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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
21-June-2019 17:57 IST
Organic Farming in The Country

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 Mission Organic 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 State

Brand Name / Trademarks

1

Arunachal Pradesh

Organic Arunachal

2

Manipur

Organic Manipur

3

Mizoram

Mission Organic Mizoram

4

Nagaland

Naga Organic

5

Sikkim

Sikkim Organic Mission

6

Tripura

Tripura Organic (Under Process)

7

Assam

Organic Assam

 

 

 

BRANDS DEVELOPED UNDER PARAMPARAGAT KRISHI VIKAS YOJANA

 

S.No.

States

Brand Name

1

   Madhya Pradesh

Made in Mandla

2

   Uttarakhand

Organic Uttarakhand

3

   Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Organic Product (TOP)

4

   Maharashtra

Sahi organic, Nasik Organic & Gadchirrolia Organic Farming

5

   Jharkhand

Jaivik Jharkhand , from the land of Jharkhand

6

   Chhatisgarh

Aadim brand of Bhoomi Gadi FPO, Bastar Naturals

7

   Punjab

Five Rivers

8

   Tripura

Tripureshwari Fresh

 

 

 

           

Annexure ll

 

Expenditure Status under Mission Organic Value Chain Development (MOVCDNER)

                                                                                                             

           (Rs. in crore)

Year

Allocation

Expenditure

2017-18

100.00

66.22

2018-19

182.93

174.78

Total

282.93

241.00

 

 

                                               

     Expenditure Status Under Paramparagat  Krishi Vikas Yojana(PKVY)

                                                                                              (Rs in crore)

Year

Allocation

Expenditure

2017-18

250.00

203.46

2018-19

335.91

329.46

Total

585.91

532.92

 

This information was given in a written reply by the Union Minister of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar in Rajya Sabha today.

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