Maize

Commodity Code - 4
Commodity Name - Maize
Commodity Scientific Name - Zea mays L
wheat

 

DMRH-1301, VMH-45, VMH-53, COMH-6, DMH-117, DMH-121, HQPM-1, RAJENDRA HYBRID MAKKA-1, MAHI DHAWAL, GANGA-11, PUSA COMPOSITE-1, PUSA COMPOSITE-2, DHM-105, HYBRID MAIZE GANGA-1, BIO SEED-9681, BIO-9637, JKMH-175, PMH-1, SAKTHIMAN-2, SHAKRIMAN-3, HQPM-7, PANT SANKUL MAKKA-3, BAJAURA MAKKA, VIVEK MAIZE HYBRID 33, VIVEK QPM 9, DHM-109, DHM-107, RAJINDRA HY. MAKKA NO.2, PEHM-1, PEHM-2, JKMH-502, PMH 4, BIO 605, RAJASHREE - GPM-456

  AP I AP II AP III AP IV AP V AP VI AP VII
Grades Moisture Foreign Matter Other Edible Grains Damaged Grains Immature and Shrivelled Grains Weevilled Grains
    organic inorganic        
Grade I 12 0.1 nil 0.5 5 2.0 2
Grade II 12 0.25 0.1 1 10 4.0 4
Grade III 14 0.5 0.25 2 15 6.0 6
Grade IV 14 0.75 0.25 3 15 6.0 8

General Characteristics:-

  1. Be the dried mature grain of Zea mays L.

  2. Be sweet, hard, clean, wholesome uniform in size, shape, colour and in sound merchantable condition;

  3. Be free from added colouring matter, moulds, weevils, obnoxious substances, discolouration, poisonous seeds and all other impurities except to the extent indicated in the schedule;

  4. Uric acid and aflatoxin shall not exceed 100 miligrams and 30 micrograms per kilogram respectively;

  5. Be free from rodent hair and excreta;

  6. Comply with the restrictions in regard to pesticides / insecticides residue (Rule 65), poisonous metals (Rule 57), naturally occurring toxic substances (Rule 57-B) and other provisions prescribed under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955 and as amended from time to time.

Maize 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 of Range Designation

S.no. Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Moisture(% by wt) Max 12.0 14.0 16.0
ii Foreign matter(% by wt) Max 1.5 2.0 3.0
iii Admixture/Other edible grains(% by wt) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
iv Damaged/ immature & Shriveled grains(% by wt) Max 7.0 10.0 15.0
v Weevilled Grains (% by count) Max 4.0 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

Sampling

  • 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.

Definitions

  • 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 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.

  • Immature & Shrivelled 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.

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