India to treble export of organic products by 2020

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

Organic vegetables

Organic vegetables. Representational image. Photo courtesy:

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 Foreign Trade liberalised the quantitative restrictions on export of such products.

First Published: Apr 27 2017 | 03:06 AM IST

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