Pulses Grading and Marking Rules 

 

                            Rules
                            Urd Whole (Black Gram)
                            Urd split (husked)
                            Urd split (unhusked)  
                            Moong (whole)
                            Moong split (husked)
                            Moong split (unhusked)
                            Masoor (Lentil) whole
                            Masoor (Lentil) split (husked)
                            Arhar /Tur (Red gram) whole
                            Arhar /Tur (Red gram) split (husked)
                            Kabuli Chana
                            Chana whole (Bengal Gram)
                            Chana split  (husked) / Dal Chana
                            Matki / Moth (whole)
                            Matki / Moth split (husked)
                            Peas (whole)
                            Rajma
                            Lobia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(EXTRACT FROM THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i))

 

Appearing on Page Nos. 680-714

 

Dated 17-4-2004

 

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CO-OPERATION

 

 

                                                                                                        Notification

                                                                                        New Delhi, Dated: 7th April, 2004

 

 

G.S.R. 129, whereas the draft of Pulses Grading and Marking Rules,  2002  were published, as required by section 3 of the  Agricultural Produce(Grading  and Marking) Act, 1937 (1 of 1937) under the  notification of  the  Government of India in the Ministry of Agriculture number GSR  231 dated the 5th June, 2002, appearing on pages 1199-1243 dated the 22nd June, 2002,  inviting  objections and suggestions from all persons likely  to  be affected  thereby before the expiry of a period of forty-five days from the date on which the copies of the Gazette containing the said notification are made available to the public.

 

And whereas copies of the said Gazette were made available to the public on the 8th July, 2002;

 

And whereas the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft rules have been duly considered by the Central Government;

 

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 3 of the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937 (1 of 1937) and in supersession   of   the  Pulses  Grading   and  Marking  Rules,  1964   and Cereals Grading  Rules,  1966,  (Kabuli gram and  Deshi  gram/Bengal  gram), except  as  respects  things  done  or  omitted  to  be  done  before  such supersession,  the  Central  Government hereby makes the  following  rules, namely:-

 

 

1. Short title, application and commencement -

 

        (1) These rules may be called the Pulses Grading and Marking Rules, 2003.

 

        (2)  They shall apply to whole, husked and unhusked form of  pulses Urd(Phaseolus  mungo  Linn.),  Moong(Phaseolus aurues Roxb.   or  Phaseolus radiatus  Roxb.),  Masoor(Lens esculenta Moench or Lens culinaris medik  or Ervum  lens Linn.), Arhar/Tur(Cajanus cajan), Kabuli chana(Cicer  arietinum Linn),  Chana  - Bengal gram(Cicer arietinum Linn),  Matki/  Moth(Phaseolus aconitifolius), Peas(Pisum arvense), Rajma(Phaseolus vulgaris), Lobia(Vigna sinensis).

 

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

 

2.   Definitions.-  In these rules, unless the context otherwise 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  the pulses  in  accordance  with the grade standards and  procedure  prescribed under these rules;

 

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

 

        (d)  "General Grading and Marking Rules" means the General Grading and  Marking  Rules, 1988 made under section 3 of the Agricultural  Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1937 (1 of 1937);

 

        (e)  "Grade designation mark" means the Agmark Insignia referred to in rule 5.

 

        (f) "Schedule" means a Schedule appended to these rules.

 

3.  Grade  designations:- The Grade designations to  indicate the quality of pulses shall be as setout in column I of Schedule II to XIX.

 

4.   Quality:-  For  the purpose of these rules,  the  quality  and general requirements of pulses shall be as such    given against each grade designation  from column 2 to 8 of Schedules - II, V, VIII, X,XII,XIII, XV, XVII,  XVIII, XIX and from column 2 to 9 of Schedules III, IV, VI, VII, IX, XI, XIV and XVI respectively.

 

5.   Grade designation  mark:- The grade designation mark shall consist of the design incorporating the certificate of authorisation number, the word "AGMARK", name of the commodity and grade designation resembling the one as set out in schedule-I.

 

6. Method of packing:-

 

       1)  Pulses  shall  be packed in gunny bags/jute bags,  poly  woven bags,  poly  pouches, cloth bags or other suitable packages which shall  be clean, 

            sound, free from insect, fungal infestation  and  the  packing material  shall  be as permitted under the Prevention of Food  Adulteration Rules, 1955.

