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How To Get AGMARK | AGMARK Registration Process

    The AGMARK is a specific type of certification in India. And it implies on the agricultural products. The object of crafting this article is to provide detailed information and guidelines about how to get the AGMARK. Additionally, here we discuss the step-by-step guidelines of the AGMARK registration process.

    The term AGMARK was introduced by joining the words ‘Ag’ to mean agriculture and ‘mark’ for a certification mark. This term was introduced originally in the bill presented in the parliament of India for the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act.

    How To Get The AGMARK Registration & Certification

    If you want to start the business of grading and marking agricultural commodities under Agmark, then you must have the necessary infrastructure.

    Additionally, you will need to process the commodity and have your own laboratory or have access to an approved State Grading Laboratory /Cooperative / Association / Commercial Laboratory. An own laboratory is a must for grant of C.A. for Ghee, Fat spread & Blended Edible Vegetable Oils.

    You will need to apply to the concerned Sub Office/Regional Office of Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI) in the prescribed Proforma along with the documents. If you want to grade through the State Grading Laboratory, you have to submit the application to the concerned State Authority.

    The concerned Sub Office/Regional Office of DMI will process your application. An Officer of the Sub Office/Regional Office will inspect your premises and laboratory for assessing its suitability to undertake to the grade of the commodity.

    If everything goes right, you will get the CA from the Sub Office/Regional Office duly authorized by the Agricultural Marketing Adviser to do so.

    List of Documents For AGMARK Registration

    1. Self-attested copies of the proprietorship declaration/ partnership deed/
    2. Memorandum and Articles of Association/ Bye-laws of society etc.
    3. BluePrint or neatly drawn sketch of the premises showing all dimensions duly signed by the authorized person of the firm.
    4. Following declarations on non-Judicial stamp paper of minimum Rs. 100/- in
      the prescribed proforma-III.
      (i) Ownership of premises,
      (ii) Ownership of proposed Trade Brand Label (TBL).
      (iii) Use of proposed TBL only on the packages graded under Agmark.
      (iv) Use of “food grade” packing material for the graded products.
    5. A copy of the consent letter from the legal owner of the premises, in case, the premises are not owned by the applicant and taken on rent/lease.
    6. Specimen copy of the proposed Trade Brand Label of each commodity.
    7. Medical fitness certificates issued by the Registered Medical Practitioner certifying that the workers engaged in the handling of the product in the various operation are free from communicable and contagious diseases.
    8. List of Chemicals and Apparatus in the laboratory, in case, packer establishes
      his own laboratory for grading.
    9. Consent letter of the approved laboratory in case, packer desires to grade the product through State Grading Laboratory/ Commercial Laboratory/Association or Cooperative Laboratory.
    10. A copy of the foodgrain storage license for Wheat-atta, Suji, Maida, Besan,
      other Cereals, and Pulses, etc.
    11. A copy of the license from Controller of the relevant Drugs Department of the State Government, in case C.A. for grading & marking of medicinal grade castor oil.
    12. The copy of the Registration/ License Certificate issued under the FSSAI Act, 2006, in the case of food commodities.

    Related: Food Business Operator License in India 

    List of Commodities Fall Under AGMARK

    A total of 213 items fall under the AGMARK according to the last amended Grading & Marketing Act, 1937 (as of 30-09-2013). Find a detailed list below.

