Organic Farming in India

Organic Farming - India
Organic Farming - India

Organic Farming in The Country

By PIB Delhi

As on date 4, 53,622 farmers are practicing organic farming under Participatory Guarantee

System (PGS India) and 11, 47,401 farmers are registered in TraceNet under third party certification.

The estimated value of domestic organic market was Rs. 500-1000 crores as per Yes Bank study published in 2015. As per the ASSOCHAM and E&Y report published in 2018, the domestic organic   market   was   valued at Rs. 2500   crores including Rs. 1500 crores in organised retail and Rs. 1000 crores by farmers’ direct market.During last two years different brands have been developed at State level for organic food market under the Mission Organic Value Chain Development in North East region (MOVCDNER) and Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) schemes. The details are given at Annexure I.Export has been initiated from Assam, Manipur, Nagaland and Mizoram to Africa, UK & US, Australia and Italy respectively. Market linkage of producer clusters with some major agri-business, phytochemical and online grocery stores have also been established.

Government of India has been promoting organic farming under two dedicated schemes namely MissionOrganic Value Chain Development North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) and Parampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) since 2015 through State Governments. Under these schemes, support has been provided for formation of farmers’ clusters/ Farmer Producer Organisation; incentives to farmers for input procurement, value addition including post harvest infrastructure creation, packaging, branding, publicity, transportation, organic fairs etc.. Organic Farming has also been supported under other schemes viz Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) and Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), Network Project on Organic Farming under ICAR. Third party certification of organic farming is promoted by Agriculture Processed Food and Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce.

The fund allocated and expenditure incurred under PKVY and MOVCDNER schemes is given at Annexure ll.  

Annexure l

BRANDS DEVELOPED UNDER MISSON ORGANIC VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT FOR NORTH EASTER REGION (MOVCDNER).                                                                                                        

S.No.Name of the StateBrand Name / Trademarks
1Arunachal PradeshOrganic Arunachal
2ManipurOrganic Manipur
3MizoramMission Organic Mizoram
4NagalandNaga Organic
5SikkimSikkim Organic Mission
6TripuraTripura Organic (Under Process)
7AssamOrganic Assam


S.No.StatesBrand Name
1   Madhya PradeshMade in Mandla
2   UttarakhandOrganic Uttarakhand
3   Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Organic Product (TOP)
4   MaharashtraSahi organic, Nasik Organic & Gadchirrolia Organic Farming
5   JharkhandJaivik Jharkhand , from the land of Jharkhand
6   ChhatisgarhAadim brand of Bhoomi Gadi FPO, Bastar Naturals
7   PunjabFive Rivers
8   TripuraTripureshwari Fresh