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Source: Government of India

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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