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Organic food exports surge but certification remains a major issue

Lack of synergy between various endorsing agencies is stifling growth, say experts

Organic vegetables. Representational image. Photo courtesy:

Organic vegetables. Representational image. Photo courtesy:

Sanjeeb Mukherjee New Delhi
At a time when India's overall agriculture exports have been stagnating since 2015-16, there is segment within it that has been growing by leaps and bounds. 

Export of organic foods has risen by almost 25 per cent between 2015-16 and 2016-17 from Rs 19.76 billion to Rs 24.78 billion at a time when overall farm exports grew by less than one per cent from Rs 1,074.31 billion to just Rs 1,084.26 billion, official data showed.

Though it is a very small portion of India’s overall agriculture export basket (less than 3 per cent), organic food has shown a consistent increase

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First Published: Mar 28 2018 | 10:57 PM IST

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