)           An authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container, In a manner approved by the said Officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent quality or grade of Taramira seeds different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7.            Method of packing-(1)Only sound, clean and dry containers made of Jute, cloth,  paper or polyethylene shall be used for packing and they shall be free from any insect infestation or fungus contamination and also free from any undesirable smell.

                (2)           The containers shall be securely closed and sealed in such manner as may be prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing. Adviser.

                (3)           Each package shall contain Taramira seeds of one grade designation only.

8.            Special conditions of certificate  of authorisation-In addition to the conditions specified in rule 4 of the General Grading and Marking Rules, 1937, the following special conditions shall be observed by packers to the satisfaction of the Agricultural   Marketing   Adviser, namely:-

                (1)           An authorised packer shall make such arrangements for testing. Taramira seeds as may be prescribed, from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                (2)           An authorised packer shall provide all facilities to the Inspecting officers duly authorised by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser in this behalf, for sampling, testing and such other matters as may be necessary.


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SCHEDULE I

 

(See Rule 5)

Design for the grade designation mark

 

 


 

 

Note. – The Tamil and Telugu word will not occur in the labels in case where commodities are graded for the purpose of export.

 


 

 

SCHEDULE II

(See Rules 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definition of quality of oilseeds known commercially as Taramira (Eruca sativa)

                                                                                                                                Special characteristics

Grade                                                                                                                      Maximum percentage by weight

Designation                                                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General characteristics

                          Foreign      Dead, badly       Unripe                Admixture

                          matter         discoloured       shrivelled           of other*

                                              and damaged    and                     coloured

                                                                          slightly               seeds

                                                                          damaged                                           

 

1                        2                      3                         4                         5                                                                6

Special             2.0                  3.0                       2.0                    10.0                                       The seeds shall

Standard          4.0                  5.0                       4.0                    15.0                                (a) have shape, size, colour and pungency

General             6.0                  8.0                       8.0                    20.0                                 characteristic of the variety / form.

                                                                                                                                              (b) be mature, hard, wholesome and well

                                                                                                                                              dried, moisture not exceeding 6 percent.

                                                                                                                                             (c) not have any trace of Argemone seeds.

                                                                                                                                             (d)  be free from moulds or insect damage

                                                                                                                                                   and deleterious substances.

                                                                                                                                              (e) not bear the grains of any other

                                                                                                                                                  species except to the extent provided under

                                                                                                                                                  col. 5 of the schedule, and

                                                                                                                                             (f) be in a sound merchantable condition.

 

NOTE:

1.                    Foreign matter includes dust, dirt, stones, lump of earth, chaff, stems or straw, food-grains including oil-seeds of any other variety or any other impurity.

2.                    Dead seeds include such seeds that are duds and can easily be crushed by hand.

3.                    Badly discoloured and damaged seeds are those seeds which are internally damaged or discoloured, damage and discolouration materially affecting the quality.

4.                    Unripe and Shrivelled seeds are those seeds which are not properly developed.

5.                    Slightly damaged seeds are those seeds which are superficially damaged or discoloured, damage and discolouration not materially affecting the quality.

6.                    Other coloured seeds mean seeds of any colour other than that of the specific variety or form.

 

* Will not apply if mixed with rape and mustard seeds.

 

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GROUNDNUT GRADING AND MARKING RULES


1.             Short title and application-(1) These rules may be called the Groundnut (Grading and Marking) Rules, 1965.

                (2)           They shall apply to groundnut pods and groundnut kernels (Arachis hypogaea) produced in India.

2.             Definitions-In these rules,-

                (1)           “Agricultural Marketing Adviser” means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

                (2)           “Schedule” means a schedule appended to these rules.

3.             Grade designation- The grade designations to indicate the quality of groundnuts (pods and kernels) shall be as set out in Schedules II to VII.

4.             Definition of quality- The quality indicated by the respective grade designations shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 7 of schedules II to V and columns 2 to 9 of Schedule VI and VII.

5.             Grade designation mark- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label  specifying the grade designation and bearing a design (consisting of an outline map of India with the word “AGMARK” and the figure of the rising sun with the words “Produce of India” and (Hkkjrh; mRikn) resembling the one as set out in schedule I.

6.             Method of marking-(1)       The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each container in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser and shall clearly show the following particulars, namely ;

                (a)           Grade designation.

                (b)           Variety or trade name.

                (c)           Net weight.

                (d)           Date of packing.

                (2)           An authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container in manner approved by the said Officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent quality or grade of groundnut (pods and kernels) different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7.             Method of packing-(1)Only sound clean and dry containers made of jute, cloth paper, polythene or tin shall be used for packing. They shall be free from any insect infestation or fungus contamination and also free from any undesirable smell.

                (2)           The containers shall be securely closed and sealed in manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                (3)           Each package shall contain groundnut (pods or kernels) of one grade designation only.

8.             Special conditions of Certificate of Authorisation- In addition to the conditions specified in rule 4 of the general Grading and Marking Rules, 1937 the following special conditions shall be observed by packers to the satisfaction of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser namely:-

                (1)           An authorised packer shall make such arrangements for testing Groundnut (pods and kernels), as may be prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                (2)           An authorised packer shall provide all such facilities as may be necessary to the Inspecting Officers duly authorised by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser in this behalf.

 


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SCHEDULE I

(See Rule 5)

Design for the grade designation mark

 

 


 

 

NOTE:  The Tamil and Telugu words will not occur in the labels in case where commodities are graded for the purpose of export.


 

 

SCHEDULE II

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definition of quality of groundnut pods (unshelled) known commercially as ‘Red Natal’ (Arachis hypogaea)

                                                                Special characteristics

                                      _________________________________

Grade                                          Maximum limit of tolerance

Designation _________________________________________

                             Foreign         Damaged           Shrivelled        Pods of          Shelling                 General characteristics

                              Matter              pods                    and                other                  %

                                  %                    %                  Immature        varieties         (kernels/

                                                                                    pods                  %                 pods)

                                                                                      %                                      minimum

     1                            2                      3                          4                      5                      6                                      7

Special                     1.0                  0.50                      2.0                   1.0                   74      The groundnut pods shall have the characteristics

                                                                                                                                                shape,

Standard                  2.0                  1.00                      3.5                   2.0                   70      configuration and appearance of the variety commercially known as ‘Red Natal’, shall be of the

General      .             3.0                  2.00                      5.0                   5.0                   68      season’s crop not moist to touch, shall not show visible signs of insects and moulds and shall not have excessive dirt.

EXPLANATION :`

1.                 “Foreign matter” means dust, dirt, stones, lumps of earth, chaff, stem , straw or any other impurity.

2.                 “Damaged pods” are those pods that are damaged mechanically or by mould, weevil or any other insect attack or those showing internal discoloration of kernels materially affecting the quality of the pods.

3.                 Shrivelled and immature pods” are those pods which are imperfectly developed.

NOTE :

For accidental errors a tolerance is permissible up to 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 per cent in excess of the tolerance specified each of the columns 2,3 and 4 for Special, Standard and General grades respectively and a tolerance of 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 per cent in excess of the specified tolerance in column 5 for Special, Standard and General grades respectively

 

 


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SCHEDULE III

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definition of quality of groundnut pods (unshelled) known commercially as ‘Bold’

(Arachis hypogaea)

                                                        Special characteristics

                                    __________________________________

Grade                                          Maximum limit of tolerance                                                                              General characteristics

Designation _________________________________________                          

                             Foreign         Damaged           Shrivelled        Pods of          Shelling

                              Matter              pods                    and                other                  %

                                  %                    %                  Immature        varieties          (kernel/

                                                                                    pods                  %                 pods)

                                                                                      %                                      minimum

     1                            2                      3                          4                      5                      6                                       7

Special                     1.0                   0.5                       3.0                   1.0                   69                  The groundnut pods shall have the

                                                                                                                                                            characteristics shape

Standard                  2.0                   1.0                       3.5                   2.0                   66                  configuration and appearance of the variety

                                                                                                                                                            Commercially known as ‘Bold’ shall be of the

                                                                                                                                                            season' crop, not moist to touch, shall not

General                    3.0                   2.0                       5.0                   5.0                   62                  show visible signs of insects and moulds and

                                                                                                                                                            shall not have excessive dirt.

Explanation :

1.        “Foreign matter” means dust, dirts, stones, lumps of earth, chaff, stem, straw or any other impurity.

2.        “Damaged pods” are those pods that are damaged mechanically or by mould, weevil or any other insect attack or those showing internal discoloration of kernels materially affecting the quality of the pods.

3.        Shrivelled and immature pods” are those pods which are imperfectly developed.

Note :

        For accidental errors a tolerance is permissible up to 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 per cent in excess of the tolerance specified in each of the columns 2,3 and 4 for Special, Standard and General Grades respectively and a tolerance of 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 per cent in excess of the specified tolerance in column 5 for Special, Standard and General grades respectively.

 

 


 

 

SCHEDULE IV

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designation and definition of quality of ground nut (unshelled) known commercially as ‘Coromondal

(Arachis hypogaea)

 

                                                        Special characteristics

                                    -------------------------------------------------------

Grade                                      Maximum limit of tolerance

designation               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                    Foreign              Damaged           Shrivelled        Pods of            Shelling %                          General characteristics

                                    Matter %             pods %         and immature       other                (Kernel/

                                                                                             Pods %       varieties %              pods)

                                                                                                                                                 minimum

 

        1                          2                                 3                          4                      5                          6                                                      7

Special                       .1.0                            0.5                       2.0                   1.0                       70          The groundnut pods shall have the characteristic shape, configuration and

Standard                    2.0                             1.0                       3.5                   2.0                       67          appearance of the variety commercially known as ‘coromondal’ shall be of the

General                       3.0                             2.0                       5.0                   5.0                       64          season’s crop, not moist to touch, shall not show visible signs of insets and moulds and shall not have excessive dirt.

 

Explanation :

 

1. “Foreign matter’ means dust, dirt, stones, lumps of earth, chaff, stem, straw or any other impurity.

2. “Damaged pods” are those pods that are damaged mechanically or by mould, weevil or any other insect attack or those showing

      internal discoloration of kernels materially affecting the quality of the pods.

3. Shrivelled and immature pods” are those pods which are imperfectly developed.

 

Note :

       

For accidental errors tolerance is permissible up to 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 per cent in excess of the tolerance specified in each of the columns 2,3 and 4 for  Special, Standard and General grades, respectively and a tolerance of 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 per cent in excess of the specified tolerance in column 5 for Special, Standard and General grades respectively.

