Total value of organic products exported from India is Rs 5150.99 crore in 2018-19: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

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Government of India has been promoting Organic farming in the country through dedicated schemes namely Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16. Both the schemes aim at promotion of cluster/ Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) based chemical free, low input cost sustainable organic farming and support farmers from input procurement to market linkages.

The quantity of organic product produced during 2018-19 under Participatory Guarantee System-(PGS)-India and National Programme on Organic Production (NPOP) of Agriculture Processed Food and Export Development Authority (APEDA) is given at Annexure I. The total value of organic products exported from India is Rs 5150.99 crore (for 614089.614 MT).

Assistance of Rs 50,000 per hectare/ 3 years is     provided, out of which Rs. 31,000 (62%) is directly given to the farmers through DBT for inputs (bio-fertilizers, biopesticides, vermicompost, botanical extracts etc) production/ procurement, post harvest management etc in PKVY scheme. Farmers   adopt   low cost Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) of certification for domestic markets.

Assistance of Rs 25000/ ha/ 3 years to farmers  is provided for both on-farm & off-farm organic inputs, and seeds/ planting material in MOVCDNER and third party certified organic farming is encouraged   for export of niche crops.

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.

The major thrust of the Government has shifted from production centric to market linked production so that farmers can get better returns for their produce including organic produce. To further boost production of organic produce, a dedicated web portal https://jaivikkheti.in/ has also been created to connect farmers involved in organic farming with consumers directly for better prices.

Annexure – I

State wise organic product produced during the year 2018-19 under PGS-India and NPOP.   

(In MT)

SL. No. State

Production

PKVY / PGS- certification in Quintal NPOP/ third party certification in MT
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 81061.53 11503.328
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 24688 590.548
3 ASSAM 614953.5 38475.600
4 BIHAR 462362.38 5.655
5 CHHATTISGARH 1330025 14364.670
6 DAMAN AND DIU 50834.77
7 DELHI 1501.25
8 GOA 127 2454.552
9 GUJARAT 190025.69 66106.204
10 HARYANA 57718.3 1362.480
11 HIMACHAL PRADESH 268387.84 6958.207
12 JAMMU AND KASHMIR 50324.5 33878.950
13 JHARKHAND 874674 0.990
14 KARNATAKA 1064238.58 370576.984
15 KERALA 133427.54 25434.583
16 MADHYA PRADESH 1916196.85 738885.703
17 MAHARASHTRA 12474318.83 860976.013
18 MANIPUR 74169.85
19 MEGHALAYA 26481.05 699.340
20 MIZORAM 33011.7
21 ODISHA 337345.97 88948.607
22 PUNJAB 66227.77 744.270
23 RAJASTHAN 125340.75 134612.734
24 TAMIL NADU 884137.27 15739.578
25 TELANGANA 243832.02 2138.287
26 TRIPURA 74253.05 326.023
27 UTTAR PRADESH 2233147.29 142511.574
28 UTTARAKHAND 1235849.1 29601.807
29 WEST BENGAL 158667.27 19872.382
30 Nagaland 189.529
31 Pondicherry 2.500
32 Sikkim 423.811
Total : 25087328.65 2607384.90

Source: Data provided by the accredited Certification Bodies under NPOP on TraceNet  and from PGS-India portal, this includes cereals, Pulses, Fruits etc.

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha today.

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