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Government of India
Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
11-May-2012 17:49 IST
Production of Organic Food going Up

 

                Organic food is becoming popular in the country during the last few years.  According to Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), production  of certified organic food products for the last three 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 producers of organic food products under the National Horticulture Mission (NHM) @ Rs.10,000/- per hectare for maximum area of 4 hectare per beneficiary, setting up of vermi0-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 hectare.

 

            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 Rajya Sabha today.

 

 

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