Organic certification in Andaman and Nicobar

  • Published
    4th May, 2021

GS-III:Economy

  • Major Crops - Cropping Patterns in various parts of the country

GS-III:Environment

  • Conservation, Environmental Pollution and Degradation

Context

About 14,491-hectare area in Andaman and Nicobar has been certified as organic, the first large contiguous territory to be done under a government scheme PGS-India (Participatory Guarantee System) certification programme.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements regarding Organic Agriculture in India:

  1. Participatory Guarantee System- India for decentralized organic certification is under Ministry of Agriculture
  2. National Program for Organic Production for organic certification is under Ministry of Agriculture
  3. JaivikKheti portal is an E-commerce as well as a knowledge platform for organic products

Which of the above statements are correct?

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

In what ways can e-technology help in boosting adoption of organic agriculture in India without hampering the food security initiatives?

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