What is Agmark?
AGMARK is an imprint applied on agricultural / food products in India. Products that have Agmark installed are expected to meet certain set standards. These standards are approved by the Directorate of Marketing and Inspection, Government of India. The use of Agmark is enforced by the Agricultural Products Act 1936 which was amended in 1949.The current Agmark standard provides quality guidelines for 205 different commodities, including pulses, grains, essential edible oils, fruits, vegetables and semi-processed products (e.g. - vermicelli).
Agmark is a purport of food, which ensures the purity of food items. This mark is given by the Ministry of Food, Government of India, keeping in mind the standards set by the World Trade Organization. With the addition of this mark, the seller does not have to work hard to prove the purity of his product. The buyer can trust the quality and purity of the product just by looking at this mark.
Why Agmark Is Required ?
Agricultural commodities that are grown organically and follows the rules that are given in the National Programme for Organic Production receives a certification under Agmark. This can be provided by any of the Accreditated Inspection and Certification Agency granted Certificate of Authorisation for the grading and marking of organic agricultural produce.