Schedule showing the maximum permissible limits of different refractions in Fair Average Quality of Wheat. arent=1&check=0

UNIFORM SPECIFICATION FOR GRADE µA¶ & COMMON RICE (MARKETING SEASON 2009-2010) Rice shall be in sound merchantable condition, sweet, dry, clean, wholesome, of good food value, uniform in colour and size of grains and free from moulds, weevils, obnoxious smell, admixture of unwholesome poisonous substances, Argemone mexicana andLathyrus sativus (Khesari) in any form, or colouring agents and all impurities except to the extent in the schedule below. It shall also conform to PFA Standards: SCHEDULE OF SPECIFICATION S. No. Refractions Maximum Limit (%) Grade µA¶ Common


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Brokens* Raw Parboiled Foreign Matter** Raw/ Parboiled Damaged # /Slightly Damaged Grains Raw Parboiled Discoloured Grains Raw Parboiled Chalky Grains Raw Red Grains Raw/Parboiled Admixture of lower class Raw/ Parboiled Dehusked Grains Raw/ Parboiled Moisture content @ Raw/ Parboiled

25.0 16.0 0.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 5.0 3.0 6.0 12.0 14.0

25.0 16.0 0.5 3.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 5.0 3.0 12.0 14.0

* Including 1% small brokens. ** 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.

@ Rice (both raw and Parboiled) can be procured with moisture content upto a maximum limit of 15% with value cut. The bank guarantee is to be released by the Corporation. Damaged foodgrains is further catagorised into (i) feed I (ii) feed II (iii) feed III (iv) Industrial use (v) manure and (vi) dumping. with F. Rates for disposal of damaged foodgrains. The Food Corporation of India has also recently issued stringent terms. feed-I and feed-II is used as cattle feed where as feed ±III is suitable to poultry / fishery feed etc.nic. only after verification that the damaged food grain has been completely converted into feed by the concerned feed manufacturer. are duly informed about the sale of these damaged foodgrains to ensure that these feed manufacturers use the food grain lifted by them for the purpose intended and not misused. value cut will be applicable at the rate of full value. under the prescribed regulations/rules framed by the respective State Governments. http://fcamin. Regions. Between 14% to 15% moisture.# Including pin point damaged grains. In case of default by the manufacturer.C. (i) Disposal to State owned Departments and agencies thereunder: . requiring these registered feed manufacturers to furnish bank guarantee equal to the value of damaged foodgrains with one years validity from the date of lifting of stocks. The State Governments. with whom vests the executive authority.I. There will be no value cut up to 14%. PFA Standards Categorisation of damaged ent=1&check=0 Damaged food grain stocks available in the Corporation godowns are disposed off through limited tender/auction amongst the feed manufacturers registered. the bank guarantee will be encashed by the Food Corporation of India and defaulter will also be liable for criminal action. Of the feed categories of damaged foodgrains.

50 153.00 274.. any time. may be obtained from the Regional offices or its Wabsite No«««««.00 The Government is free to revise the criteria for fixation of Reserve Prices and amount thereof. All the powers in respect of disposal of damaged foodgrains. which are as under quintal) Category Rice Feed cat. The information in respect of availability of damaged foodgrains in the Regions and the tender schedule fixed for disposal etc. Person to contact for purchase of damaged foodgrains. including registration with the FCI which is absolutely required for getting supply of damaged foodgrains form the FCI. except fixation of Reserve Prices. Regional Managers of the FCI posed in its Regional Offices.I Feed cat.II Feed owned Department / agencies are advised to have running rates contracts with the FCI in which rates for the various categories at and above the Reserve Prices are fixed by negotiation for the specific period of the contract. therefore. It there is no rate contract with a Department / agency.00 Reserve Price damaged foodgrains Wheat 457. Fixation of Reserve Prices.50 207. The prospective buyers may. http://fcamin. damaged foodgrains is disposed at the highest rate amongst rat running contract rate. contact the Regional Managers in the respective Regional Offices for all the matters related with disposal of damaged foodgrains.59 61.50 366.nic. The present Reserve Prices for the various categories of damaged foodgrains are the certain percentages of the Central Issue Price the APL allocations of the respective commodities. (ii) Disposal through tender. if any.50 498. highest rate of last three tenders or the highest rate obtained in the last tender. are available with the Sr.asp?Section=Open%20Market%20Sale&id_pk=13&ParentID=0 Damaged foodgrain are sold to Registered Feed Manufacturers.III Industrial Use Manure 622. Reserve Prices for disposal of various categories of damaged foodgrains are fixed by the Government of India (Department of Food and Public Distribution) from time to time. Disposal of damaged foodgrains through tenders is made at the highest rate obtained above the Reserve Price.00 373.50 83. As per the .

e. and ‡ Unorganized sector.94 million BIS has produced guideline feed standards and the industry also has its own guidelines. but the central government has been advising states to introduce their own regulatory standards.laws of land. In 1996/97.fao. Figure 3 (see appendix) provides an overview of the feed production by CLFMA members. with poultry feeds accounting for 1. Currently there is no compulsion to use BIS standards.58 million t. the total feed production was 2. which includes small-scale feed millers or commercial farmers mixing their own feeds for egg production. http://www. Feed Manufacturing Plants are installed under a strict regulation of the concerned State/Union Territory Govt. is resisting this the organized sector of the compound feed industry is facing serious problems resulting from a huge idle capacity. most of the larger co-operatives are also CLFMA members). which is responsible for approximately 50% of the commercial dairy feed rations. http://fciweb.pdf ISSUES IN THE ANIMAL FEED INDUSTRY Standardization and regulation of animal feed manufacturers As already mentioned. which includes both poultry and dairy feed manufacturers. New capacities are being added by global players in the feed business and by national as well as multinational integrators. . In fact. ‡ Co-operative sector.36 million t and cattle and other feeds accounting for 1. The nature of animal feeds and the animal feed industry has completely changed. Based upon the certification and approval of installation of Feed Manufacturing Plants.HTM#P119_24714 The Feed Industry The feed industry can be broadly categorized into the: ‡ Organized sector. to the extent of 50 percent or more. comprising the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers' Association of India (CLFMA). however. (i.. and who are not members of either of the first two sectors. The industry.nic. FCI maintains the list of such Manufacturers after a preliminary verification. There is no shortage of compound animal feeds anywhere in the country. One of the major reasons for opposition is that the government wants to legislate regulation under the Essential Commodities Act 1955 which is considered draconian and totally inappropriate in this context.

which was initiated in Gujarat. In fact. some of the biggest feed mills of the country belong to cooperatives (e. .g. The success of the Indian dairy industry is largely due to the co-operative movement and Operation Flood. Feed supply and milk marketing are often integrated. Amul and Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union Ltd).. based on concentrates (excluding cereals) purchased from feed millers and cereals procured from elsewhere. (So. co-operatives also produce and supply dairy rations. FCI can promote Feed I in the unorganized sector) Egg producers mix their own layer rations on-farm.The bulk of industrial poultry feed production takes place outside the organized sector. Apart from dairy processing and marketing.

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