Indian organic products, nutraceuticals and health foods are gaining more demand in overseas market. India’s export of organic food products rose by more than 51 per cent to ₹ 7,078 crore ($ 1,040 million) during April-February (2020-21) compared to the same period in the previous fiscal (2019-20). In terms of quantity, the exports of organic food products grew by 39 per cent to 888,179 tonnes during April-February (2020-21) compared to 638,998 tonnes shipped in April- February (2019-20).
The growth in organic products have been achieved despite logistical and operational challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Organic products are exported provided they are produced, processed, packed and labelled as per the requirements of the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP). The NPOP certification is recognised by the European Union,Switzerland and even United Kingdom post BREXIT. This enables India to export unprocessed plant products to these countries without additional certification. NPOP also facilitates export of Indian organic products to the UK even after Brexit. Organic indeed is the future.