India's Export Of Organic Food Products Up 39% In 2017-18

The total volume of exports during 2017-18 was 4 58 lakh tones
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India has exported organic products worth $515 million in the financial year 2017-18, showing that the demand for Indian organic food products is on the constant rise worldwide.

The country registered an increase of about 39%, which is more than the products worth $370 million exported in the previous year. The total volume of exports during 2017-18 was 4.58 lakh tones.

Tarun Bajaj, General Manager, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), said, "The major demands under the organic product category are for oil seeds, cereals & millets, sugar, fruit juice concentrates, tea, spices, pulses, dry fruits, medicinal plant products etc. Though USA, European Union member countries and Canada were the biggest buyers of organic products, many new countries like Israel, Vietnam, Mexico are also taking interest recently." 

"India is also negotiating with Canada, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan for equivalency with NPOP. In addition, the traceability system Tracenet established by APEDA for certification and export of organic products also helps India to maintain the credibility and traceability of certified products." Bajaj added.

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