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Commodity Code - 49
Commodity Name - Arhar /Tur (Red Gram)whole
Commodity Scientific Name - Cajanus cajan


LRG - 36, BR - 183, BASANT (1234), BS - 1, C-28, GTH-1 -A Line, GTH-1 -B Line, GTH-1 -R Line, GWALIOR - 3, ICPH-2671 (ICPH 2043 A-LINE), ICPH-2671 (ICPH 2043 B-LINE), ICPH-2671 (ICPR 2671 R-LINE), ICPH-2740 A-LINE, ICPH-2740 B-LINE, ICPH-2740 R-LINE, ICPL-88039, LRG-36, Ragiv Lochan, SARVODAY, ST - 1, VISHAKHA-1, ANKUR-PRABHA, NTL-2,NTL-30,NTL-554, Sampada, NP (WR) - 15, ICPH-2740, AL 882, Hanuma, ICPH-2704, ICPL-85063, ICPL-8863, MRG-1004, PRG-176, TDRG-4, WRG-53, WRG-65, WRG-97, WRGE-93, Pusa Arhar-16 (PADT-16), Rajendra Arhar-1, BDN-716, IPA-203(Prakash), LRG-41, VIJYA (ICPH-2675), F - 52, KHARGONE-2, C.O.-1, Mukta(R-60), SHARADA (S-8), PUSA PGETI, TYPE-21 (T-21), LAXMI (KANKE-3), PRABHAT, UPAS-120, HY-1, HY-2, HY-4, TYPE-17, S-20, HY-3A, HY-3C, HY-5, PALNADU (IRG-30), PUSA-74, S-5 (PUSA AGETI), GS-1, PT-221, JA-3, BDN-1, BDN-2, C-11, HYDERABAD-185, NO. 148, NO. 290-21, NO. 84, PT-301, AL-15, CHUNI (B-517), SWETA (B-7), 20(105)(RABI), CO-4, MANAK (H-77-216), PUSA-84, T.VISHAKHA-1, T-15-15, TAT-10, CO-2, CO-3, CO-5, SA-1, BAHAR, ICPL-87 (PRAGATI), MARUTI (ICP-8863), TAT - 5, PUSA-33, TTB-7, T-7, JAGRITI (ICPL-151), ICPH-8, JA-4, GUJARAT TUR-100, GUJARAT VEGETABLE TUVER-1, CO-6, ICPL-87119 (ASHA), PUSA-855, PUSA-9, VAMBAN-1, BSMR-175, KONKAN TUR-1,AL-201, MADHIRA-66, BSMR-736, JAWAHAR KM-7, PPH-4, COPH-1, COPH-2, AMAR (KA-32-1), NARENDRA ARHAR-1 (NDA-88-2), PARAS (H-82-1), SARITA, DURGA (ICPL-84031), MALVIYA VIKALP (MA-3), AZAD K 91-25 (M), APK-1 (ARG-102), VAMBAN-2 (VRG-4), LAXMI (ICPL-85063), TS-3, SELECTION-31, BSMR-853 (VAISHALI), Malviya Vikash (MA-6), Pusa-992, GT-101, CO(RG)-7 CORG-9701, Malviya Chamawtkar (MAL-13), Pusa-991, VBN(Rg)3, Pusa-2001, BRG-1, Lam-41, Palem Khandi (PRG-158), GTH-1 (SKNPCH-10), TT401, IC-550413, Jawahar Tur JKM-189, Amol (BDN 708), Vipula, VBN (Rg) 3, VL Arhar-1, Narendra Arhar-2 (NDA-98-1), Pusa - 2001, Pusa 2002, PAU-881 (AL-1507), Surya (MRG-1004), TJT 501, BRG-2, WRP-1, Pant Arhar-291 (PA-291), Rajeevlochan, TS-3R, Anand Grain Tur-2 (AGT-2), BDN 711 (BDN 2004-3), PHULE-12, PKV TARA (TAT - 9629), BRG-4 (BRG 10-2), ICPH 2671, LRG-52, BRG 3, GT-103 (Gujarat Tur – 103), CRG 2012-25 Redgram (Pigeonpea) CO9, DA-2012-1 (Rajendra Arhar-1), GT-104 (NPMK-15-05), Bheema GRG-152, IPH 15-03, MPV-106 (RANI), Pant Arhar 6 (PA 421)

