Agmark Laboratory Directorate of Marketing and Inspection has a set up for quality certification of agricultural produce through the net work of 22 Regional Agmark Laboratories at different places in the country with Central Agmark Laboratory, Nagpur as the apex laboratory. 250 technical persons are working in these laboratories. These laboratories have been established to formulate standards and conduct physical and chemical analysis of agricultural and allied commodities in accordance with APGM Act 1937. Central Agmark Laboratory has the specialized commodity divisions for carrying out research and standardization work more efficiently which include: Agricultural Products (Food grains), Spices and Essential Oils, Oils and Fats, General Chemistry, Livestock Products including microbiology, Toxicology. It evolve/standardize methods of analysis/tests of agricultural and allied commodities and meat products. It also advises on technical matters to various quality control agencies and State Government Grading Laboratories, in relation to grading of various agricultural commodities, food under Agmark.