Principal of Standards
The organic certification process in India follows a set of standard guiding principles laid down by the National Program for Organic Production (NPOP). They are as follows.
- Conversion of land for Organic Farming must be done.
- All inputs to the farm should be natural.
- No Genetically M
- The integrity of all processes (physical, biological, mechanical) must be maintained at all times.
- No contamination from nearby farms or other means must be present.
- Sustainable practices must be followed on the farm.
- Modified inputs or Irradiation technology should be used.
The integrity of all processes (physical, biological, mechanical) must be maintained at all times.
Process of Organic farming Certification in India
Though organic certification can be obtained for all types of agricultural produce including processed food and food served in restaurants, in this post we’ll focus on only agricultural produce. Large scale farmers or small size landholder growers groups (minimum of 25 and maximum of 500 farmers having landed in the same geographical area) can apply for Organic certification of their produce. The point to note here is that the land is not certified as organic. Rather the produce from it is certified.
How do I get an organic farming certification label?
To receive the label, you must first book an organic authentication agent, fill out and submit the agent application form. The agent now checks the application to determine if the product meets the guidelines. Complying with certification, complying with NOP regulations and standards, site visits are arranged by him.
And the rest of the process is labeled according to satisfaction.
How much does this label cost?
The total cost of this label is calculated based on the registration fee, site visit fee, and annual certification fee. These costs range from 10,000 to 60,000, depending on the type of product, the size of the manufacturing facility, and the choice of the accreditation body.
What applies to this certification?
A certified farm or product must be associated with authenticity for 2-3 years. The first certification requires that the floor meet the basic requirement of being free of prohibited substances (such as synthetic chemicals) for several years. Traditional farms must comply with organic standards for this period, and only that falls into this category.
The “India Organic” logo celebrates the essence of nature. As a symbol of the rhythm of the forces of the universe and the earth represented by the waves of blue and brown forces and energy, these forces work in harmony with the environment of the earth, and this rhythm is strengthened and supported by the growth of green plants has been done. The colors used are especially important in the logo concept. The power of the blue universe symbolizes universal purity.