NPOP plans to extend organic certificate

Government plans to extend its existing NPOP certification to textiles, cosmetics and ayurveda, yoga, naturopathy, unani, Unani, sidha and homeopathy (AYUSH) products, according to APEDA Chairman Paban K Borthakur said on Thursday. This has been done to boost export of organic products. “NPOP (National Programme for Organic Production), launched in 2001, is the world’s largest organic certification programme. As a step further, NPOP now proposes to enter into organic AYUSH products, organic textiles and organic cosmetics,” APEDA Chairman Paban K Borthakur said. He also added the programme has helped raise the credibility of the Indian organic sector in national and international trade.

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