    Foodgrains & allied products

    1. Paddy

    2. Wheat

    3. Jowar

    4. Maize

    5. Barley

    6. Bajra

    7. Ragi

    8. Rice

    9. Basmati Rice (export)

    10. Red Gram

    11. Green Gram

    12. Black Gram

    13. Bengal Gram

    14. Lentil

    15. Moth

    16. Peas

    17. Wheat Atta

    18. Suji

    19. Maida

    20. Bread Wheat Flour

    21. Besan (Gram Flour)

    22. Wheat Porridge (Dalia)

    23. Roasted Bengal Gram

    24. Vermicelli

    25. Macaroni

    26. Spaghetti

    27. Rajma

    28. Lobia

    29. Kabuli chana

    30. Sattu

    Fruits & Vegetables 

    1. Apples

    2. Banana

    3. Grapes

    4. Mango

    5. Pineapple

    6. Plums

    7. William Pears

    8. Oranges

    9. Lemons

    10. Sweet Limes

    11. Sour Limes

    12. Grapefruits

    13. Ware Potato

    14. Seed Potato

    15. Onions

    16. Dried edible mushrooms

    17. Canned/Bottled fruits and fruit products

    18. Mandarins

    19. Guavas

    20. Litchi

    21. Pomegranate

    22. Ribbed Celery

    23. Headed Cabbages

    24. Brussels sprouts

    25. Tomatoes

    26. Papaya

    27. Shelling Peas

    28. Sugar Snap Peas

    29. Spinach

    30. Strawberries

    31. Cherries

    32. Melons

    33. Watermelon

    34. Beans

    35. Cauliflowers

    36. Pears

    37. Okra

    38. Chilies

    39. Capsicum

    40. Sapota

    41. Custard-apple

    42. Gherkins

    43. Carrots

    44. Amla

    45. Bitter Gourd

    46. Snake Gourd

    47. Bottle Gourd

    48. Cabbage

    49. Sponge Gourd

    50. Cucumbers

    51. Aubergines

    Spices & Condiments 

    1. Chillies

    2. Turmeric

    3. Cardamom

    4. Pepper

    5. Celery seed

    6. Cumin

    7. Poppy Seed

    8. Ajowain

    9. Saffron

    10. Garlic

    11. Ginger

    12. Coriander

    13. Fennel

    14. Fenugreek

    15. Curry powder

    16. Compounded asafetida

    17. Seedless Tamarind

    18. Sundried raw mango slices

    19. Sundried raw mango powder

    20. Nutmeg

    21. Tejpat

    22. Clove

    23. Mace

    24. Large Cardamom

    25. Mixed Masala

    26. Caraway and Black Caraway

    27. Cumin Black (Kalonji)

    Edible Nuts

    1. Areca nuts

    2. Walnuts

    3. Cashew Kernels

    4. Raw Cashew nuts

    5. HPS Groundnuts

    6. Water chestnuts

    7. Coconuts

    8. Ball Copra and Cup Copra

    Oil Seeds

    1. Groundnuts

    2. Rapeseeds

    3. Mustard Seeds

    4. Taramira Seeds

    5. Sesamum Seeds

    6. Niger Seed

    7. Linseed

    8. Safflower Seed

    9. Sunflower Seed

    10. Cotton Seed

    11. Mahua Seed

    12. Salseed

    13. Ambadi seed

    14. Castor seed

    15. Soybeans

    16. Karanja seeds

    17. Jatropha seeds

    Vegetable Oils & Fats

    1. Groundnut Oil

    2. Mustard Oil

    3. Sesame Oil

    4. Coconut Oil

    5. Niger Seed Oil

    6. Sal Seed Oil (Fat)

    7. Linseed Oil

    8. Safflower seed oil

    9. Cotton Seed Oil

    10. Rice bran oil

    11. Castor oil

    12. Vanaspati

    13. Blended Edible Vegetable oil

    14. Sun Flower Seed Oil

    15. Maize Corn Oil

    16. Mahua oil (Mowrah oil)

    17. Soyabean Oil

    18. Fat Spread.

    19. Palm Oil and Palmolein

    Oil Cakes

    1. Groundnut oil cake

    2. Cottonseed oil cake

    3. Linseed oil cake

    4. Mustard seed oil cake

    5. Sesamum oil cake

    6. Coconut oil cake

    7. Safflower oil cake

    8. Niger seed oil cake

    Essential Oils

    1. Sandalwood oil

    2. Lemongrass oil

    3. Palmarosa oil

    4. Gingergrass oil

    5. Oil of Vetiver (Khus)

    6. Oil of vetiver roots (cultivated)

    7. Eucalyptus oil

    8. Himalayan cedarwood oil

    Fibre Crops

    1. Cotton

    2. Jute (raw)

    3. Sannhemp

    4. Palmyra fibre

    5. Aloe fibre

    Livestock, Dairy & Poultry Products

    1. Wool

    2. Bristles

    3. Goat Hair

    4. Hides

    5. Skins

    6. Animal casings

    7. Raw Meat (Chilled/Frozen)

    8. Table eggs

    9. Creamery butter

    10. Ghee

    Other Items

    1. Honey

    2. Bura

    3. Sugar Cane Gur (jaggery)

    4. Agar-Agar

    5. Kangra Tea

    6. Isubgol husk

    7. Papain

    8. Catechu

    9. Senna leaves

    10. Senna pods

    11. Guar gum

    12. Gum Karaya

    13. Myrobalan

    14. Tendu Leaves

    15. Sheekakai Powder

    16. Lac

    17. Tobacco

    18. Tamarind (with seed)

    19. Tamarind Seed and powder

    20. Tapioca sago (sabudana)

    21. Tapioca products (Animal feed)

    22. Desiccated Coconut

    23. Cocoa Powder

    24. Cocoa Beans

    25. Makhana

    26. Sheekakai pods

    27. Mahua Flower

    28. Amla dried and Powder

    29. Puwad Seeds

    30. Guar Seeds

    Who Can Apply For AGMARK Registration

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