Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Govt is coming with a integrated agriculture policy on Organic agriculture.

India is leading agri production country in world. Green farm spread a natural beauty in country. With increasing use of pesticides agriculture is polluting with hazardous chemicals. These chemicals are reaching in our food through different food chains. Not only in India it is becoming a global problem. There is huge demand of organic food products. Govt is committed to increase the revenue of farmers through organic farming. There is enormous potential in organic agriculture products export. In next level central govt is coming with idea of promotion of export oriented organic agriculture.it will give a boost to export of organic products. 

As per commerce ministry potential or organic agriculture / organic farming still unexplored. States are tying at there level but there is huge policy level requirement to boost the export oriented organic production. Govt is working on policy to explore the complete potential of export of organic food products and organic farming in India.

Agriculture Ministry, Commerce Ministry and food processing ministries are jointly working on it and preparing a policy.  Commerce ministry with establish some dedicated centre in different states which will assist organic farmers in organic farming and make them capable to brand, promote and sell their organic food products in potential global market. 

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Commerce minister Shri Suresh Prabhu addressed the third meeting of Council of Trade Development and Promotion organised in New Delhi, capital of India. He addressed that “ There is requirement of new agriculture policy which must be focused on export of value added products to potential international destinations, so that our farmer can increase their revenue and income by capturing the international market of organic food products and  organic agriculture. 

He has also asked state govt to explore the various possibilities to increase the export of value added agriculture products in their respective state. There is enormous potential in production of organic agriculture produce. organic farming is major value addition which can multiply the farmer income with same resources and crop.

Govt is assisting farmers in organic farming, training, certification, branding, transportation, marketing of organic produce under “Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana”.  Under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana more than 2,00,000 lac Hectare of agriculture land has covered and there are more than ten thousand clusters. In addition, there is dedicated Mission Organic Value Chain Development for north Eastern states, which is promoting entire organic value chain for organic farming from production to market of organic food products.

In India organic agriculture promoted under NPOP ( National Program for Organic Production). India organic agriculture standards are known as NPOP. India Produce more than 1.35 Million MT certified organic produce on 5.71 Million Hectare certified organic land for organic farming. Other than Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana Organic agriculture is promoted and supported by other schemes like Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture, Network Project on Organic Farming and Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana. There are various certification bodies in India. These bodies certifies the Organic produce after successfully following of organic agriculture method and time to time strict audit. Export of organic produce is monitored under guidelines of APEDA.

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