CHARACTERISTIC OF KENDU LEAVES OF DIFFERENT GRADE
(PROCESSED KENDU LEAVES)
||Size and body condition
||22 cms.up in length and 8 cms.up in width, free frompubeent,mould dirt,crack,pliable midrib and veins not prominent, leaf bladesnot wavy.
||Should not include immature leaves.The bundle may contain upto 20% of II grade leaves.
||Same as I grade
||18 cms.up in length and 8 cms.up in width.Rest all like I grade.
||Should not include immature leaves.The bundle may contain upto 10% of III grade leaves.
||Greenish to Greenish yellow, greenish gray
||Leaves above 15 cms.Length may be little pubescent with slightly prominent veins free from mould, dirt & other defects.Leaf blade may be slightly wavy which will not effect production of Bidi
||Bundle may contain upto 10% of quality IV- S.
|IV - S
||Same as Quality - III
||Thin to medium
||15 cms.up in length pubcent may contain mould cracks upto 10% of leaf area.Prominent midrib and veins leaf blade may be wavy.
||Bundles may contain upto 10% grade IV -M leaves.
|IV - M
||Same as quality- III
||Thin to medium
||12 cms.up in length. Others same as IV - S.
||Bundle may contain upto 10% of quality IV and contain slightly immature leaves.
||Mixed Color leaves fit for manufacture of Bidi.
||Mixed Sized and shape,hairy , valvity with prominent veins, uneven, surface, mould or blemishes or holes together not exceeding 20% of the leaf area.
||May contain upto 10% below specification leaves fit for making one Bidi will be accepted.
Their may be further two grades as under.
M - 1 Mixture of leaves of I & II grades in the proportion of 1 : 1.
M - III mixture of leaves of III & IV- S grades in the proportion of 1 : 1.
Their shall be no gradings in respect of Phal leaves.
NB - Leaf length is to be calculated from the starting of leaf area and not from petiole.