 

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SCHEDULE V

(See Rules 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definition of quality of groundnut pods (unshelled) known commercially as ‘peanuts’ (Arachis hypogaea)

                                                    Special characteristics

                                             -----------------------------------------

Grade                                      Maximum limit of tolerance

Designation          -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- General characteristics

                                 Foreign               Damaged           Shrivelled      Pods of           Shelling%

                                  Matter                      pods                    and                other                (Kernels

                                      %                            %                  immature         varieties               pods)

                                                                                             pods %               %                  minimum

        1                             2                              3                          4                      5                          6                                                      7

Special                         1.0                           0.5                       2.0                   1.0                       72          The groundnut pods shall have the characteristics shape, configuration and

Standard                      2.0                           1.0                       3.5                   2.0                       69          appearance of the variety commercially

General                        3.0                           2.0                       5.0                   5.0                       66          known as peanuts’ shall be of the  seasons; crop, not moist to touch, shall not show visible signs of insects and  moulds and shall not have excessive dirt.

 

EXPLANATION :

1.        “Foreign Matter” means dust, dirt, stones lumps of earth, chaff stem, straw or any other impurity.

2.        “Damaged pods” are those pods that are damaged mechanically or by mould, weevil or any other insect attack or those showing internal discolouration of kernels materially affecting the quality of the pods.

3.        Shrivelled and immature pods” are those pods which are imperfectly developed.

 

NOTE :

       

For accidental errors a tolerance is permissible up to 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 per cent in excess of the tolerance specified in each of the columns 2,3 and 4 for Special, Standard and General grades respectively and a tolerance of 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 per cent in excess of the specified tolerance in columns 5 for Special, Standard and General grades respectively.

 

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE VI

(See Rules 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definition or quality of kernels of groundnut commercially known as ‘Red Natal/Peanuts’

(Arachis hypogaea)

 

                                                    Special characteristics

                                  _________________________________

                                                Maximum limit of tolerance

                                ____________________________________________________

Grade                           Foreign             Damaged         Slightly         Shriveled           Splits         Nooks        Admix-      General characteristics

designation                  matter                kernels          damages        and Imma            and               %               ture

                                          %                        %                kernels       ture kernels        broken                           of other

                                                                                              %                    %                kernels                          varieties

                                                                                                                                              %                                    %

     1                                    2                          3                      4                      5                      6                  7                  8                              9

 

Special           .                 1.0                       0.5                   0.5                   2.0                   5.0               1.0               1.0     The kernels shall be obtained from pods of the

Standard        .                 2.0                       1.0                   1.0                   4.0                  10.0              2.0               2.0     variety ‘Red’ ‘Natal’/’ peanuts’, shall have

General          .                 3.0                       2.0                   2.0                   6.0                  15.0              3.0               5.0     characteristics shape,  configuration and appearance of the variety shall be of the season’s crop not moist to touch, shall not show visible signs of insects and moulds and shall be  free from dirt and obnoxious smell.

Explanation :

1.        “Foreign matter” means pieces of particles of any extraneous substance other than groundnut kernels and includes unshelled nuts, if any, which have to be shelled.

2.        “Damaged kernels” are those kernels which are internally discolored, discoloration materially affecting the quality.

3.        “Slightly damaged kernels” are those kernels, which are discolored only externally or party without affecting the quality.

4.        Shrivelled and immature kernels” are those kernels which are imperfectly developed.

5.        “Split kernels” are those kernels broken into two halves/lengthwise and “broken kernels” are those kernels which are smaller than splits but bigger than Nooks.

6.        “Nooks’ means small parts of kernels, measuring 1/16th or less of a whole kernel.

Note:

        Fore accidental errors a tolerance is permissible up to 0.25, 0.50 and  1.0 per cent in excess of the tolerance specified in each of the columns 2,3,4,5,7 and 8 for Special, Standard and General grades respectively and a tolerance of 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 per cent in excess of the specified tolerance in column 6 for Special, Standard and General grades respectively.

 

 

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SCHEDULE VII

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definition of quality of kernels or groundnut commercially known as ‘BOLD/ Coromandal

(Arachis hypogaea)

 

                                                    Special characteristics

                                  _________________________________

                                                Maximum limit of tolerance

                                ____________________________________________________________________

Grade                       Foreign             Damaged         Slightly        Shrivelled          Splits         Nooks        Admix-          General characteristics

designation              matter                kernels          damaged             and                 and               %            ture of

                                      %                        %                kernels          immature          broken                             other

                                                                                          %                kernels           kernels                          varieties

                                                                                                                  %                    %                                    %

     1                                2                          3                      4                      5                      6                  7                  8                                  9

 

Special           .                 0.5                       1.0                   0.5                   2.0                   5.0               1.0               1.0     The kernels shall be obtained from pods of the

Standard        .                 1.0                       1.5                   1.0                   4.0                  10.0              2.0               2.0     variety ‘Bold’/ ’Coro-mandal’, shall have

General          .                 2.0                       2.0                   2.0                   6.0                  15.0              3.0               5.0     characteristics shape, configuration and appearance of the variety, shall be the seasons’ crop, not moist to touch, shall not show visible signs of insects and moulds shall be free from dirt and obnoxious smell.

 

Explanation :

1.        “Foreign matter” means pieces or particles of any extraneous substance other than groundnut kernels and includes unshelled nuts, if any, which have to be shelled.

2.        “Damaged kernels” are those kernels which are internally discolored, discoloration materially affecting the quality.

3.        “Slightly damaged kernels” are those kernels which are discolored only externally or partly without affecting the quality.

4.        Shrivelled and immature kernels” are those kernels which are imperfectly developed.

5.        “Split kernels” are those kernels which are broken into two halves lengthwise and ‘Broken kernels ‘ are those kernels which are smaller than splits but bigger than Nooks.

6.        “Nooks” means small parts of kernels measuring 1/16th or less of a whole kernel.

NOTE :

For accidental errors a tolerance is permissible up to 0.25, 0.50 and 1.00 per cent in excess of the tolerance specified in each of the  columns 2,3,4,5,7 and 8 for Special Standard and General grades respectively and a tolerance of 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 per cent in excess of the specified tolerance in columns No. 6 for Special, Standard and General grade respectively.

 

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NIGER SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.     Short title, application and commencement :-

                (1)           These rules may be called the Niger Seeds Grading and Marking Rules, 1982;

                (2)           They shall apply to the Niger Seeds produced in India;

                (3)           They shall come in force on the data of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.             Definitions :- In these rules, unless  the context other wise requires :-

                (1)           “Agricultural Marketing Adviser” means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India.

                (2)           “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules;

                (3)           “Authorised packer” means a person or a body of persons who has been granted a certificate of authorisation by Agricultural Marketing Adviser, for getting the commodity graded and Agmarked in accordance with the grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

                (4)           “Certificate” means Certificate of Authorisation.

3.             Grade designations :-The grade designation to indicate the quality of Niger Seeds shall be as set out in column 1 of Schedule 1

4.             Definition of quality :- The quality indicated by the grade designations shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 7 of Schedule-I.

5.            Grade designation mark :- The grade designation mark shall consists of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of outline map of India with the word “AGMARK” and figure of the rising sun with the words “Produce of India” and “Hkkjrh; mRikn” resembling the mark as set out in Schedule II

6.             Method of packing :-

                (1)           Niger seeds shall be packed in B-twill Jute gunny bags or any other type of container and in such manner as may be specified from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                (2)           Packing material shall be clean and dry free from fungus, insect attack and obnoxious smell.

                (3)           Each packages shall contain the Niger seeds of the same variety and of the same grade designation.

                (4)           Each packages shall be securely closed and sealed in the manner prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

7.             Method of marking :-

                (1)           The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each case/package in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                (2)           In addition to the grade designation, the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on the label or container or both on label and container :-

                (a)           Date of packing;

                (b)           Name and address of packer;

                (c)           Net weight ; and

                (d)           Any other particulars, as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, from time to time.

                (3)           The authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container in a manner approved by the said Officer provided that the  private trade mark does not represent a quality or grade of Niger seeds different from that indicated by the designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.


 

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SCHEDULE I

 

(See rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designation and definition of quality of Niger Seeds

 

Grade                                                                    Definition of quality

designation   ___________________________________________________________

                        Foreign              Immature,           Damaged           Total               Moisture                                               General Characteristics

                        matter                shrivelled          discolored      impurities             content

                        per cent              and dead         and slightly      (total of           per cent by

                        by weight         seeds, per           damaged        Col. 2&4)              weight

                        (maximum)           cent by             seeds by      per cent by         (maximum)

                                                      weight                weight            weight

                                                   (maximum)         (maximum)     (maximum)

(1)                   (2)                             (3)                       (4)                   (5)                       (6)                                                                       (7)

Special           1.0                             2.0                       2.5                   3.0                       6.0                 Niger seed shall be :

Good              2.0                             3.0                       3.5                   4.0                       8.0                 (1)           obtained from the plant Guizotia

General           3.0                             4.0                       5.0                   5.0                       8.0                                 abyesinica Cass, family composite

                                                                                                                                                                (2)           free from fungus and insect attack live insects, obnoxious smell, rodent contamination and excreta, coloring matter, non-edible oil seeds and all other impurities except to the extent specified.

 

Definitions: (1)          Foreign matter : Means dust, lumps of earth, dust, stones, stem, straw or any other impurity and /or any other edible non-edible seeds;

                      (2)         Immature shriveled and dead : Are the seeds which are imperfectly developed and/or shrunken. Dead seeds are those seeds which are duds and can be easily crushed by fingers.

                      (3)         Damaged discolored and slightly damaged : Are the seeds that are materially or internally damaged or discolored, so as to affect the quality of the material. Slightly damaged means the seeds which are superficially damaged  discolored not materially affecting the quality.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE-II

 

(See Rule 5)

 

Grade designation mark

 


 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

(Published in the Gazette of India, Part II,  Section 3 (i) under G.S.R. 62, dated 15-1-1983).

 

 


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SESAME SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.             Short title, application and commencement. :-

                (1)           These rules may be called the Sesame Seeds Grading and Marking Rules 1982.

(2)                 They shall apply to Sesame seeds produced in India

(3)                 The shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.             Definitions :- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires :-

                (1)           “Agricultural Marketing Adviser” means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

                (2)           “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules;

                (3)           “Authorised packer” means a person or a body of persons who has been granted a Certificate of Authorisation by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser for getting the commodity graded and Agmarked in accordance with the grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

                (4)           “Certificate” means Certificate of Authorisation.

 3.            Grade designations – The grade designation to indicate the quality of the Sesame seeds shall be as set out in column 1 of Schedule I.

4.             Definition of quality : - The quality indicated by the grade designations shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 8 of Schedule I

5.             Grade designation marks:- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of outline map of India with the word “AGMARK” and figure of the rising sun with the words “produce of India” and “Hkkjrh; mRikn” resembling the mark as set out in Schedule II.

6.             Method of packing :-

                (1)           Sesame seeds shall be packed in B-twill jute gunny bags or any other type of container in such a manner as may be specified from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                (2)           Packing material shall be clean and dry, free from fungus and insect attack and obnoxious smell.

                (3)           Each package shall contain the sesame seeds of the same variety and of the same grade designation

                (4)           Each package shall be securely closed and sealed in the manner prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

7.             Method of marking;-

                (1)           The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each package in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

                (2)           In addition to the grade designation, the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on the label or container or both on label and container :-

                (a)           Date of packing;

                (b)           Name and address of packer;

                (c)           Net weight; and

                (d)           Any other particulars, as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time.

