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India to treble export of organic products by 2020

In April, the govt liberalised the quantity ceilings on organic products

Dilip Kumar Jha  |  Mumbai 

Export of organically made products, both food and non-food, is likely to grow threefold in the four years to 2020, following the government's relaxation on quota limits. According to the Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (Apeda), Indian farmers produced around 1.35 million tonnes (mt) of certified organic products in 2015-16 which include all varieties of food products namely sugarcane. Of this, export was 263,687 tonnes, worth $298 million (Rs 1,900 crore). Through a notification dated April 19, the Directorate General of ...

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First Published: Thu, April 27 2017. 03:06 IST
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