Certification of organic product

Organic food is one of the focus areas for the Indian Government. The National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) provides an institutional mechanism for the implementation of National Standards for Organic Production through a National Accreditation Policy and Programme. Agricultural and Processed Food Products, Export Development Authority (APEDA) is the regulating authority for the same. APEDA governs each process before a product is labelled ‘organic’ and retailed. The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system have been recognised by the European Commission and Switzerland as equivalent to their country standards.