                (3)           The authorised packer any, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on the container in a manner approved by the said Officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent a quality or grade of Sesame seeds different from that indicated by the grade designations mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.


 

 

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SCHEDULE I

 

(See rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definition of quality of Sesame seeds

Grade                                                                                            Definition of quality

designation   __________________________________________________________________________

                                            Special characteristics                                                                                                                General characteristics

                _____________________________________________________________________________

                        Foreign                  Immature,           Damaged            Total im-           Admixture           Moisture

                        Matter                    shriveled              & Dis-               purities              of other             content

                        per cent                  and dead            coloured             (total of             varieties/            per cent

                        by weight                 seeds,              seeds per            col. 2 to             types per            by weight

                        (maxi-                    per cent by           cent by            4), per cent           cent by             (maximum)

                        mum)                        weight                weight             by weight             weight

                                                       (maximum)              (maxi-                  (maxi-                  (maxi-              

                                                                                       mum)                  mum)                  mum)              

     1                 2                                     3                          4                          5                          6                   7                                             8

Special           0.5                                  1                         Nil                       1.5                       5.0                 5.0                   The sesame seeds shall be:

Good              1.0                                 2.0                       1.0                       3.0                      10.0                6.0        (a)  the seeds obtained from

General           2.0                                 3.0                       2.0                       5.0                      15.0                7.0               the plant Sesamum indicum linn.Sya, Sesamum Orientale Linn, Family Pedaliaceae.

                                                                                                                                                                                     (b)  free from fungus and insect attack, live insects obnoxious smell, rodent contamination, excreta non-edible oil seeds, artificial coloration and all other impurities except to the extent specified.

 

 

Definitions :

 

(1)     Foreign matter : means dust, lumps of earth, dirt, stones, stems, straw or any other impurity and/ or any other edible/non edible seeds.

(2)     Damaged and discolored seeds : are the seeds that are materially or internally damaged or discolored materially affecting the quality:

(3)     Immature shrivelled & dead seeds : are the seeds which are imperfectly developed and or shrunken. Dead seeds are those seeds which are duds and can be easily crushed by finger.

(4)     Admixture of other types/varieties : Means admixture of brown/black and other colored sesame seeds in white and vice versa.

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEULE II

 

(See Rule 5)

 

Grade designation mark

 

 

 

__________________________________________________________________________________________

(Published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section 3 (i) under G.S.R. as dated, 22-1-1983)

 

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COTTON SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.         Short title, application and commencement :-

            (1)       These rules may be called and Cotton Seeds Grading and Marking Rules, 1982.

            (2)       They shall apply to cotton seeds produced in India.

            (3)       They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.         Definitions :- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires :-

            (1)       "Agricultural Marketing Adviser"  means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India.

            (2)       "Schedule" means a Schedule appended to these rules;

            (3)       "Authorised packer" means a person or a body of persons who has been granted a Certificate of Authorisation by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser for getting the commodity graded and Agmarked in accordance with grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

            (4)       "Certificate" means Certificate of Authorisation.

3.         Grade designation :- The grade designation to indicate quality of the cotton seeds shall be as set out in column I of Schedule I.

4.         Definition of quality :- The quality indicated by the grade designation shall be as set out against each grade designation in column 2 to 8 of Schedule I.

5.         Grade designation mark :- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of an outline map of India with the word "AGMARK" and figure of the rising sun with the words "Produce of India" and ^^Hkkjrh; mRikn** resembling the mark as set out in Schedule-II.

6.         Method of marking :-(1)The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each package in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

            (2)       In addition to the grade designation, the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on the label:-

            (a)       Date of packing;

            (b)       Lot number;

            (c)       Net weight; and

            (d)       Any other particulars, as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time.

            (3)       The authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container in a manner approved by the said officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent a quantity or grade of Cotton Seed different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7.         Method of Packing :-

            (1)       Cotton seeds shall be packed in new B.- Twill jute bags or any other type of container and in such capacity and in such manner as may be specified from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

            (2)       Packing material shall be clean and dry free from fungus contamination and insect infestation and obnoxious smell.

(3)           Each package shall contain cotton seeds of the same variety and of the same grade designation.

(4)                   Each package shall be securely closed and sealed in the manner prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.


 

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SCHEDULE-I

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definition of quality of Cotton Seeds

 

                                                                                   Definition of quality

Grade                                          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Designation                                                             Special Characteristics

                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                                                                                   Percent by weight (Maximum)                                                        General characteristics

                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                  Foreign          Damaged       Immature,          Weevilled          Linters            Moisture

                  matter             seeds              shrivelled          seeds

                                                                  and dead

                                                                  seeds

1                2                      3                      4                          5                          6                      7                                                  8

 

I                1.0                   1.0                   2.0                       0.5                       4.0                   10.0                         The cotton seeds shall :-

 

II               3.0                   2.0                   4.0                       1.0                       6.0                   10.0                  i)    be obtained from the plant

                                                                                                                                                                                of Gossypium species;

 

III              5.0                   4.0                   6.0                       1.5                       10.0                 10.0                  ii)   be well developed, mature,

                                                                                                                                                                                clean and dry;

 

                                                                                                                                                                          iii)  be reasonably uniform in

                                                                                                                                                                                shape, size and colour;

 

                                                                                                                                                                          iv) be free from dirt, obnoxius

                                                                                                                                                                                smell, deleterious substan-

                                                                                                                                                                                ces, insect infestation,

                                                                                                                                                                                visible mould attack and

                                                                                                                                                                                rodent contamination

                                                                                                                                                                                except to the extent

                                                                                                                                                                                provided under special

                                                                                                                                                                                characteristics.

 

Definitions :-

1.          Foreign matter : shall be stones, lumps of earth, straw, chaff, stems, any other edible or non-edible seeds or any other foreign material.

2.          Damaged Seeds : shall be the seeds which are internally damaged or discoloured or broken materially affecting the quality.

3.          Immature, shrivelled and dead seeds : shall be the seeds not properly developed and/or shrunken. Dead seeds shall be those seeds which can easily be crushed, if crushed between two fingers.

4.          Weevilled seeds : shall be the seeds which are wholly or partly bored or eaten by the weevils.

 

5.        Linters :   shall be the seeds with adhered fuzz or short lint.

                                                                         

 

SCHEDULE-II

 

(See rule 5)

 

Grade designation mark

 

 

 

(Published in the Gazette of India Part-II, Section 3(i) under G.S.R. 60, dated 15-1-1983)

 

 

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SAFFLOWER SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.         Short title, application and commencement:-

        (1)These rules may by called the Safflower Seeds          Grading and Marking Rules, 1982.

            (2)       They shall apply to Safflower seeds produced in India.

            (3)       They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.         Definitions :- In these rules unless the context otherwise requires,-

            (1)       "Agricultural Marketing Adviser" means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

            (2)       "Schedule" means a schedule appended to these rules;

            (3)       "Authorised packer" means a person or a body of persons who has been granted a Certificate of Authorisation by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser for getting the commodity graded and Agmarked in accordance with the grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

            (4)       "Certificate" means Certificate of Authorisation.

3.        Grade designation :- The grade designation to indicate the quality of the Safflower Seeds shall be as set out in Column 1 of Schedule 1.

4.        Definition of quality :- The quality indicated by the grade designations shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 7 of Schedule I.

5.        Grade designation Mark :- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of an outline map of India with the word "Agmark" and figure of the rising sun with the word "Produce of India" and "Hkkjrh; mRikn" resembling the mark as set out in Schedule -II.

6.         Method of marking :-   (1)      The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each package in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

            (2)       In addition to the grade designation mark, the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on the label :-

                        (a)   Name and address of the packer;

                        (b)   Date of packing;

                        (c)   Lot number;

                        (d)   Net weight; and

                       (e) The other particulars as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time

                (3)   The authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his provide trade mark on a container in a manner approved by the said officer, provided that the private trade mark does no represent a quality or grade of Safflower Seeds different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7. Method of packing :- (1) Safflower seeds shall be packed in new B-Twill jute bags or any other type of  container and in such capacity and in such manner as may be specified from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

            (2)       Packing material shall be clean and dry, free from fungus contamination and insect infestation and obnoxious smell.

(3)           Each package shall contain Safflower seeds of the same variety and of the same grade designation.

(4)                   Each container shall be securely closed and sealed in the manner prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.


 

 

SCHEDULE I

(see rules 3 & 4)

Grade designations and definitions of quality of Safflower Seeds

_____________________________________________________________________

Grade designation                                            Definition of quality

                                            _____________________________________________________

                                                                                Special characteristics                                                                         General characteristics

                                            ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------       

                                                                         Percent by weight (Maximum)

                                            ____________________________________________________

                                            Foreign            Damaged        Slightly         Immature               Moisture

                                            matter              and wee          damaged       Shrivelled

                                                                     villed               seeds            and dead

                                                                     seeds                                     seeds

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

            1                              2                       3                       4                     5                              6                                    7

            1                              0.5                    1.5                    3.0                  3.0                           6.0                Safflower seeds shall :

 

            II                             1.0                    3.0                    6.0                  6.0                           6.0                (a)  be obtained from the plant, botanically known as Carthamus tinctorious  Linn;

                                                                                                                                                                          (b) be well developed, mature, clean dry and free from dirt, obnoxious smell, deleterious substances, insect infestation and rodent contamination except to the exctent privided under special charac-teristics ;

                                                                                                                                                                          (c)  not show any visible sign of mould attack;

                                                                                                                                                                          (d) be reasonably uniform in shape, size and colour.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Definitions :

 

1.         Foreign matter : shall be the leaves, stems, stones straw, chaff, lums of earth, any other edible or non-edible seeds, or any other impurity.

2.         Damaged and weevilled seeds : shall be the seeds which are internally damaged or discolured, broken and/or wholly or party bored/eaten by the weevils, materially affecting the quality.

3.         Slightly damaged : shall be the seeds which are externally or party damaged or discloured without affecting the quality materialy.

4.             Immature, shrivelled and dead seeds : shall be the seeds which are not properly developed and/ or shrunken. Dead seeds shall) be the seeds which can easily be crushed, if pressed between two finger.

 

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SCHEDULE-II

(See rule 5)

Grade designation mark

 

 

(Published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section  3 (i) under G.S.R.-61, dated 15-1-1983)

 

 


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SUNFLOWER SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.         Short title, application and commencement :-    (1) These rules may be called the Sunflower Seeds Grading and Marketing Rules, 1982.

             (2)     They shall apply to sunflower seeds produced in India.

             (3)     They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.         Definitions :- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,-

             (1)     " Agricultural Marketing Adviser" means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

             (2)     "Schedule" means a Schedule appended to these rules;

             (3)     "Authorised packer" means a person or body of persons who has been grand a Certificate of Authorisation by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, for getting the commodity graded and Agmarked in accordance with the grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

             (4)     "Certificate" means Certificate of Authorisation.

