Grading of food grains and oil seeds

Mandi Board has started the scheme of Grading of Foodgrains & oilseeds in 89 markets of the state. Under this scheme wheat, paddy, Toria (rape seed), Sarson(Mustard seed) and sunflower seeds are graded in the market before auction. Samples are drawn from the heaps of the produce for measuring different parameters, Such as moisture, dust and dirt, trash, weevilled, shrivelled and damaged grains, grains of other varieties and other commodities and foreign matter etc. The grade cards are displayed on heaps before auction. Grading staff has been goto trained from the Government of India. The future programme includes laboratory analysis of important quality factors of commodites. The buyer shall be encouraged to pay price to the farmer on the basic of scientific information.