 

        (2)  Pulses shall be packed in containers which will safeguard the hygienic,  nutritional,  technological  and organoleptic qualities  of  the products.

 

        (3)  The containers, including packaging material, shall be  made of  substances  which are safe and suitable for their intended  use.   They should  not  impart any toxic substance or undesirable odour or flavour  to the product.

 

       (4)  The net weight of the pulses in a package shall be as per the provision prescribed under the Standards of Weights and Measures (Packaged Commodities) Rules, 1977.

 

        (5)  Each package shall contain pulses of the same type and of  the same grade designation.

 

        (6) Each package shall be securely closed and sealed.

 

7. Method  of  Marking:-

 

        (1)  The  grade  designation mark shall be securely affixed  to  or printed  on each package in a manner approved by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser  or an officer authorised by him on his  behalf in accordance  with rule 11 of the General Grading and Marking Rules, 1988.

 

        (2)  In  addition  to  the   grade  designation  mark,   following particulars  shall  be  clearly  and  indelibly marked  on  each  label  or package:-

 

        (a) Name and address of the  packer;

 

        (b) Place of packing;

 

        (c) Date of packing;

 

        (d) Lot/batch number;

 

        (e) Net weight;

 

        (f) Grade;

 

        (g) Maximum retail Price (inclusive of all taxes);

 

        (h) Best before___________month______year.

 

 

        (3) The ink used for marking on packages shall be of such quality which may not contaminate the product.

 

        (4)  The authorised packer, may, after obtaining prior approval of the  Agricultural Marketing Adviser or an officer authorised by him on  his behalf,  mark his private trade mark or trade brand on the graded  packages  provided  that the same do not indicate quality other than that  indicating by  the grade designation mark affixed to the graded packages in accordance with these rules.

 

8.  Special conditions of certificate of authorisation:-

 

        In  addition to the conditions specified under the sub-rule (8)  of rule  3 of the General Grading and Marking Rules, 1988, the  following shall  be  the  special conditions of every  certificate  of  authorization issued for the purpose of these rules:-

 

        (i) The authorised packer shall either set up his own laboratory or have access to an approved grading laboratory for testing of Pulses.

 

        (ii)  The  premises  shall be maintained in  perfect  hygienic  and sanitary  conditions with proper ventilations and well lighted arrangement. The  personnels  engaged in these operations shall be in sound  health  and free from any infectious, contagious or communicable diseases.

 

        (iii)  The  premises  shall have adequate storage  facilities  with pucca floor and free from rodent and insect infestation.

 

        (iv) The authorised packer shall observe all instructions regarding testing,  grading,  packing,  marking, sealing and maintenance  of  records which may be issued from time to time by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser or any other officer authorised by him in this behalf.

                

 

 

 

 

 

                                SCHEDULE-I

                               (See rule 5)

                        (Design of Agmark INSIGNIA)

 

                                                                       

                                                                                                           

 

 

 

 

                         Name of Commodity----------

 

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

 

 TOP

 

                   SCHEDULE-II

                (See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of Urd whole (Black gram)

________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.1

0.5

2.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

4.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

3.0

5.0

6.0

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Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

8

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Urd whole shall –

 

(a)               be the dried mature seeds of Pulse (Phaseolus mungo Linn.);

(b)               be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)               be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)               be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)               be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.),Castor bean  

                (Ricinus communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly

                recognized as harmful to health;

(f)                 Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)               Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

                substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food

                Adulteration Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

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SCHEDULE-III

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of Urd split (husked)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Broken and Fragments grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.1

0.5

0.5

1.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

2.0

2.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

3.0

5.0

5.0

3.0

 

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

8

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Urd  Split (husked)  shall –

 

(a)   Consist of husked and split seeds of Pulse (Phaseolus mungo Linn.);

(b)   be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)   be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)   be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)   be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed, 100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)    Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally

      occurring toxic substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under

      the  Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

TOP 

SCHEDULE-IV

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of Urd split (unhusked)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Broken and Fragments grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.1

0.5

2.0

1.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

4.0

2.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

3.0

5.0

6.0

3.0

 

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

8

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Urd  Split (unhusked)  shall –

 