3.         Grade designation :- The grade designation to indicate the quality of the Sunflower seeds shall be as set out in column I of schedule I

4.         Definition of quality :- The quality indicated by the grade designations shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 7 of Schedule I.

5.         Grade designation mark :- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of  as outline map of India with the word" AGMRK" and figure of the rising sun with the words produce of India" and "Hkkjrh; mRikn" resembling the marks as set out in Schedule II.

6.         Method of marking :- (1) The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each package in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

             (2)     In addition to the grade designation the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on the label;

             (a)     date of packing ;

             (b)     lot number ;

             (c)     net weight; and

             (d)     Any other particulars as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time

             (3)     The authorised packer any, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container in a manner approved by the said officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent a quality or grade of Sunflower Seeds different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7.         Method of packing :- (1)Sunflower seeds shall be packed in new B-twill jute bags or any other type of container and in such capacity and in such manner as may be specified from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

             (2)     Packing material shall be clean and dry. Free from fungus contamination and insect infestation and obnoxious smell.

             (3)     Each package shall contain Sunflower seeds of the same variety and of the same grade designation

             (4)     Each package shall be securely closed and sealed in the manner prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.


 


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SCHEDULE I

(See rules 3 & 4)

Grade designations and definitions of quality of Sunflower Seeds

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Grade designation                                            Definition of quality                                                        General characteristics

                                            ______________________________________________

                                                                                Special characteristics

                                            ______________________________________________

                                                                         Per cent by weight (Maximum)

                                            ______________________________________________                             

                                            Foreign            Damaged        Immature,           Weevilled        Moisture

                                            matter              seeds               shrivelled           seeds                content

                                                                                              and dead

                                                                                              seeds

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

            1                              2                       3                       4                          5                        6                                         7

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

            1                              2.0                    2.0                    10.0                     0.5                     5.0                      The Sunflower seeds shall:

 

            II                             4.0                    4.0                    15.0                     1.0                     5.0                       (a) be obtained from the plant botanically known as Helianthus annus Linn;

            III                            6.0                    6.0                    25.0                     1.0                     5.0                       (b) be well developed mature clean dry, free from dirt, obnoxious smell, deleterious substances infestation and rodent contamin- ation except to  the extent provide under special characteristics

                                                                                                                                                                                (c) be reasonable uniform in shape. size and colour ;

                                                                                                                                                                                (d) not show any visible sign of mould attack.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Definitions:

1.         Foreign matter : shall be stones, lumps of earth, straw, chaff, stems, any other edible or non-edible seeds of any other foreign material.

2.         Damaged seeds : shall be the seeds which are internally damaged or discoloured or broken, materially affecting the quality.

3.         Immature, shrivelled and dead seeds: shall be the seeds not properly developed and/or shrunken, Dead needs shall be those seeds which can easily be crushed, if crushed between two fingers.

4.         Weevilled seeds : shall be those seeds which are wholly or party bored or eaten by the weevils.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE-II

(See rule 5)

Grade designation mark

 

 

(Published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section  3 (i) under G.S.R.-86, dated 22-1-1980)

 

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LINSEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.         Short title, application and commencement :-

            (1)      These rules, may be called the Linseed Grading and Marking Rules, 1982.

             (2)     They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.         Definitions:-In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires :-

             (1)     "Agricultural Marketing Adviser" means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

             (2)     "Schedule" means a Schedule appended to these rules;

             (3)     "Authorised packer" means a person or a body of persons  has been granted a Certificate of Authorisation by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, for getting the commodity graded and Agmarked in accordance with grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

             (4)     "Certificate" means Certificate of Authorisation.

3.         Grade designation:- The grade designation to indicated the quality of linseeds shall be as set out in column I of the Schedule I.

4.         Definition of quality: - The quality indicated by the grade designation shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 8 of Schedule I.

5.         Grade designation mark:- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of an outline map of India with the word "AGMARK" and figure of the rising sun with the words "Produce of India" and "Hkkjrh; mRikn" resembling the mark as set out in schedule II.

  

 

6.         Method of packing: -    (1)      Linseeds shall be packed in new B-twill jute bag or any other type of container and in such capacity and manner as may be specified from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

             (2)     Packing material shall be clean and dry, free from fungus contamination, insect infestation and obnoxious smell.

             (3)     Each package shall contain Lin-seeds of the same variety and of the same grade designation.

             (4)     Each container shall be securely closed and sealed in the manner prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

7.         Method of marking:-(1)         The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each package in a manner approved by the Agricultural marketing Adviser.

             (2)     In addition to the grade designation mark the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on the label and/or container.

             (a)     date of packing ;

             (b)     lot number ;

             (c)     net weight ; and

             (d)     Any other particulars, as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time.

             (3)     The authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural marketing Adviser, Mark his private trade mark on a container in manner approved by the said Officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent a quality or grade of Linseeds different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.


 

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SCHEDULE I

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of Linseeds

_______________________________________________________________________________________________

Grade                                                           Definition of quality                                                                                       General Characteristics

designation  ___________________________________________________________________

                                                                     Special characteristics

                                            ___________________________________________________________

percentage by weight (Maximum)

                                            ___________________________________________________________

                                            Foreign            Damaged        Immature            Other       Weevilled      Moisture

                                            matter              and                  shrivelled           Oil            seeds              content

                                                                     Slightly           and dead            seeds

                                                                     damaged         seeds

                                                                     seeds

__________________________________________________________________________________________________

            1                              2                       3                       4                          5               6                      7                       8

_________________________________________________________________________________________________

            1                              2.0                    2.0                    1.0                       1.0            0.5                   8.0              The Linseeds shall

 

            II                             4.0                    4.0                    3.0                       2.0            1.5                   8.0        (1)  be obtained from the plant

            III                            6.0                    8.0                    6.0                       3.0            3.0                   8.0        botanically known as Linum usitatisimum Linn;

                                                                                                                                                                                (2)  be well developed, mature clean, dry and free from dirt, obnoxious smell deleterious substance, insect infestation and rodent contamination except to the extent indicated under special characteristics;

                                                                                                                                                                                (3)  not show any visible signs of mould attack; and

                                                                                                                                                                                (4)  be reasonable uniform in shape, size and colour.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Definitions;

1.         Foreign matter                                              :          shall be leaves, stems, stones, straw, chaff, lumps of each and any other extraneous matter.

2.         Damaged and Slightly damaged               :          Damaged shall be the seeds which are internally damaged or discoloured materially affecting the quality Slightly damaged shall be the seeds which are externally or party damaged without materially affecting the quality.

3.         Immature Shrivelled and dead Seed         :          Shall be seeds which are imperfectly developed and shrunken Dead seeds shall be those which can be easily crushed between two fingers.

4.         Other Oil seeds                                            :          Shall be the oil seeds other than Linseeds.

5.         Weeveilled seeds                                        :          Shall be the seeds which are wholly or party bored or eaten by the weevils.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE-II

(See rule 5)

Grade designation mark

 

 

(Published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section  3 (i) under G.S.R.-910, dated 30-10-1982)

 

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MAHUA SEED GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.         Short title, application and commencement:-

            (i)         These rules may be called the Mahua Seed Grading and Marking Rules, 1982.

            (ii)        They shall apply to the Mahua Seed produced in India.

            (iii)       They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.         Definitions:- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires;-

            (i)         "Agricultural Marketing Adviser” means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

            (ii)        "Schedule" means a schedule appended to these rules;

            (iii)       "Authorised packer" means a person or a body of persons who has been granted a Certificate of Authorisation by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser for getting the commodity graded and agmarked in accordance with the grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

            (iv)       "Certificate" means Certificate of Authorisation.

3.         Grade Designation:- The grade designations to indicate the quality of Mahua Seed shall be as set out in columns I of Schedule I.

4.         Definitions of quality:- The quality indicated by the grade designations shall be as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 7 of Schedule.

5.         Grade designation mark:- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of  outline map of India with the word" AGMARK" and figure of the rising sun with the words "Produce of India and "Hkkjrh; mRikn" resembling the mark as set out in Schedule II.

           

6.         Method of Marking :-

           (1)          The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each package in a manner approved by the Agricultural marketing Adviser.

(2)             In addition to the grade designation, the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on the label :

(a)             Date of Packing :

(b)            Lot Number :

(3)             Each container shall have indelibly marked on it the following details :

(a)             Lot Number

(b)            Name and address of packer

(c)             Net weight; and

            (d)        Any other particulars as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time

            (4)        The authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container in manner approved by the said officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent a quality or grade of Mahua seed different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7.         Method of packing:- (1)Mahua seed shall be packed in sound jute bag or any other type of container and of capacity and in such manner as may be specified from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

            (2)        Packing material shall be clean and dry, free from fungus and insect attack and obnoxious smell.

(3)             Each package shall contain Mahua seed of one grade designation only.

(4)             Each package shall be securely closed an sealed in the manner proscribed by the Agricultural marketing Adviser.


 

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SCHEDULE I

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definitions of quality of Mahua seed produced in India

_________________________________________________________________________________________

Grade                                                                                    Definition of quality

designation  ______________________________________________________________________

                                                                                              Special characteristics

                                            ___________________________________________________________                   General Characteristics

                                            Colour             Foreign               Damaged,           Broken              Moisture,

                                                                     matter,                 slightly                and                    per cent

                                                                     percent                damaged             fragments         by

                                                                     by weight           and                      per cent            weight

                                                                     (Maximum)         weevilled            by                      (Maximum)

                                                                                                  seeds, per           weight

                                                                                                  cent                     (Maximum)

                                                                                                  by weight

                                                                                                  (Maximum)

______________________________________________________________________________________________________

1                                          2                         3                           4                           5                        6                                    7

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

I                       Redish yellow or                2.0                        4.0                        2.0                     6.0                        Mahua seed shall be :

                        yellowish brown or                                                                                                                             (1) the cotyledons

                        light brown                                                                                                                                          obtained after decorticating

                                                                                                                                                                                       the seeds from the fruit

                                                                                                                                                                                       borne on the tree

                                                                                                                                                                                       Madhuca indica J.F.

II                     Dark Brown                        4.0                        10.0                      6.0                     6.0                        Gmolin, syn, Madhuca

                                                                                                                                                                                       latifolia (Roxb)

III                    Dark Brown                        6.0                        15.0                      10.0                   6.0                        Macbride or Madhuca

                                                                                                                                                                                       longifolia (kooing)

                                                                                                                                                                                       Macbride, beloinging

                                                                                                                                                                                       to the family

                                                                                                                                                                                       Sapotaceae.

                                                                                                                                                                                       (2) Wholesome, free

                                                                                                                                                                                       from moulds, weevils,

                                                                                                                                                                                       obnoxious smell,

                                                                                                                                                                                       deleterious substances

                                                                                                                                                                                       and all other impurities                                                                                                                                                                                                        except to the extent

                                                                                                                                                                                       indicated in the

                                                                                                                                                                                       schedule.