Moisture Foreign matter Other edible grains Damaged grains Weevilled grains
    organic inorganic      
Special 10 0.1 nil 0.5 0.5 3
Standard 12 0.5 0.1 0.5 2 5
General 14 0.75 0.25 2 5 10

General Characteristics:-

  1. Be the dried and mature seeds of Pulse (Cajanus cajan);

  2. Be sweet, clean, wholesome, uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable conditions

  3. Be free from living and dead insects, fungus infestation, added colouring matter, moulds, obnoxious smell, discolouration

  4. Be free from rodent hair and excreta

  5. Be free from toxic or noxious seeds viz. Crotolaria (Crotolaria spp.), Corn cockle (Agrostemma githago L.), Castor bean (Ricinus communis L.), Jimson weed (Dhatura spp.), Argemone mexicana, Khesari and other seeds that are commonly recognized as harmful to health

  6. Uric acid and Aflatoxin shall not exceed 100 milligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively

  7. Comply with the restrictions in regard to poisonous metals (rule-57), crop contaminants (rule 57-A), naturally occurring toxic substances (rule 57-B), use of insecticides (rule-65) and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time (Note: Since PFA 1955 has been repealed by FSSA 2006, the para may be read as “It shall comply with restrictions in regard to Aflatoxins, Heavy Metals, Insecticide or Pesticide residue, naturally occurring toxic substances, Microbial load or other food safety requirements as specified in the Food Safety and Standards (Contaminants, Toxins and Residues) Regulations, 2011 and the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 or any other Regulation notified under the Food Safety and Standards Act,2006 for domestic trade”).

Arhar shall be

  1. Clean, wholesome, reasonably uniform in size, shape and colour characteristic to the variety

  2. Free from any obnoxious smell and fungus infestation Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Moisture (% by wt) Max 10.0 12.0 14.0
ii Foreign matter(% by wt) Max 1.0 1.5 2.0
iii Other edible grains (% by wt) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
iv Damaged/Discoloured grains(% by wt) Max 2.5 3.5 5.0
v Weevilled Grains (% by count) Max 3.0 5.0 10.0
v Admixture (% by wt) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
v Immature & Shriveled grains(% by wt) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Uric Acid Not more than 100mg/kg
ii Aflatoxin Not more than 30 microgram/kg


  • 5 % or minimum one container shall be randomly selected for sampling

  • 250 gm shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample

  • 250 gm shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample.


  • Foreign matter: includes husk, straws, weed seeds, other inedible grains, metallic pieces, sand, gravel, dirt, pebbles, stones, lumps of earth, clay, mud and animal filth etc

  • Other Edible Grains: means any edible grains (including oil seeds) other than the one which is under consideration

  • Damaged Grains: means grains that are sprouted or internally damaged as a result of heat, microbe, moisture or weather and mechanical injured grains in case of whole pulses

  • Weevilled grains: means grains that are partially or wholly bored by insects injurious to grains but does not include germ eaten grains and egg spotted grains

  • Immature & Shriveled Grains means kernels or pieces of kernels that are not fully developed.

  • Admixture means the presence of a variety of the same grain other than the variety in consideration.

Optional parameters are voluntary and may be analyzed as per buyer-seller agreement.

Total Shelf Life - 12 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 3 Months

Number of Extensions - 2*3 Months

Weight Tolerance - Loss or gain equivalent to 70% of the decrease or increase in the moisture content during storage