Export of Organic Foodgrains

The National Centre for Organic Farming (NCOF), under the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, is the nodal organization for organic farming in the country. NCOF implements the National Project on Organic Farming (NPOF) to promote production, certification and marketing of organic products. The National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP), introduced by the Department of Commerce, is aimed at regulation and promotion of organic production for exports.

The promotion of exports of organic products is a continuous process. The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), an autonomous organisation under the administrative control of Department of Commerce, has been mandated with implementation of NPOP and export promotion of organic products. APEDA provides assistance to the exporters of organic products under various components of its export promotion scheme. APEDA also undertakes various activities to promote exports of organic products viz. addition of new products under NPOP, making efforts to get NPOP standards recognized by the importing countries, promoting ‘India Organic’ brand through participation in international trade fairs and exhibitions, organising Buyer-Seller Meets (BSMs), organising capacity building and outreach programmes etc.

India’s exports of organic products amounted to USD 1.04 billion during 2020-21. Organic foodgrains are being exported from the country mainly under the category Cereal & Millets. During 2020-21, 59908 MT of organic products under the category ‘Cereal & Millets’, worth 76 million USD, have been exported from India under the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).

The Government of India has been promoting Organic farming in the country, including in Bundelkhand and Uttarakhand, through dedicated schemes namely ParamparagatKrishiVikasYojana (PKVY) and Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16 to cater to the needs of domestic and export markets respectively. Marketing and branding have been integral part of organic farming schemes. Assistance of Rs 6800/ ha under PKVY and Rs 5000/ ha under MOVCDNER is provided for marketing, branding and trade. Brand ‘Organic Uttarakhand’ has been developed under PKVY for the State of Uttarakhand.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Smt. Anupriya Patel, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.



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Chêne Bleu Organic Wines is Giving Thanks This November with a Pop-Up Tasting Room & Wine Shop

 Award-winning French winery Chêne Bleu is hosting a pop-up tasting room and wine shop at the Linley Showroom on Pimlico Road in London, bringing a taste of Provence to the UK. The private tastings will start on Monday, 22 November and run through Saturday, 27 November from 10am-6pm every day. Celebrate this festive time with private tastings, complimentary delivery to any UK address, access to unique collections of Chêne Bleu wines and LINLEY gifts, and luxury wine and gift hampers.

During the “Giving Thanks” pop-up residence, Chêne Bleu will be offering new vintage tastings of their full range of critically acclaimed wines: Le Rosé, Abélard and Héloïse, the flagship white, Aliot, and the ever-popular Astralabe and Viognier, all of which will be available to purchase or order at the event. The temporary tasting room will be located in the stunning LINLEY Showroom flagship store in Belgravia. Visitors can discover the wines and explore famed furniture designer David Linley’s full collection, just in time for the holiday season.

Visitors can meet with Nicole Rolet, Principal of Chêne Bleu, Bryan Houde, Director of Private Client Sales, and Karen Glennon, Director of Hospitality at La Verrière, the medieval priory where Chêne Bleu is produced, which has been converted into an award-winning eco-conscious luxury guest house and rental estate, www.laverriere.com.

“Since it’s not easy for wine enthusiasts from the UK to visit us at our winery in the South of France at the moment, we are excited to bring a taste of Provence to London this November,” said Nicole Rolet. “Throughout the five days we will be showcasing our family’s organic and sustainably-made wines while giving thanks as we lead into the holiday season.”

David Linley, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, son of Princess Margaret and former chairman of Christie’s, is one of the most renowned British furniture makers and designers. His timeless collectible pieces and bespoke works are found in the most discriminating homes around the world and include a collection of elegant wine accessories and glassware that we’ve paired with our wines and will be available for purchase at the pop-up.

The Linley Showroom is located on 60 Pimlico Rd, London SW1W 8LP. Access to the pop-up tasting room is free, and walk-ins are welcome but with limited capacity, it is recommended that visitors book a private tasting online at: https://www.chenebleu.com/linley.

About Chêne Bleu

Chêne Bleu is an organic winery situated on an ancient site in the up-and-coming Ventoux wine region of Southern France. The Chêne Bleu estate, La Verrière, enjoys an unusual juxtaposition of southerly location and pronounced altitude, resulting in rich flavours and textures typical of the Southern Rhône, along with the freshness and finesse more characteristic of the cooler climate Northern Rhône. Its position on the side of the ridge of Europe’s tectonic plate lends a distinctive and elegant minerality to the wines. The estate’s pioneering ecology-minded organic, biodynamic and sustainable practices are aimed at preserving the pristine natural environment but also the well-being of consumers who shun chemicals and artificial ingredients in their wines. These unique factors work together to produce vines that flourish and vintages that are in complete respect of nature yet remain elegant, refined, and complex. The Chêne Bleu portfolio includes two flagship red wines, Abélard and Héloïse, the flagship white wine, Aliot, the gastronomic Le Rosé, Viognier and Astralabe. For more information on Chêne Bleu visit www.chenebleu.com and www.laverriere.com.