                                                                                                                                                                                       (3) have uniform

                                                                                                                                                                                       shape, size and colour.

___________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Definitions :

 

Foreign matter              :     shall include dust stones, lumps of earth or leaves, any other edible or non-edible seeds

Damaged seeds           :     shall be the seeds which are damaged mechanically or by mould or those showing internal

                                             discolouration or seeds materially affecting the quality

Slighty damaged          :     shall be the seeds that are superficially damaged or discoloured, damaged and discolouration

seeds                                   not materially affecting the quality

Weevilled seeds          :     shall be those seeds which are partially or wholly bored or eaten by weevils or other insects.

Brokens                         :     shall include those seeds which are less than three-fourth but more than one-fourth of a

                                             whole seed.

Fragments                     :     shall include those seeds which are less than one-fourth of a whole seed.

 

 

SCHEDULE-II

(See rule 5)

Grade designation mark

 

 

(Published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section  3 (ii) under S.O. 2648 Dated 24-7-1982)


 

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Sal seed grading and marking rules


1.         Short title application and commencement:-

            (1)      These rules may be called the Sal seed Grading and Marking Rules 1982;

            (2)      They shall apply to Sal seed (Seed and Kernel) produced in India;

            (3)      They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.         Definitions :--  In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires :-

            (1)      "Agricultural Marketing Adviser" means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India.

            (2)      "Schedule" means a Schedule appended to these rules;

            (3)      "Authorised packer" means a person or a body of persons who has been granted a certificate of authorisation by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser for getting the commodity graded and marked in accordance with the grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

            (4)      "Certificate" means certificate of Authorisation.

3.         Grade designations: - The grade designation to indicate the quality of the Sal Seed and Kernel shall be as set out in column 1 of Schedules I and II.

4.         Definition of quality:- The quality indicated by the grade designation shall be as set out against each grade designation in Columns 2 to 7 of Schedule I and Columns 2 to 6 of Schedule II.

5.         Grade designation mark: - The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of outline map of india, with the word AGMARK and figure of the rising sun with the words "produce of India" and "Hkkjrh; mRikn" and resembling the mark as setout in Schedule III.

6.         Method of marking: -(1)         The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each package in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

            (2)      In addition to the grade designation the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on the label-

            (a)      Name of the packer;

            (b)     net weight;

            (c)      date and place of packing; and

            (d)     any of the particulars as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time.

            (3)      The authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on a container in a manner approved by the said officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent a quality or grade of Sal Seed different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

7.         Method of  packing: - (1) Sal seed and kernels shall be packed in Jute bags or in such other type of packages and of capacities and in such a manner as may be approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

            (2)      Packing material shall be clean, dry, free from fungus and insect attack and obnoxious smell.

            (3)      Each package shall contain Sal Seed or Kernes of the same grade designation only.

            (4)      Each package shall be securely closed and sealed in the manner prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.


 

 

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scheduLe-1

(See rue 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definitions of the quality of Sal Seed (Shorea Robusta)

___________________________________________________________________________________________

Grade                                                                                                             Definition of quality                                     General characteristics

                                ___________________________________________________________________________

                                                              Special characteristics

                                __________________________________________________________________

                                Foreign matter    Immature             Damaged            Split and             Moisture

                                per cent by         and shri-             and weevil-         broken seed       percent

                                weight                 velled seed,        led seed,             per cent               weight

                                (Maximum)          per cent by         per cent by         by weight           (Maximum)

                                                              weight                 weight                 (Maximum)

                                                              (Maximum)         (Maximum)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________

     1                         2                           3                           4                           5                           6                                         7

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     1.                        1.0                        1.0                        0.5                        10.0                      10.0                     Sal seed shall :

 

     II                         3.0                        2.0                        1.0                        15.0                      10.0                     (i)   be the dried ripe seed of Shorea robsta Gaertn, family Dipterocarpaceae.

     III                       4.0                        4.0                        2.0                        25.0                      10.0                     (2)  be wholesome, free from moulds weevils, obnoxious smell, deleterious substance and all other impurities except to the extent indicated in the schedule.

                                                                                                                                                                                (3)  have uniform size, shape and colour

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Definitions :

 

Foreign matter           : shall include dust, stones, lumps of earth, leaves any other edible or non-edible seed.

Immature and Shrivelled seed :          shall be the seeds which are not properly developed and/or shrunken.

Damaged and Weevilled :                   shall be the seeds which are damaged mechanically or by mould those showing internal discolouration of seeds materially affecting the quality. Weevilled seeds shall be those seeds which are partially or wholly bored or eaten by weevils or other insects.

Split and broken seeds :                      splits shall be the seeds which are broken in two parts length-wise. Broken seeds shall be those which are smaller than splits.

 

 

 

SCHEDULE-II

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade and designation and definition of the quality of Sal Seed Kernels

__________________________________________________________________________________________

Definition of quality

                                                              _____________________________________________

Grade designation                                                          Special characteristics                                                     General characteristics

                                                              _____________________________________________

                                                              Foreign               Immature/           Damaged            Moisture

                                                              matter                  shrivelled            weevilled            per cent

                                                              per cent by         kernels                kernels                by weight

                                                              weight                 per cent by         per cent by         (Maximum)

                                                              (Maximum)         weight                 weight

                                                                                           (maximum)          (maximum)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

      1                                                      2                           3                           4                           5                                6

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     I                                                       0.5                        2.0                        1.0                        7.0                       Sal kernels shall :

     II                                                      1.0                        4.0                        2.0                        7.0                       (a)  be the kernels obtained from the dried, ripe seeds of shorea robusta Gaertn, family Dipterocarpeceae.

                                                                                                                                                                                (2)  be reasonably dried, wholesome, free from visible moulds, weevils obnoxious smell, deleterious substances and all other impurities except to the extent indicated in the schedule.

                                                                                                                                                                                (3)  have uniform shape, size and colour.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Definitions :

Foreign matter                                  :        shall include dust, stones, lumps of earth, leaves, outer shell of seed, any other edible or non-edible seed/kernels.

Immature and shrivelled                  :        shall be the kernels which are not properly developed and/ or shrunken.

Damaged weevilled kernels            :        are those which are damaged mechanically or by mould/insects or those showing internal

                                                                     discolouration materially affecting the quality. Weevilled kernels shall be those kernels which

                                                                   are partially or wholly bored or eaten by weevils or other insects.

 


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SCHEDULE-III

(See rule 5)

Grade designation mark

 

 

 

(Published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section  3 (ii) under S.O. 2649, dated 24-7-1982)

 

 

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CASTOR SEEDS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.         Short title, application and commencement:-

             (1)        These rules may be called the Castor Seeds Grading and Marking Rules, 1982.

             (2)        They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

             (2)        They shall come into force on the date of their publication in Official Gazett.

2.         Definitions:- In these rules unless the context otherwise requires;

             (1)        "Agricultural marketing Adviser" means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

             (2)        "Schedule" means a Schedule appended to these rules;

             (3)        "Authorised packer" means a person or a body of persons who has been granted a Certificate of Authorisation by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, for getting the commodity graded and agmarked in accordance with grade standards and procedure prescribed under the rules;

             (4)        "Certificate means Certificate of Authorisation.

3.         Grade designations:- The grade designations to indicate the quality of the castor Seeds shall be as set out in column I of the Schedule-I

4.         Definition of quality:-  The quality indicated by the grade designation shall be  as set out against each grade designation in columns 2 to 9 of schedule-I.

5.         Grade designation mark: - The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying the grade designation and bearing a design consisting of an outline map of India with the word "AGMARK" and figure of the rising sun with the words "Produce of India" and "Hkkjrh; mRikn" resembling the mark as set out in Schedule-II.

6.         Method of packing:-(1)           Castor Seeds shall be packed in a sound B-twill jute bag or any other type of container and in such capacity and manner as may be specified from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

             (2)        Packing material shall be clean and dry free from fungus contamination, insect infestation and obnoxious smell.

             (3)        Each package shall contain Castor Seeds of the same variety and of the same grade designation.

             (4)        Each container shall be securely closed and sealed in the manner preseribed by the Agricultural marketing Adviser.

7.         Method of marking:- (1)        The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed to each package in manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

             (2)        In addition to the grade designation mark the following particulars shall also be clearly marked on  the label and/or container :

             (a)        date of packing;

             (b)        lot number ;

             (c)        net weight ; and

             (d)        any other particulars, as may be specified by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time.

             (3)        The authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior approval of the Agricultural marketing Adviser, mark his provide trade mark on a container in a manner approved by the said officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent a quality or grade of Castor seeds different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.


 

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SCHEDULE- I

  (See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definition of quality of Castor Seeds

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Grade                                                                                    Definition of quality

designation  ______________________________________________________________

                                                                                              Special characteristics                                                            General characteristics

                                            _________________________________________________

Percent by weight (Maximum)

                                            _______________________________________________________

                                            Foreign        Damaged           Imma-       Broken       Other        Weevilled       Moisture

                                            matter           discol-                ture           seeds          oil seeds  seeds

                                                                  oured                 shrivelled

                                                                  seeds                 and dead

                                                                                             seeds

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     1                                     2                    3                          4                5                  6                7                       8                                          9

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

     I                                      2.0                 5.0                       2.0             0.5               0.5             1.0                    7.0                  Castor seeds shall ;

 

    II                                     4.0                 10.0                     4.0             2.0               1.0             2.0                    7.0           (1)      be obtained from the plant botanically known as Ricinus communis Linn.

    III                                    6.0                 15.0                     6.0             5.0               2.0             4.0                    7.0           (2)      be well developed, mature, clean dry and free from dirts, obnoxious smell,, deleterious substance, insect infestation and rodent contamination except to the extent indicated under special characteristics;

                                                                                                                                                                                              (3)      not show any visible signs of mould attack ; and

                                                                                                                                                                                              (4)      be reasonably uniform in shape, size and colour.

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Definitions ;

1.        Foreign matter                   :       shall be leaves, stems, stones, straw, chaff, lumps of earth and any other extraneous matter

2.        Damaged and                    :       damaged shall be the seeds which are internally damaged or discoloured materially affecting discoloured                                                    the quality.

               3.       Immature shriveled     :               shall be the seed which are imperfectly developed and shrunken. Dead seeds shall be those seeds and dead seeds                              which can be easily crushed between two fingers.

4.        Broken seeds                    :         shall be the seeds which are broken in two halves lengthwise.

5.        Other oilseeds                   :         shall be the oilseeds other than castor seeds.

6.        Weevilled seeds               :         shall be the seeds which are wholly or party bored or eaten by the weevills.

 

 

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SCHEDULE-II

(See rule 3)

Grade designation mark

 

 

 

(Published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section  3 (i) under G.S.R. 909 dated 30-10-1982)

 

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THE SOYABEANS GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


            1. Short title, application and commencement:-

 (1)  These rules any be called the soyabeans Grading    and marking Rules, 1993

             (2)        They shall apply to soyabeans (Glycine Max (L) Merrill ) Produced in India.

