The AGMARK is a specific type of certification in India. And it implies on the agricultural products. 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.
List Of Commodities Fall Under AGMARK
Total 213 items fall under the AGMARK according to the last amended Grading Marketing Act, 1937 (as on 30-09-2013).
How To Get The AGMARK Registration Certification
If you want to start the business of the grading and marking agricultural commodities under Agmark, then you must have the necessary infrastructure. Additionally, you will need to process the commodity and have own laboratory or have access to an approved State Grading Laboratory /Cooperative / Association / Commercial Laboratory. An own laboratory is 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 grading 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
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.