Govt launches Agmark online system

The government Wednesday launched an online platform for processing applications related to quality certification mark ‘Agmark’ for agricultural products.

Agmark is certification mark that assures conformity to a set of standards approved by the government agency Directorate of Marketing and Inspection.

Key facts:

It is being implemented across the country to conduct quality control functions.

It will be available 24×7.

It will make the process of application is simple, quick, transparent.

Through this online system, certificate of authorization (domestic), permission of laboratories (domestic), permission of printing press and services related to laboratory information management system will be provided online.

The online system will make processes easy, reliable and cost effective.  It also has provisions for online receipt of fees from the applicants as payments can be received in digital mode through bharatkosh.gov.in website.

Agmark is certification mark that assures conformity to set of standards approved by Government agency Directorate of Marketing and Inspection.

It is legally enforced by Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act of 1937 (and amended in 1986).

The present AGMARK standards cover quality guidelines for 205 different commodities spanning a variety of cereals, pulses, vegetable oils, essential oils, fruits & vegetables, and semi-processed products like vermicelli.

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