             (3)        They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

2.         Definitions:- In these rules unless the context other wise requires ;-

             (a)        "Agricultural Marketing Adviser" means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India.

             (b)        " Authorised Packer" means a person or a body of persons who has been granted a certificate of authorisation to grade and mark soyabeans in accordance with the grade standards and procedure specified in these rules.

             (c)   "Certificate of Authorisation" means a certificate issued under the provisions of the General Grading and Marking Rules, 1988 authorizing a person or a body of persons to grade and mark soyabeans with the grade designation marks.

             (d) "Schedule" means a schedule appended to these rules

3.         Grade designations:- The grade designation to indicate the quality of soyabeans are as set out in column 1 of schedule-1.

4.         Definition of quality:- The quality indicated by the grade designations as set out against each grade designation in column (2) to (10) of schedule-1

5.         Grade designation mark: - The grade designation mark shall consist of a label specifying name of the commodity grade designation and bearing a design consisting of an outline map of India with the word     "AGMARK" and figure of the rising sun with the words "Produce of India" and “Hkkjrh; mRikn” resembling the one as set out in Schedule-II

6.         Method of packing:- (1) Only sound clean and dry bags made of jute cloth of food grade plastic shall be used for packing;

             (2)   The bags shall be free from insect infestation fungus contamination, toxic contaminants and any undesirable smell.

             (3)   Each bag shall be security closed and sealed stitched.

             (4)   Each bag shall contained soyabeans on one trade description and one grade designation only.

 

7.         Method of marking:-(1)The grate designation mark shall be securely affixed to each bag in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser.

             (2)        In a addition to grade designation following particular shall also clearly marked on the label or container.

                    (a)       Variety of Trade Description,

                    (b)       Crop year,

                    (c)       Place of packing,

                    (d)       Date of packing,

                    (e)       Lot number,

                    (f)        Net weight,

                    (g)       Name & address of the packer.

             (3)        The authorised packer may after obtaining prior approval of the Agricultural Marketing Advisor or any other officer authorised by him in this behalf mark his private trade marks on the container provided that the private trade mark do not represent a quality or grade of soyabeans different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.


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SCHEDULE-1 

 

(See rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definition of quality of soyabeans

 

Special requirement

 

Grade                Oil content       Acid Value     Moisture               Damaged             Immature               Splits               Inorganic       Organic

 Designation    on dry               of oil                content                 discoloured         shrivelled              brokens           foreign           foreign

                          basis percent                            percent by            insect                   beans percent      cracked            matter             matter

                          by weight                                  by weight             infested                by weight             beans               percent           percent

                                                                                                             beans percent                                    percent            by weight      by weight

                                                                                                             by weight                                           by weight

                          Minimum          Maximum        Maximum              Maximum             Maximum              Maximum        Maximum       Maximum

1                           2                        3                       4                             5                             6                             7                      8                       9

Grade-I               20                       3                       10                           1                             2                             5                    0.5                   0.5

Grade-II              18                       4                       12                           2                             3                            10                   0.5                   0.5

Grade-III             15                       6                       12                           3                             5                            20                   0.5                   1.5

 

General Characteristics

10

Soyabeans shall-

 

(a)        be the mature , dried ,clean and wholesome seeds of the plant Glycine Max in(l) merrill.

(b)        be of uniform size, shape and colour characteristic of the variety;

(c)        be free from mould, musty odour or added colouring matter;

(d)        be completely  free from admixture of any poisonous, toxic, harmful or non edible seeds like neem argemone , khesari ,castor, mahua etc.

(e)        be free from pesticides/insecticide . except to the extent permissible under the PFA rules  and shall not contain  uric acid exceeding 100 mg/kg and mycotoxin including aflatoxin exceeding  30 micrograms per kilogram.

 

Explanations:

 

1.          Damaged and discoloured            :      include beans or pieces of beans which are sprouted ,mouldy ,diseased or materially damaged due to heat moisture or microbial action.

2.          Insect infested                            :      include beans or pieces of beans that are partially or wholly bored or eaten by insert.

3.          Immature and shlivelled              :      include beans which are not fully mature or properly developed and shrunk out of shape.

4.          Splits, Brokens and cracked        :      include mechanically damaged beans or pieces of beans with broken seed coat.

             beans.

5.          Inorganic foreign matter              :      includes sand, dust, dirt, stones, lumps of earth.

6.          Organic foreign matter                 :      includes chaff, stem, straw, husk and other edible seeds.


 

SCHEDULE-II

(See rule 5)

Grade designation mark

(DESIGN  OF  AGMARK  LABEL)

 

 

 

Note : 1) Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i) dated 2-4-94 vide G.S.R. 162 dated 28-2-94.

 

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VEGETABLE OIL CAKES (EXPRESSED OR SOLVENT EXTRACTED)

GRADING AND MARKING RULES

 


1.              Short title and applicationThese rules may be called Vegetable Oil Cakes (Expressed or Solvent Extracted) Grading and Marking Rules, 1979.

 

2.              Definition. – In these rules,-

(a)           “Agricultural Marketing Adviser” means the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to the Government of India;

(b)           “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules.

 

3.              Grade designations.-The grade designations to indicate the quality of oil cakes (expressed or solvent extracted) shall be as set out in column (1) of Schedule II-A to IXB.

 

4.              Definition of quality-. The quality indicated by the grade designation shall be as set out against each grade designation in Schedule II-A to IX-B.

 

 

5.              Grade designation marks.- The grade designation mark shall consist of a label bearing the design set out in Schedule I and specifying the grade designation, the name of cake and whether it is expressed or solvent extracted.

 

6.     Method of marking – (1) The grade designation mark shall be securely affixed or stenciled on each container in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser and shall as indicate the number of the Certificate of Authorisation issued to the packer by the Agricultural  Marketing Adviser.

(2)   In addition, on every container the following particulars shall clearly and indelibly be marked :-

(a)     Lot number,

(b)     Name of packer,

(c)     Date of packing,

(d)     Place of packing.

(3)  The authorised packer may, after obtaining the prior    approval of the Agricultural Marketing Adviser, mark his private trade mark on the container in a manner approved by the said officer, provided that the private trade mark does not represent quality or grade of the oil cake different from that indicated by the grade designation mark affixed to the container in accordance with these rules.

 

7.     Method of packing(i) The oil cake shall be packed only in container made of jute or other material approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from time to time.

(ii)           Each container shall be securely closed and sealed and shall contain oil cake of one trade description and of one grade designation only.

 

8.     Special conditions of  Certificate of Authorisation- In addition to the conditions specified in Rule 4 of the General Grading and Marking Rules, 1937, the following conditions shall also be the conditions of every Certificate of Authorisation issued for the purpose of these rules, namely:-

 

(i)       Each authorised packer shall take all precautions to avoid admixture of oil cakes with castor seeds and castor cake

(ii)     If an authorised packer handles more than one type of oil cake in the same premises adequate precaution shall be taken by him to avoid mixing of different oil cakes. The premises should be clean and hygienic and should be subjected to prophylactic treatment at an interval no more than three weeks. The stock should be fumigated as and when any insect infestation is noticed.

(iii)    The authorised packer shall make such arrangements for testing oil cakes as may be specified form time to by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser and shall also maintain proper records of analysis of the samples.

(iv)   All instructions regarding methods of sampling and analysis, packing and marking and maintenance of record, which may be issued from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser shall be observed

(v)     A sample of oil cake drawn in the manner prescribed by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser from each lot, shall be forwarded to such control laboratory as may be notified from time to time.

 


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SCHEDUEL –I

(See Rule 5)

Grade designation mark

 


 


 

 

SCHEDULE -IIA

 

(See rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of ground nut oil cake- expressed

 

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude                 Crude fat  Crude                 Total           Acid          Castor       General    characteristics

signation    per cent      protein                or ether    fibre,                ash, per     insoluble       husk

        by weight (Nitrogen extract                per cent    cent by        ash percent

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)                per cent    by weigh          weight     by weight

                     per cent    by weight             (Maximum)                     (Maximum) (Maximum)

                   by weight (Minimum)

                  (Minimum)

       

1                         2                  3                  4  5               6                                7           8                      9

 

Good                8.0              50.0              8.0                 9.0                         7.0           1.5                   Nil                1.      Oil cake of good and

Fair                   8.0              50.0              5.0                 9.0                         7.0           2.0                   Nil                         fair grade shall be the

Ghanicake      10.0             45.0             10.0                9.0                         7.0           2.5                   Nil                         products of decorticated groundnut alone obtained after the extraction of oil by power driven machinery.

                                                                                                                                                                                   2.      Ghani oil cake shall be the product of decorticated ground nut alone obtained after the extraction of oil by animal driven ghani or chakki.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   3.      The material shall be of

                                                                                                                                                                                            firm texture.

                                                                                                                                                                                   4.      It shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk

                                                                                                                                                                                   5.      It shall be free from rancidity adulterant, insect or fungus infestation and from fermented musty or other objectionable odour.

                                                                                                                                                                                   6.      It shall be free from dirt and extraneous matter.

 

Note : The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis Adopted from the Indian Standards Specification for decorticated groundnut oil cake as Livestock feed (IS : 1713-1960).

 

 

 

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SCHEDULE II-B

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of groundnut oil cake – solvent extracted

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude                 Crude fat  Crude                 Acid          Castor       General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein                or ether    fiber,               insoluble       husk

        by weight (Nitrogen extract                per cent    ash, percent

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)                per cent    by weigh       by weight

                   by weight  by weight             (Maximum)                     (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Maximum)                             

1                         2                  3                    4                      5                        6                 7                                       8      

 

Good               10.0             51.0              1.0              10.0                  2.5                   Nil                1.      The solvent extracted groundnut

Fair                  10.0             47.0              1.5              12.0                  2.5                   Nil                         oil cake (meal) shall be obtained by extraction of oil by means of a solvent from the expeller or ghani pressed groundnut oil cake. The meal may also be obtained directly from groundnut seeds after a preliminary treatment. The expeller or ghani pressed groundnut oil cake used for extraction shall have  been obtained by pressing clean and sound groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L). The meal shall have been subjected to heat and steam treatment under controlled and regulated conditions so as to prevent denaturation of the protein and removal of traces of solvent. The material shall be in the form of either flakes or powder an shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk or both or mahuacake. It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from musty odour.

 

Note :

 

1      The values specified in columns 3 to 6 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted from the Indian Standards Specification for solvent extracted oil cake (meal) as Livestock feed (IS: 3441-1966).

 

1.        Solvent for extraction : Only Food grade solvent shall be used for the purpose of extraction. The requirements of the solvent shall be as follows :

     Boiling range 630C.to 710C. Aromatic content maximum 1 per cent. Non-volatile content, Maximum 0.001 g/100 ml.

