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Agmark Certification Of Horticultural Products

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE 
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATION AND FARMERS WELFARE 

LOK SABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.4538 
TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 8th JANUARY, 2019 

AGMARK CERTIFICATION OF HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS 

4538. SHRI AJAY NISHAD: 

Will the Minister of AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्री 
be pleased to state: 
  • (a) the agencies giving AGMARK certification for horticulture products; 
  • (b) the norms for AGMARK certification for horticulture products; 
  • (c) the details of the certified AGMARK horticulture products so far; 
  • (d) whether for certification of any horticulture product all the varieties at that product, be it any regional variety are included; and 
  • (e) if so, whether the Government considers to include the State Government agencies in the certification process, if so, the details thereof? 
AGMARK+CERTIFICATION+OF+HORTICULTURAL
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN 
THE MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE AND FARMERS WELFARE 
कृषि एवं किसान कल्याण मंत्रालय मै राज्य मंत्री 
( SHRI GAJENDRA SINGH SHEKHAWAT) 

(a) to (c) Directorate of Marketing & Inspection (DMI), an attached office of Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, is implementing Agmark Certification through its 11 Regional Offices, 27 Sub Offices, in the country. The AGMARK Certification of horticulture products is carried out as per the provisions of “Fruits and Vegetable Grading and Marking Rules 2004” under the Agricultural Produce (Grading & Marking) Act 1937, and as amended from time to time under which the Grade standards for 57 Fruits and Vegetables have been notified under aforesaid provisions so far as provided in Annexure-I. The AGMARK Grade Standards are voluntary in nature and is based on demand. Presently, horticulture products for exports only are certified under Agmark and is as under.-
Sr. Name of 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
No. commodity ( ( Quintals) ( Quintals)
Quintals)
1. Grapes 616838.03 13397851.11 1434416.59
2. Onion 54448.59 50592.4 4840.00
3. Okra 544.486 149063.323 36734.75
d)  Yes, the certification is for a product category and all varieties of above horticultural products, including regional varieties are included. 

(e)  State Government agencies can apply for participation in certification process of horticulture products under AGMARK. But currently no such proposal has been received. However, in case of other commodities like Ghee, Vegetable oils, Wheat Atta, Suji, Besan, Maida, Spices, Cereals, Pulses, Honey, Edible nuts, Oil seeds, Oil cake, etc. State Government agencies are involved in certification process for domestic purpose. 

Annexure I The Grade standards of Fruits and Vegetables notified under APGM Act - 

1. Amla 
2. Apples 
3. Aubergines 
4. Banana 
5. Beans 
6. Betel leaves 
7. Bitter Gourd 
8. Bottle Gourd 
9. Brussels sprouts 
10. Cabbage 
11. Canned/Bottled fruits and fruit products 
12. Capsicum 
13. Carrots 
14. Cauliflowers 
15. Cherries 
16. Chilies 
17. Colocasia Leaves (Arbi Leaves) 
18. Coriander Leaves (Dhania Leaves) 
19. Cucumbers 
20. Curry Leaves 
21. Custard apple 
22. Dried edible mushrooms 
23. Drumsticks 
24. Fenugreek Leaves 
25. Gherkins 
26. Grape fruits 
27. Grapes 
28. Guavas 
29. Headed Cabbages 
30. Lemons 
31. Litchi 
32. Mandarins 
33. Mango 
34. Melons 
35. Okra 
36. Onions 
37. Oranges 
38. Papayas 
39. Pears 
40. Pine apple 
41. Plums 
42. Pomegranate 
43. Ribbed Celery 
44. Sapota 
45. Seed Potato 
46. Shelling Peas 
47. Snake Gourd 
48. Sour Limes 
49. Spinach 
50. Sponge Gourd 
51. Strawberries 
52. Sugar Snap Peas 
53. Sweet Limes 
54. Tomatoes 
55. Ware Potato 
56. Watermelon 
57. William Pears 
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