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Commodity Code - 30
Commodity Name - Ragi (Finger Millet)
Commodity Scientific Name - Eleusine coracana L. Gaetn


AKP-1, AKP-3, AKP-4, AKP-5,AKP-6, BR-407, INDAF-6, K-2, Ram cheena, Shyam Cheena, V -27, V -306, Varada, 5-6, INDAF-11 (WHITE RAGI), TLS, MURKY, NANGKATNA, CO-4, CO.1, PR-230, IE-28, H-22, ES-11(GIDDA RAGI), ES-13, K-1 (KOLAR GIDDA RAGI), R-0870, HAGARI-1 (H-1), CO-3, CO. 1, CO. 2, CO-5, CO-6, ARUNA, VZM-1, VZM-2, UDAY, CAUVERY, CO. 8, HAMSA, POORNA, CO. 9, KALYANI, AKP-2, CO-10, PR-202, DIBYASING, HR -374, GODAVARI, HPB 7-6, INDAF-1, INDAF-3, INDAF-5, SHAKTI, VL MADHUA-101, NIRMAL, PES-176, SARADHA (CO-7), CO-11, CO.7, K-5, K-6, K-7, VL MADUA-204, HASTA (INDAF-7), NILACHAL, PES-110, RATNAGIRI (PR-1044), SIMHADRI, GUJRAT NAGLI-1, BIRSA MARUA-1, CO-12, PAIYUR-1, KBR-1 (HR-911), ANNAPURNA, INDAF-8, CO.3(MS -1307), HR-911, GUJARAT NAGLI-2, INDAF-9, CO-13, KM-13, RAU-8, TRY-1, VL MADUA-124, VL RAGI-149, A-404, GAUTAMI (PR-1158-9), DAPOLI-1, PADMAVATHI (PPR-2350), BIRSA MARUA-2 (EC-50-90), KM-65, MR-2, VL RAGI-146, CHAMPAVATHI (VR-708), GPU-28, MR-1, MARUTHI, BAHIRABI (BM-9-1), SUVRA (OUAT-2), GPU-26, CHILIKA (OEB-10), GPU-45, GPU 26 (Germ Plasm Unit 26), L-5, CO(Ra)-14, VL Mandua 324, VL Mandua-315, Bharathi (VR-762), Divya (MR-6), ML-365, Rathna (GPU-48), Paiyur(Ra)2, PRM-1, Sri Chaitanya (VR-847), GPU 67, DHRS 1, KMR-301 (GOWRI), PRM-2, KMR-1, VL Mandua 347 (VL 347), Indira Ragi-1 (BR-7), HIMA, PHULE, NACHANI, VL-352, KMR 204, Phule Nachani - 1 (KOPN-235) , VL Mandua - 352 (VL 352, VL MANDUA 352, CO 15, ARJUN, GN-8 (WN-585), TIRUMALA (PPR 1012), VL 380 (VL Mandua 380), VR 929 Vegavathi

Grades Moisture (*Maximum Limits Of Tolerance (Per Cent By Weight)) Foreign Matter (*Maximum Limits Of Tolerance (Per Cent By Weight)) Other Edible Grains (*Maximum Limits Of Tolerance (Per Cent By Weight)) Damaged Shrivelled Grains (*Maximum Limits Of Tolerance (Per Cent By Weight)) Immature Grains (*Maximum Limits Of Tolerance (Per Cent By Weight)) Weevilled Grains(*Maximum Limits Of Tolerance(Per Cent By Weight))
    Organic Inorganic        
grade I 12 0.1 nil 1 1 2 0.1
grade II 12 0.25 0.1 1.5 2 3 0.2
grade III 14 0.5 0.25 2 3 4 0.3
grade IV 14 0.75 0.25 4 5 4 0.5

General Characteristics:-

  1. Be the dried mature grains of Eleusine coracana L. Gaetn;

  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. (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”).

Assaying Parameters as per Uniform Specification notified by the Government of India for Kharif Marketing Season - 2020-21 Refractions Maximum Limits (%)
1 Foreign Matter* 1.0
2 Other foodgrains 1.0
2 Other foodgrains 1.0
3 Damaged Grains 1.0
4 Slightly damaged grains 2.0
5 Moisture content 12.0


* 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.



Ragi shall be

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

  2. Free from obnoxious smell and fungus infestation. Tradable parameters Range-1 Range-2 Range-3
A Essential
i Moisture(% by wt) Max 12.0 14.0 16.0
ii Admixture (% by wt) Max 1.0 2.0 3.0
iii Immature & Shriveled grains(% by wt) Max 4.0 6.0 8.0
iv Foreign matter(% by wt) Max 0.1 0.6 1.0
v Other edible grains(% by wt) Max 3.0 4.0 6.0
vi Damaged/Discoloured grains(% by wt) Max 5.0 7.0 10.0
vi Weevilled Grains (% by count) Max 2.0 4.0 6.0
B Optional (Industrial/Processors)
i Uric Acid Not more than 100mg/kg


  • 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

  • 250g 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/Discoloured 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 & 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