Ministry of Agriculture13-March, 2012 17:26 IST
Demand for Organic Food Items Rising
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            Demand for organic food items is on the rise during the last few years. According to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), production of certified organic agri-products for the last 3 years is as under:

2008-09

(Million tonnes)

2009-10

(Million tonnes)

2010-11

(Million tonnes)

1.62

1.70

3.88

             

Government is providing incentives to cultivators of organic food products under the "National Horticulture Mission" (NHM) @ Rs 10,000/- per ha for maximum area of 4 ha per beneficiary, setting up of vermi-compost units, @50% of the cost, subject to a maximum of Rs 30,000/- per beneficiary and organic farming certification  @ Rs. 5.00 lakh for a group of farmers covering an area of 50 ha.

 

            This information was given by Shri Harish Rawat, Minister of State for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

 

 

 

MP:SB: CP: organic (13.3.2012)    

                                                                                                                       

 

 


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