(a)    Consist of unhusked and split seeds of Pulse (Phaseolus mungo Linn.);

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)     be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

        communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

        harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)  Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), cropcontaminants (rule 57-A) naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65), and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

 TOP

 

SCHEDULE-V

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Moong  (whole)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.1

0.5

2.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

4.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

3.0

5.0

6.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

8

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Moong  whole shall –

(a)  be the dried mature seeds of Pulse green gram (Phaseolus aurues Roxb. or phaseolus radiatus Roxb).;

(b)   be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)   be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

       communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

       harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A) naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65), and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

TOP

  

                   SCHEDULE-VI

                (See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of Moong split (husked)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Broken  grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.1

0.5

1.0

1.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

3.0

2.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

3.0

5.0

6.0

3.0

 

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

9

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Moong  Split (husked)  shall –

(a)   Consist of husked and split seeds of Pulse green gram  (Phaseolus  aurues Roxb. or Phaseolus rediatus Roxb.);

(b)   be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)   be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)  Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop  contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under  the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

TOP

 

 

                   SCHEDULE-VII

                 (See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of Moong split (unhusked)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Broken and Fragments grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.1

0.5

0.5

1.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

2.0

2.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

3.0

5.0

5.0

3.0

 

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

9

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

Moong  split (unhusked)  shall –

(a)    consist of unhusked and split seeds of Pulse green gram  (Phaseolus  aurues Roxb. or Phaseolus rediatus Roxb.);

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

       communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds  that are commonly recognized as

       harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop  contaminants (rule 57-A),

       naturally  occurring toxic substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed

       under  the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

 TOP

 

SCHEDULE-VIII

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Masoor (Lentil) whole

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.1

0.5

2.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

4.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

3.0

5.0

6.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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8

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Masoor  whole shall –

(a)  be the dried mature seeds of Pulse lentil (Lens exculenta Moench or Lens culinaris     Medik or Ervum Lens Linn.);

(b)   be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)   be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)   be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

       communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

       harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic 

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

 TOP

 

SCHEDULE-IX

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Masoor (Lentil) split (husked)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Broken grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

Nil

0.5

0.1

1.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

0.5

2.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

2.0

5.0

1.0

3.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

9

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

Masoor  Split  (husked) shall –

(a)    Consist  of husked and split seeds of lentil (Lens exculenta Moench or Lens culinaris Medik or Ervum Lens Linn.);

(b)   be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

        communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

        harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

TOP

 

SCHEDULE- X

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Arhar/Tur (Red gram) whole

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.5

0.5

3.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.5

2.0

5.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

2.0

5.0

10.0

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Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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General Requirements

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Arhar/Tur whole shall –

 

(a)    be the dried and mature  seeds of Pulse (Cajanus cajan);

(b)   be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)   be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

        communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

        harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

 

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SCHEDULE-XI

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Arhar/Tur (Red gram) split (husked)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Broken   grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

Nil

0.5

2.0

1.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

0.2

2.0

5.0

2.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

0.5

5.0

8.0

3.0

 

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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General Requirements

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Arhar/Tur  Split (husked)  shall –

 

(a)    consist of husked and  split  seeds of Pulse (Cajanus cajan);

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

        communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

        harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

 

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SCHEDULE-XII

 (See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Kabuli  Chana

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.5

0.5

3.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

2.0

2.0

6.0

General

16.0

0.75

0.25

4.0

5.0

10.0

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Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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General Requirements

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Kabuli chana shall –

 

(a)    be the dried  grains of gram (Cicer arietinum Linn.);

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

       communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

       harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)    Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

        substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

        Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

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SCHEDULE-XIII

 (See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of   Chana whole (Bengal gram)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.5

0.5

3.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

2.0

2.0

6.0

General

16.0

0.75

0.25

4.0

5.0

10.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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Chana whole (Bengal gram) shall –

 

(a)   be the dried  and mature  grains of gram (Cicer arietinum Linn.);

(b)   be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)   be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

       communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

       harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)    Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

        substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

        Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

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SCHEDULE-XIV

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Chana  split (husked)/Dal chana

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Broken   grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.5

0.5

0.5

1.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

1.0

2.0

2.0

2.0

General

16.0

0.75

0.25

2.0

5.0

5.0

3.0

 

