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Agmark Certification

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Get a confirmation towards scientifically laid down quality standards.

A trustmark ascertaining quality of the goods.

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Agmark’ is a Quality Certification Mark of the Government of India given to products confirming to scientifically laid down quality standards.

AGMARK is a confirmation mark employed on agricultural items in India, guaranteeing that they conform to a set of standards affirmed by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, an office of the Government of India. The term AGMARK was presented by joining the words ‘Ag’ to mean agriculture and ‘mark’ for a certification mark. This term was presented initially in the bill introduced in the parliament of India for the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act.

The present AGMARK standards cover quality rules for 205 distinct commodities spanning over an assortment of Pulses, Cereals, Essential Oils, Vegetable Oils, Fruits and Vegetables, and semi-prepared items like Vermicelli. The AGMARK affirmation is employed through completely state-possessed AGMARK research centers situated the country which act as testing and certifying centers. In addition to Central AGMARK Laboratory (CAL) in Nagpur, there are Regional AGMARK Laboratories (RALs) in 11 nodal urban areas (Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Kochi, Guntur, Amritsar, Jaipur, Rajkot, and Bhopal). Every regional laboratory is furnished and has practical experience in the testing of results of regional significance.

Benefits to the humanity and to the business.

Benefits

Quality. Trust. Profits.

  • Agmark certification is given to those agricultural products that have passed through quality tests and is providing genuine reliable products. The Government of India provides this certification.
  • Agmark is mark that is certified by the government. Governed under Agricultural Produce Act of 1937, this certification shows that the agricultural products good standard as well as good quality. When you see the word as a whole, you can see it as a combination of two words: AG+MARK, where AG stands for agriculture and mark stands for certification. This mark includes the following types of products:

Procedure

Application. Submission. Certification.

  • Persons desirous of grading and certifying a notified agricultural commodity under Agmark can apply to the nearest field office of the DMI. The application form and list of required documents can be obtained from the nearest field office or from the DMI website http://dmi.gov.in by clicking the icon ‘Agmark’.
  • Persons desirous of grading and certifying a notified commodity under Agmark should have necessary infrastructure to process the commodity and have access to an approved laboratory for grading or can have their own laboratory. Such persons can apply to the concerned office of the DMI and Certificate of Authorization is granted after verification of the necessary infrastructure.
  • The approved Chemist tests the raw material and the processed commodity before getting it packed in a suitable packing material/containers.
  • The field officers of DMI keep regular check on the commodity graded and certified under Agmark by drawing check samples from packers’ premises and market.
  • These check samples are analyzed in Regional Agmark Laboratories and action deemed fit is taken if the graded commodity is found not conforming to the prescribed standards

Documents required

Easily available, compulsory documents.

Documents to be given along with application

  • Sketch of the premises:-
  • Declaration regarding
    • Proprietorship/Partnership etc
    • Ownership of the premises
    • Ownership of trade brand label
    • Use of good grade quality containers for packing commodities.

(All declarations has to given in five rupees stamp label attested by notary public.)

  • A copy of licence from Panchayat/Municipality
  • Bank reference:- Letter from the bank regarding the transaction to the packer with the bank.
  • List of machineries
  • Specimen signature of authorised persons attested by the proprietor/managing partner.
  • Medical fitness certificate of employee.
  • Specimen copy and sketch of trade brand label

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FAQs

  • Honey
  • Ghee, Butter
  • Chillies, Turmeric, Curry powder, Garam Masalas, Cardamom
  • Cumin, Coriander and other curry powders
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Spices
  • Wheat, Atta, Maida, Suji, Besan, Pulses and many more items required by customers.

Any person or body of persons desirous to start a grading and marketing business of agricultural produces, can apply for the certification irrespective of domestic trade or export market, AGMARK registration is must.

The Agmark certification is employed through fully state-owned Agmark laboratories located across the nation which act as testing and certifying centres. In addition to the Central AGMARK Laboratory (CAL) in Nagpur, there are Regional AGMARK Laboratories (RALs) in 11 nodal cities (Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Kanpur, Kochi, Guntur, Amritsar, Jaipur, Rajkot, Bhopal). Each of the regional laboratories is equipped with and specializes in the testing of products of regional significance. Hence the product range that could be tested varies across the centres.

The testing done across these laboratories include chemical analysis, microbiological analysis, pesticide residue, and aflatoxin analysis on whole spices, ground spices, ghee, butter, vegetable oils, mustard oil, honey, food grains (wheat), wheat products (atta, suji, and maida), gram flour,soyabean seed, bengal gram, ginger, oil cake, essential oil, oils and fats, animal casings, meat and food products.

 

Agmark Registration is available for following products

 

Hides, skins, Goat Hair, Animal Casings, Bristles, Wool, Raw meat (chilled and frozen), Handpicked selected groundnuts, Cashew Kernels, Ambadi seeds, Rape and mustard seeds, Taramira seeds, Groundnuts, Walnuts, Vegetable oil cakes, Ghee, Vanaspati Creamery butter, Essential oils, Vegetable oils, Tobacco, Bura, Sugarcane, Gur (Jaggery), Lac, Arecanuts, Myrobalans, Tendu (Bidiwrapper Leaves), Senna Leaves and pods. Tapioca products (Animals feed) Table Eggs, Honey, Seed less Tamarind, Dried Edible Mushrooms, Saffron, Sheekakai powder, Kangra Tea, Agar Agar, Papain, Rice, Wheat Atta, Pulses, Cereals, Besan (Gramflour), Basmati Rice (Export), Suji and Maida, Grapes, Apples, Alphonso Mangoes-Export, Plants, Alphonso Mangoes Home consumption, Canned, Bottled fruits and fruit products citrus, Table potatoes, William Pears, Kanchan (Bathua), Mangoes, Home consumption, Seed potatoes, Table potatoes Table potatoes (Export), Water chestnuts. Coconuts, Curry Powder, Chillies, Cardamom, Coriander, Garlic, Ginger, Onions, Chillies powder, Poppy seeds, Turmeric, Fennel, Fenugreek and Celery seeds Cumin seeds, Pepper, Ajowan Seeds, (Whole), Sun hemp, Palmyra Fibres, Cotton, Aloe Fibres, Jute.and other products.

  • Copy of test report(s), duly authenticated, from independent Agmark recognized laboratory.
  • Document authenticating establishment of the firm, such as Registration by Company Registrar
  • State Authority or Memorandum of Article in case Applicant Firm is a Limited Company
  • Partnership Deed in case the applicant firm is under Partnership.
  • Name of the products .
  • Name of the applicant
  • Name of the Firm/ Company
  • Address of the Firm/ Company
  • Sample of the product(in pouch of 500gm.1kg.
  • Started Time period of product(specify exact Date/Month/year)
  • Total gross product in K.g.(for last year)
  • Turnover of last year
  • Agmark is a quality certification for agricultural produce by Government of India, under Agricultural Produce Grading and Marketing Act, 1937 amended in 1986. Agmark certified product must bear an Insignia of Agmark prescribed by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection(DMI), an agency of Government of India.
  • Agmark certification is a voluntary certification unless it is made compulsory as per provision of Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulation 2011.
  • It is product specific certification provided in Agriculture Produce (Grading and Marking) Act. Government of India fixes varied grading standards for different agriculture products which is implemented on state level.
  • To make the products comparable in international market the grading standards are fixed keeping in view the requirements of WTO.
  • The products bearing Agmark must conform to the standard laid down by Directorate of Marketing and Inspection(DMI), any contravention to this may require free replacement of graded products by the producer.

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