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE III-A

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of decorticated cotton seed oil cake expressed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Grade de-       Moisture            Crude       Crude               Crude     Total       Acid in-      Caster         General characteristics

Signation       per cent              protein     fat or                 fibre        ash per   soluble       husk

        by weight                          (Nitrogen ether                 per cent  cent by   ash per

        (Maximum)                        x 6.25)       extract              by wt.     weight    weight

                        per cent              per cent    (max.)                (max.)      (max.)

                        by weight          by weight

                        (Minimum)         (Minimum)

 

1                      2                          3                4                        5              6              7                  8                                      9

Good              8.0                       40.0           8.0                     10.0         7.0           1.5               Nil               1.     Shall be the product of clean

Fair 8.0           41.0                     5.0             12.0                                   8.0           2.0               Nil                       cotton seed only, composed

No.2                8.0                       37.0           5.0                     14.0         9.0           2.5               Nil                       principally of the kernel with such un-avoidable portions of the hull and fibre as may be left in the course of manufacture of oil.

                                                                                                                                                                        2.     The material shall be firm but not flinty in texture.

                                                                                                                                                                        3.     It shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk.

                                                                                                                                                                        4.     It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from fermented, musty or other objectionable odour.

                                                                                                                                                                        5.     It shall be free from dirt and extraneous matter

 

Note :

 

The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted from the Indian Standards specification for cotton

seed oil cake as Livestock feed (IS: 1712-1960).

 

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        SCHEDULE III-B

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of undecorticated cotton seed oil cake expressed

 

Grade de-           Moisture          Crude     Crude fat                    Crude                  Total           Acid          Castor     General Characteristics

signation            per cent          protein    or ether                        fibre,                 ash per     insoluble       husk

        by weight   Nitrogen          extract    per cent                     cent by               ash per

        (Maximum)    x 6.25            per cent   by weigh                    weight           cent by weight

                             per cent        by weight (Maximum)       (Maximum)    (Maximum)

                    by weight       (Minimum)

                          (Minimum)             

    1                     2                          3                     4                         5                              6                      7                  8                       9

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

 

Good               10.0                    24.0                  7.0                      24.0                         9.0                   2.5               Nil     1. Shall be the product

Fair                  10.0                   24.0                  7.0                      28.0                          9.0                   2.5               Nil         resulting from the whole clean and whenever necessary delinted (especially in the case of fuzzy seeds) cotton seed only after the expression  of oil

                                                                                                                                                                                            2. The material shall be firm but not flinty in texture.

                                                                                                                                                                                            3. It shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cakes or husk.

                                                                                                                                                                                            4. It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from fermented, musty or other objectionable odour.

                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Shall be free from dirt and extraneous matter.

 

Note :

 

The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted from Indian Standards

Specification for Cotton seed oil cake as livestock feed (IS:1712-1960).

 

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SHEDULE III-C

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of decorticated cotton seed oil cake (meal) – solvent extracted

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude            Acid in                                         General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fibre per          soluble

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       ash per

        (maximum) x 6.25)     extract        weight       cent by

                     per cent      per cent   (maximum)     weight

                   by weight  by weight             (maximum)

                   (minimum) (maximum)

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                                                               7             

Good     .          8.0              42.0              1.5              12.0                  2.0                     The solvent extracted cotton seed oil cake (meal) shall be obtained by extraction of oil by means of a solvent from

Fair       .           8.0              40.0              2.0              24.0                  2.5                     decorticated cotton  seed oil cake. The meal may also be obtained directly from decorticated cotton seed after a certain preliminary treatment. Cotton seed oil cake used  for extraction shall have been obtained by pressing clean and should decorticated cotton seed. The meal shall have been subjected to heat and steam treatment under controlled and regulated conditions so as to remove traces of solvent. The material shall be in the form of either flakes or powder and shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk or both or mahua cake. It shall be free from musty odour.

 

 

Note :-

1.     The values specified in columns 3 to 6 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted from Emergency Indian Standard Specifications for solvent extracted cotton seed oil cake (Meal) as Livestock feed (IS :3592E-1966).

2. Solvent for extraction : only hexane-food grade solvent be used for the purpose of extraction. The requirements of the solvent shall be as follows : -

Boiling range 630C to 710C.

Aromatic content Max 1 per cent.

Non-volatile content- Max- 0.001gm/100ml.

 


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SCHEDULE IV-A

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designation and definitions of quality of Linseed oil cake (Meal) expressed

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude              Total         Acid in         Castor                                General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fibre per          ash per       soluble         husk

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       cent by           ash per

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight            weight       cent by

                     per cent      per cent   (Maximum) (Maximum)        weight

                   by weight  by weight                     (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Minimum)

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                  7               8                          9             

 

Good     .         10.0             29.0              8.0              10.0                 8.0             1.5               Nil       1.     Oil cake of  good and fair grades shall

Fair       .          10.0             29.0              5.0              10.0                  8.0             1.5               Nil               be the product obtained after the extra-

Ghani cake     10.0             26.0             15.0              6.0                   9.0             2.5               Nil               ction of oil from Linseed by power driven machinery.

                                                                                                                                                                2.     Ghani oil cake shall be the product obtained after the extraction of oil from the linseed by animal driven ghani.

                                                                                                                                                                3.     The material shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake on  husk.

                                                                                                                                                                4.     It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insect or fungus infestations, and from fermented, musty or other objectionable odour,

                                                                                                                                                                5.     It shall be free form dirt and extraneous matter.

 

The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted from the Indian standard specification for Linseed oil cake as live-stock feed (IS : 1935-1961).

 

 


 

SCHEDULE IV-B

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of Linseed oil cake solvent extracted

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude            Acid in                                         General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fibre per             soluble                 

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by     ash percent

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight          by  weight            

                     per cent      per cent (Maximum)      (Maximum)           

                   by weight  by weight                                                                       

                  (Minimum) (Maximum)                     

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                                                               7

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Good              10.0              33.0              1.0               9.0                   2.5               The solvent extracted linseed oil cake (Meal) shall be obtained

Fair                 10.0              29.0              1.5              11.0                  2.5           by extraction of oil, by means of solvent from the expeller or  ghani pressed linseed oil cake. The meal may also be obtained directly from linseeds after a certain preliminary treatment. The extraction shall have been obtained by pressing clean and sound linseed (Linum-usitissimum L.). The meal shall have been subjected to heat and steam treatment under controlled and regulated conditions so as to prevent denaturation of the protein and to remove trace of solvent. The material shall be in  the form of either flakes or powder and shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cakes or  husks or both or mahua cake, It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from musty odour.

 

              

       

 

                                                                                                               

 

Note. –1.    The values specified in columns 3 to 6 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted from the Indian Standards Specification for solvent extracted linseed oil cake (meal) as livestock feed (IS : 3440-1966).

        2.         Solvent for extraction :  Only hexane food grade solvent shall be used for the purpose of extraction. The requirements of the solvent shall be as follows :-

                    Boiling range 630C to 710C.

                    Aromatic content max. 1 per cent.

                    Non-volatile content, max 0.001 gm/100ml.

 

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                           SECHEDULE – V-A

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of Mustard oil cake – expressed

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude              Total           Acid            Castor                                General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fibre per          ash per     insoluble        husk

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       cent by           ash per

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight            weight       cent by

                     per cent      per cent   (Maximum) (Maximum)        weight

                   by weight  by weight                     (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Minimum)

1      2                 3                  4                  5 6               7                      8                                               9

 

Good     .         10.0             35.0              8.0               9.0                   8.0                 1.5               Nil           1.     Oil cake of good and fair grades

Fail      .           10.0             37.0              5.0              10.0                  9.0                 2.0               Nil                   shall be the product obtained after

Ghani cake     12.0             33.0             12.0              7.0                   8.0                 2.5               Nil                   the extraction of oil from mustard seed* by power-driven machinery.

                                                                                                                                                                        2.     Ghani oil cake shall be the product obtained after the extraction of oil from mustard seed* by animal driven ghani or kolhu.

                                                                                                                                                                        3.     The material shall be free from harmful constituents including argemone and castor cake or husk.

                                                                                                                                                                        4.     It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from fermented musty or other objectionable odour.

                                                                                                                                                                        5.     It shall be free from dirt and extraneous matter.

 

Note :- *The term mustard seed includes Rai (Brassica Juncea coss), Sarson (Brassica campestris Va. Sarson), toria Brassica compestris Var. Toria) and taramira (Eruca Sativa), The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted from the Indian Standards Specifications for mustard and range rape oilcake as livestock feed (IS : 1932:1961).

 

 


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SCHEDULE V-B

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of mustard oil-cake- solvent extracted

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude            Acid in                                         General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fibre per          soluble

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       ash per

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight           cent by

                     per cent      per cent   (Maximum)    weight

                   by weight  by weight             (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Maximum)

 

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                                                               7             

 

Good     .         10.0             45.0              1.0              11.0                  1.8                 The solvent extracted mustard oil cakes (Meal) shall be

Fair       .          10.0             43.0              1.5              12.0                  2.3                 obtained by extraction  of oil by means of a solvent from the hydraulic expeller or rotory pressed oilcake. The meal may also be obtained directly from sound mustard seed (rai Brassica Juncea, toria-Brassica campestris and taramira Eruca sative) after a preliminary treatment. The meal shall have subjected to heat and steam treatment under controlled and regulated conditions so as to prevent denaturation of  the protein and to remove traces of solvet. The material shall be  in the form of either flakes or powder and shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk or both or mahua cake or argemone cake. It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from musty odour.

 

 

 

 

Note:

 

(1)*The values specified in columns 3 to 6 are calculated on moisture free basis. Not adopted from Indian Standards Institution specifications.

(2)Solvent for extraction : Only hexane food grade solvent shall be used for the purpose of extraction. The requirements of the solvent shall be as follows:-

Boiling range 630 C to 710 C.

Aromatic content max.- 1 per cent.

Non-volatile content “maximum” 0.001 gm/100ml

 

 

 

 

 

SCHEDULE VI-A

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of Sesamum (til) oil cake-expressed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude              Total             Acid in            Castor                      General characteristics

signation     percent       protein         fat or        fiber per          ash per           soluble             husk

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       cent by           ash per                                                                        

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight            weight           cent by                                                                                

                     percent       percent    (Maximum) (Maximum)    (Maximum)

                   by weight  by weight

                  (Minimum) (Minimum)         

                           

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                      7                      8                                               9             

Good               10.0             37.0              8.0               7.0                  13.0                  1.5                   Nil                1.      Oil cakes of good and fair

Fair 10.0          37.0              5.0               7.0              13.0                  2.0                   Nil                                                 grades, shall be the products

Ghani cake     10.0             36.0             14.0              7.0                  13.0                  2.0                   Nil                         obtained after the extraction of oil from sesamum (til) by power driven machinery.

                                                                                                                                                                                   2.      Ghani cake shall be the product obtained after the extraction of oil from sesamum (til) seeds by animal driven ghani.

