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.

Assaying Parameters as per Uniform Specification notified by the Government of India for Kharif Marketing Season - 2020-21

 

S.no. Refractions Maximum Limit (%)
1 Foreign Matter* 1.0
2 Other foodgrains 2.0
3 Damaged Grains 1.5
4 Slightly damaged & discoloured grains 4.5
5 Shrivelled & Immature grains 3.0
6 Weevilled grains 1.0
7 Moisture content 14.0

 

* Not more than 0.25% by weight shall be mineral matter and not more than 0.10% by weight shall be impurities of animal origin.

 

Important Note -: Details of Government notification No. 8-4/2020-S&I dated 29.09..2020 in this regard is as under, which needs to be scrupulously followed. These parameters will be applicable only for the stocks procured under Central pool during Kharif Marketing Season (KMS) 2020-21.

 

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