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 detail information and guidelines about how to get the AGMARK. Additionally, here we discuss the step-by-step guidelines of 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.

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). Find a detail list below.

Food grains & 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. Grape fruits

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. Arecanuts

2. Walnuts

3. Cashew Kernels

4. Raw Cashew nuts

5. HPS Ground nuts

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. Cotton seed 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. Lemon grass 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

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

  1. Self attested copies of the proprietorship declaration/ partnership deed/
  2. Memorandum and Articles of Association/ Bye-laws of society etc.
  3. Blue Print or neatly drawn a 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 is 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 Registration/ License Certificate issued under FSS Act, 2006, in the case of food commodities.

Related: Food Business Operator License in India | Online FSSAI Registration

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 must for you.