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Commodity Code - 6
Commodity Name - Chana Whole(Bengal Gram)(Gram)
Commodity Scientific Name - Cicer arietinum L


AADHAR, ABHA, ABHAR, ADT-1, AKASH, AKG-119, ALOK, ANNIGERE-1, ANUBHAV, ANURADHA, ARPITA, ASHA, AVRODHI, B-110, B-115 (MAHAMAYA-2), B-124, BDN-9-3, BG-203, BGD-103, BHARATI (ICCV-10), BIDISHA (BG 1084), BIRSA CHANA - 3 (DESI), BR-77, BR-78, C-104, C-214, C-235, CHAFFA, CO.1, CO.2, CO-2, CO-3, CSJ-515, NBEG-47, NBEG-49, NBEG-3, GNG-2144, JG-12, RVG-201, RVG-202, RVG-203, GNG-1958, CSJ-515, RSG-974, GNG-1581, JAKI-9218, DIGVIJAY, JG-63, JG-14,GJG-3, JG-11,

Grades 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 2 2 6
General 16 0.75 0.25 4 5 10

General Characteristics:-

  1. Be the dried mature grain of (Cicer arietinum L)

  2. Have uniform size, shape and colour (Yellow/brown);

  3. Be sweet, hard, clean, wholesome and free from moulds weevils, obnoxious smell, discolouration, admixture of deleterious substances, all other impurities except to the extent indicated in the Schedule;

  4. Be in sound merchantable condition; and

  5. Not have moisture exceeding 12 percent.

Gram shall be-

  1. Clean, wholesome, reasonably uniform in size, shape and colour characteristic to the variety .
  2. Free from obnoxious smell and fungus infestation.

Criteria for Range designation 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 2.0 3.0
iii Admixture/Other edible grains(% by wt) Max 2.0 3.0 4.0
iv Damaged/ immature & Shriveled grains(% by wt) Max 4.0 5.0 7.0
v Weevilled Grains(% by count) Max 3.0 6.0 10.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Uric Acid Not more than 100mg/kg
ii Aflatoxin Not more than 30 microgram/kg
iii Total of foreign matter, other edible grains and damaged grains Not more than 9 percent by weight


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

  • 500g shall be drawn from each selected container and shall be mixed homogenously, called as primary sample.

  • 500g shall be drawn from primary sample called as Laboratory sample.


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

  • 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.

  • Damaged Grains means grains that are sprouted or internally damaged as a result of heat, microbe, moisture or weather and mechanical injury

  • 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.

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

Shelf Life - 12 Months

Initial Validity of e NWR - 6 Months

Extension of e NWR Validity - 3 Months

Number of Extensions - 2x 3Months

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