                                                                                                                                                                                   3.      The material shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk.

                                                                                                                                                                                   4.      It shall be free from rancidity adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from fermented musty or other objectionable odour.

                                                                                                                                                                                   5.      It shall be free from dirt of extraneous matter.

 

NOTE :- The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted form the Indian Standards Specifications for sesamum (til) oil cake as Livestock feed (IS : 103 1934-1961).

 

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SCHEDULE VI-B

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of Sesamum (til) oil cake - solvent extracted

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude            Acid in                                         General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fiber per          soluble

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       ash per

        (Maximum)               E 6.25)        extract        weight           cent by

                     per cent      per cent  (Maximum)    weight

                   by weight  by weight             (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Maximum)

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                                                               7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Good     .         10.0             44.0              1.0               8.5                   1.8                                             The solvent extracted sesamum (til)

Fair       .          10.0             44.0              1.5               8.5                   1.8                                             oil cake shall be obtained by extraction of oil by means of a solvent from the expeller or ghani pressed sesamum (til) oil cake. The oil cake may also be obtained directly from sesamum (til) after a certain preliminary treatment. The expeller or ghani pressed sesamum (til) seeds, oil cake used for extraction shall have been obtained by pressing clean and sound sesamum (til) seed. The oil cake shall have been subjected to heat and steam treatment under controlled and regulated conditions so as to prevent denaturation of protein and to remove traces of solvent . The material shall be in the form of either flakes or powder. It shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk or both or mahua cake. It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from musty odour.

 

Note :

1.        The values specified in columns 3 to 6 are calculated on moisture free basis. Not adopted from Emergency Indian Standards specification as the same are not yet finalized.

2.        Solvent for extraction : Only hexane food grade solvent shall be used for the purpose of extraction. The requirements of the solvent shall be as follows :-

Boiling range 630C to 710C

Aromatic content maximum 1  per cent.

Non-volatile content maximum  0.001 gms/100 ml.

 


 

 

SCHEDULE VII-A

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of  coconut oil cake-expressed

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude              Total             Acid in            Castor                      General characteristics

signation     percent       protein         fat or        fiber per          ash per           soluble             husk

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       cent by           ash per                                                                        

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight            weight           cent by                                                                                

                     percent       percent    (Maximum) (Maximum)    (Maximum)

                   by weight  by weight

                  (Minimum) (Minimum)         

                           

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                      7                      8                                               9             

Good               10.0             21.0              8.0              12.0                  8.0                   1.5                   Nil                1.      Coconut Oil cake of  grade good shall be the products obtained after the extraction

Ghani              12.0             18.0             13.0             12.0                  8.5                   2.5                   Nil                         of oil from copra (dried coconut kernels) by power driven machinery.

                                                                                                                                                                                   2.      Ghani grade oil cake shall be the product obtained after the extraction of oil from copra(dried coconut kernels) by animal driven ghani or chakki.

                                                                                                                                                                                   3.      The material shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk.

                                                                                                                                                                                   4.      It shall be free from rancidity adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from fermented musty and other objectionable odour.

                                                                                                                                                                                   5.      It shall be free from dirt and extraneous matter.

 

NOTE :- The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted form the Indian Standards Specifications for coconut oil cakes as Livestock feed (IS : 2154-1962).

 

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SCHEDULE VII-B

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of coconut oil cake (meal)- solvent extracted

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude            Acid in                                         General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fibre per          soluble

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       ash per

        (Maximum)               E 6.25)        extract        weight           cent by

                     per cent      per cent  (Maximum)    weight

                   by weight  by weight             (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Maximum)

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                                                               7

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Good     .         10.0             23.0              1.0              14.0                  1.5                                             The solvent extracted coconut oil cake

Fair       .          10.0             21.0              1.5              15.0                  2.0                                             (meal shall be obtained by extraction of oil by means of a solvent from the expeller ghani pressed coconut oil cake. The expeller or ghani pressed coconut oil cake used for extraction shall have been obtained by pressing clean and sound coconut. The meal shall have been subjected to heat and steam treatment un controlled and regulated conditions so as to remove traces of solvent. The material shall be in the form of either flakes or powder. It shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk or both and mahua cake. It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from musty odour.

 

Note :

1. The values specified in columns 3 to 6 are calculated on moisture free basis. Adopted from Emergency Indian Standards specification for  a solvent extracted coconut oil cake (meal) as livestock feed (IS : 3591-E-1966)

2.    Solvent for extraction : Only hexane food grade solvent shall be used for the purpose of extraction. The requirement of the solvent shall be as follows :-

Boiling range 630C to 710C

Aromatic content max : 1 per cent.

Non-volatile content max. 0.001 gms/100 ml.

 

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SCHEDULE VIII-A

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definitions of quality of safflower (til) oil cake-expressed

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude        Crude              Total              Acid in            Castor                      General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fibre per              ash              soluble             husk

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       percent           ash per

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight                by               cent by

                     per cent      per cent   (Maximum)    weight            weight

                   by weight  by weight             (Maximum)             (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Minimum)                             

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                      7                      8                                               9             

Good                8.0              41.0              8.0              13.0                  8.0                   1.0                   Nil                1.      Oil cake of good and fair

Fair 8.0            39.0             10.0             15.0              8.0                   2.0                   Nil                                                 grades shall be the product

Ghani cake     10.0             38.0             13.0             12.0                  8.0                   1.0                   Nil                         of safflower seeds (Carthamus tinctorious L) obtained after the extraction of oil from sound and clean seeds by power driven machinery.

                                                                                                                                                                                   2.      Ghani oil cake shall be product obtained after the expression of oil from clean and sound safflower seeds (Carthamus tinctorious L.) by animal driven ghani or chakki.

                                                                                                                                                                                   3.      The material shall be of firm texture.

                                                                                                                                                                                   4.      It shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk.

                                                                                                                                                                                   5.      It shall be free from rancidity adulterants and insects or fungus infestation and from fermented musty or other objectionable odour.

                                                                                                                                                                                   6.      It shall be free from dirt and extraneous matter.

 

Note :- The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis.

 

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SCHEDULE VIII-B

 

(See Rule 3 and 4)

 

Grade designation and definitions of quality of safflower oil cake-solvent extracted

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude      Acid insoluble   Crude                                          General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or         ash per              fiber

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by            per

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight            cent by

                     per cent      per cent   (Maximum)    weight

                   by weight  by weight             (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Maximum)

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                                                               7                                                         

 

                                                                   

Good               10.0             50.0              1.0               1.5                  15.0                                            The solvent extracted safflower oil cake

Fair                  10.0             47.0              1.0               2.5                  18.0                                        (meal) shall be obtained by extraction of oil by means of a solvent from the ghani or expeller pressed safflower oil cake. The ghani or expeller pressed safflower oil cake shall have been obtained by pressing clean and sound safflower seeds (Carthamus  tinctorius L). The extracted oil cake (meal) shall have been subjected to heat and steam treatment under controlled and regulated condition so as to prevent denaturation of the protein and to remove traces of solvent. The material shall be in the form of either flakes or powder and shall be free from harmful constituents or castor cake or husk or both or mahua cake. It  will be free from rancidity, adulterants, insect or fungus infestation and from musty odour.

 

Note :

1.        The values specified under columns 3 to 6 are on moisture free basis.

2.       The specifications are at draft stage with the Indian Standards institution and not yet finalized.

3.       Solvent for extraction : Only hexane food grade solvent shall be used for the purpose of extraction. The requirements of solvent shall be as follows :-

Boiling range  630C to 710C.

Aromatic   content- max. 1 per  cent.

Non-volatile content max. 0.001 gms./100ml.


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                                                                                                           SCHEDULE IX-A

 

(See Rules 3 and 4)

 

Grade designations and definition of quality of Niger seed oil cake –expressed

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Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude         Crude              Total             Acid in            Castor                      General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or        fibre per              ash              soluble             husk

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       percent           ash per

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight                by               cent by

                     per cent      per cent   (Maximum)    weight            weight

                   by weight  by weight             (Maximum)             (Maximum)

                  (Minimum) (Maximum)

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                      7                      8                                               9             

 

 

Good                9.0              29.0              8.0               9.0                   8.0                   1.0                   Nil                         1. Oil cake of good and fair grades shall be the product of Niger seeds (Guizotia a

Fair                   9.0              23.0             10.0             12.0                  8.0                   2.0                 Nil                           byssinica Cass) obtained after the extraction of oil from sound and clean niger seeds by power driven machinery.

Ghani cake     10.0             27.0             13.0              9.0                   8.0                   1.0                 Nil                         2.   Ghani oil cake shall be

product obtained after the extraction of oil from clean and sound niger seeds (Guizotia abyssinica Cass) by animal driven ghani or chakki.

 

3.The material shall be in firm texture

 

4. It shall be free from harmful constituents and castor cake or husk.

 

5.  It shall be free from rancidity adulterants, insects or fungus infestations and from fermented, musty or other objectionable odour.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                            6. It shall be free from dirts     and extraneous matter.

 

 

 

Note. – The values specified in columns 3 to 7 are calculated on moisture free basis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SCHEDUL -IX-B

(See Rules 3 and 4)

Grade designations and definitions of quality of Niger seed oil cake-solvent extracted

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Grade de-   Moisture      Crude         Crude  Acid insoluble Crude fiber                                      General characteristics

signation    per cent      protein         fat or         ash per           ash per

        by weight (Nitrogen ether         cent by       cent by

        (Maximum)               x 6.25)         extract        weight            weight                                         

                   percent       percent     (Maximum) (Maximum)

                                   by weight       by weight          

                  (Minimum) (Maximum)

1                         2                  3                  4                  5                      6                                                               7             

 

Good                9.0              35.0              1.0               1.5                  12.0            The solvent extracted Niger oil cake (meal) shall be

Fair                   9.0              29.0              1.0               2.5                  15.0            obtained by extraction of oil by means of a solvent from the ghani or expeller pressed. Niger  seed oil cake shall have been obtained by pressing clean, sound niger seed (Guizotia Abyssinca Cass). The meal shall have been subjected to heat and steam treatment under controlled and regulated conditions so as to prevent denaturation of the protein and to remove traces of solvent. The material shall be free from harmful constituents of castor cake or husk or both or mahua cake. It shall be free from rancidity, adulterants, insects or fungus infestation and from musty odour.

Note:

1.        The values specified in columns 3 to 6 are on moisture free basis.

2.        The specifications are at draft stage with Indian Standards Institution and not yet finalized.

3.        Solvent for extraction: Only hexane food grade solvent shall be used for the purpose of extraction. The requirements or solvent shall be as follow :-

Boiling range 630 C to 710 C Aromatic content max: 1 per cent, Non-volatile content max: 0.001gms/100 ml.

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1. Principal rules published as S.O. 3424 dated 22-9-1979 in Gazette of India, part-II, Section 3 (ii) dated 6-10-1979.

2. First amendment published as S.O. 2704 dated 7-6-1983 in the Gazette of India, part II, Section3 (ii) dated 25-6-1983.

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