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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Chana  split (husked) /Dal chana shall –

(a)    consist of husked and split  grains of gram (Cicer arietinum Linn.);

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

        communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

        harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed, 100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)    Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

        substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

        Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

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SCHEDULE-XV

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Matki/Moth (whole)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

1.0

1.0

3.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

3.0

3.0

5.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

6.0

5.0

10.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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Matki/Moth (whole) shall –

 

(a)    be the dried mature seeds of Pulse (Phaseolus  aconitifolius);

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.)Castor bean

       (Ricinus communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly

       recognized as harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)    Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

        substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food

        Adulteration Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

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SCHEDULE-XVI

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of  Matki/Moth split (husked)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Broken grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

1.0

0.5

2.0

3.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

3.0

1.0

3.0

5.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

6.0

3.0

5.0

10.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

9

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Matki/Moth split (husked) shall –

(a)    Consist of husked and split seeds of Pulse (Phaseolus aconitifolius.);

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean

       (Ricinus communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly

        recognized as harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)    Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

        substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food

        Adulteration Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

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SCHEDULE-XVII

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of   Peas (whole)

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

0.5

0.5

3.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

2.0

2.0

6.0

General

16.0

0.75

0.25

4.0

5.0

10.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

8

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Peas (whole)  shall –

(a)    be the dried and mature seeds of  Pisum arvense;

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

       communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

       harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

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SCHEDULE-XVIII

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of   Rajma

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Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

Nil

2.0

2.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

2.0

4.0

6.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

6.0

5.0

10.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

8

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Rajma  shall –

(a)    be the dried and mature seeds of   Phaseolus vulgaris;

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

        communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

        harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

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SCHEDULE-XIX

(See rules 3 and 4)

Grade designation and definition of quality of   Lobia

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

Grade                                                               Definition of quality

Designation

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

                                                                        Special  Requirements

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

                                    Maximum limits of tolerance (per cent by weight)

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

 

Moisture

Foreign matter

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

 

Other edible grains

Damaged

Grains

Weevilled grains per cent by count

 

 

Organic

Inorganic

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Special

10.0

0.10

Nil

Nil

2.0

2.0

Standard

12.0

0.50

0.10

2.0

4.0

6.0

General

14.0

0.75

0.25

6.0

5.0

10.0

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

Note.- In  foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per 

cent by weight..

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

General Requirements

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

8

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Lobia shall –

(a)    be the dried and mature seeds of   Vigna sinensis;;

(b)    be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions;

(c)    be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration;

(d)    be free from rodent hair and excreta;

(e)    be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus

        communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as

        harmful to health;

(f)     Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed  100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

(g)   Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic

       substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65)  and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration

       Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time.

 

  

      For the purpose of these rules,-

 

(1)   “foreign matter means any extraneous matter other than food grains comprising of;

 

(a)                “Inorganic matter”  includes metallic pieces, dust, sand, gravel, stones, dirt, pebbles, lumps of earth,

             clay & mud and animal filth etc.;

 

(b)               “Organic matter” consisting of husk, straws, weeds, and other inedible grains etc.;

 

(2)   “other edible grains” means any edible grains (including oil seeds) other than the one which is under consideration;

 

(3)   “damaged grains” means  grains that are sprouted or internally damaged as a result of heat, microbe, moisture or

              weather viz., ergot affected grains and karnal bunt grains;

 

(4)   “broken grains”  includes pieces below 3/4th and above 1/4th of the full size splits.

 

(5)   “broken and fragments” includes pieces below 3/4th of the full size splits.

 

(6)   “weevilled grains” means grains that are partially or wholly bored by insects injurious to grains but does not

              include germ eaten grains and egg spotted grains.

 

(7)   “poisonous, toxic and/or harmful seeds” means any seeds which if present may have damaging or dangerous

              effect on health, organoleptic properties or technological performance such as  Dhatura (D. fastuosa linn and D.                  stramonium linn.) Corn cokle (Agrostemma githago L. Machai Lallium remulenum linn.) Akra (Vicia species).

 

 

 

                                                                                                                            F.No.18011/2/2001-M-II   

 

     

                                                                                                                     (P.K. AGARWAL)

                                                                                                                Joint Secretary (Agricultural marketing)

 

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