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Commodity Code - 985
Commodity Name - Rajma
Commodity Scientific Name - Phaseolus vulgaris


BASPA(KRC-8), JAWALA(HPR-12), KAILASH(SRC-74),KANCHAN (HPR-5) TRILOKI(K-198), french yellow, JAMPA IMPROVED, MANUS, VAGHYA, local naga, rice bean, TLS Jwala, Varun, CONTENDER, KENTUCKY WONDER, PREMIER, CANADIAN RED, VL BAUNY BEAN-1, VL-1, VL-2, HIM-1, HANS (HPR-62), JWALA (HPR-12), VL RAJMA-63, PANT ANUPAMA, BIRSA PRIYA, UDAY (PDR-14), MALVIYA RAJMASH-15, ARKA KOMAL (SEL-9), MALVIYA RAJMASH-137 (HUR-137), HPR-35, PANT BEAN-2, TRILOKI RAJMASH, YERCAUD-1, PHULE SUREKHA (KOF B-4), OOTY-1, AMBER (IIPR 96-4), VARUN (ACPR-94040), Gujarat Rajma-1, Swarna Lata(CH-819), Swarna Priya(CH-812), VL Bean-2, VL Rajma-125, Gujarat Rajmash-1 (DPR 88-1-2), Arka Anoop

Grade designation and definitions of the quality of Sal Seed (Shorea Robusta)

Grade moisture foreign matter other edible grains damaged grains weevilled grains
Organic Inorganic
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Special 10 0.10 nil nil 2.0 2.0
Standard 12.0 0.50 0.10 2.0 4.0 6.0
General 14 0.75 0.25 6.0 5.0 10.0

Note: In foreign matter, the impurities of animal origin shall not be more than 0.10 per cent weight.

General Characteristics

Rajma shall –

  1. be the dried and mature seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris

  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under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Rules, 1955, as amended from time to time (Note: Since PFA 1955 has been repealed by FSSA 2006, the para may be read as “It shall comply with restrictions in regard to Aflatoxins, Heavy Metals, Insecticide or Pesticide residue, naturally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”).

Rajma 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 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 12 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.


  • 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 & 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