David Linley founded his eponymous brand LINLEY in 1985 with the aim of designing and manufacturing furniture of the highest quality, encompassing Retail, Architectural Interior Design, Bespoke as well as Fitted Kitchens & Cabinetry.

30 years on, the now well-established British design company LINLEY creates bespoke furniture, interiors, collectable pieces and luxury gifts and accessories that showcase the finest British design and craftsmanship. Over the years, LINLEY has gained a reputation as a leader of modern marquetry creating beautifully unique products using woods and inlay in an imaginative, distinctive way.

Chêne Bleu Wine

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Production of Organic Manure through Agricultural Wastes and Animal Dung

Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) has developed improved technologies for the preparation of quality composts namely Vermi compost, bio-enriched compost, Mineral-enriched compost (such as Phospho-Sulpho-Nitro compost, Phospho compost), and rapo-compost from different biomass including animal excreta etc. Besides, lignocellulolytic microbial consortium has been developed for reducing the period of composting within 30-45 days depending upon the substrate used.

Under Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme (CISS), credit linked back ended subsidy is provided  to private agencies through NABARD @33% of total financial outlay subject to the maximum of Rs 63 lakh/ unit against total financial outlay of Rs.190.00 lakh for maximum capacity of 100 tonnes per day of Fruit & Vegetable Agro Composting Unit, while State and Central Government agencies are provided 100% assistance with maximum limit of Rs 190.00 lakh.

The Government is providing input subsidy @ Rs 31000/ha under Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana and @ Rs 32000/ ha under Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region  for promoting use of bio and organic fertilizers. ICAR provides technical backstopping and imparts training, organizes front-line demonstrations etc. to educate farmers on production of organic manure through utilization of agricultural wastes and animal dung etc. as and when required.

State-wise details of fruit and vegetable compost units established under Capital Investment Subsidy Scheme (CISS) through NABARD since 2004.

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



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Features of Organic Farming

Organic farming is a sustainable agriculture system that excludes the use of synthetic inputs in farming and relies on on-farm inputs such as crop residues, farmyard manure, enriched composts, vermi-compost, oil cakes, bio-fertilizers etc for nutrient management of crops. Similarly, pests and diseases are managed by eco-friendly farming practices of crop rotation, trap crops, bio-pesticides like neem-based formulations, bio control agents, mechanical traps, stale seed bed etc. adoption of organic farming practices produces safe food, reduces cost of production, improves soil health and health in mitigating the climate change and global warming by reducing dependence on chemical fertilizers

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 for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) since 2015-16 to cater to the needs of domestic and export markets respectively.  Both the schemes stress on end to end support to organic farmers i.e. from production to certification and marketing. Post harvest management support including processing, packing, marketing is made integral part of these schemes to encourage organic farmers including in the State of Rajasthan and Assam.

Under PKVY farmers are provided financial assistance of Rs 50,000 per hectare/ 3 years is given, out of which Rs. 31,000 (61%) is provided directly through DBT for inputs bio fertilisers, bio-pesticides, organic manure, compost, vermi-compost, botanical extracts etc.

In Rajasthan, since 2015-16, a total of Rs 97.60 crore has been released for 6150 clusters for 1.23 lakh ha area and 3.07 lakh farmers have been benefited. An amount of total Rs 23.81 crore has been released to Assam for 220 clusters benefitting 11000 farmers for 4400 ha area taken up in 2015-16 under this scheme. As of now North Eastern Region is not part of PKVY, since a dedicated scheme, Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER), was launched. Farmers are given assistance of Rs 25000/ha/3 years for, organic inputs including organic manure and bio-fertilizers etc. for NE States including the State of Assam. In Assam, since 2015-16, a total amount of Rs 56.12 crore has been released. Total 6,926 ha area has been covered benefiting 10,165 farmers and 18 FPC has been formed against the target of 10,000 ha area and 20 Farmers Producers Company (FPC).

The demand of organic farming has increased in domestic market during last few years. According to the joint study of ASSOCHAM –EY, the domestic organic market is growing @ 17% and the projected demand of organic food market is likely to cross 87.1 crore by 2021 from the Rs. 53.3 crore in 2016. The demand in international market has also increased in last 3 years.