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Haryana has one of the lowest areas under certified organic farming but it is ranked fifth in the country in exporting organic products.
The state has 5,303 hectares under certified organic farming with 4,903 hectares under National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) and 400 hectares under Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) certification.
A mere 4,339 farmers are engaged in growing organic cereals and millets, medicinal plants, wheat, basmati rice, fodder, fruits and vegetables, oilseeds, processed food, pulses, spices, condiments, sugar, tea and tuber products.
The state traded 38,986 MT worth Rs 348.77 crore in 2020-21. The realities become exposed in an answer of the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare on an issue of land under natural cultivating in the country in the Rajya Sabha on July 30. Punjab has an aggregate of 7,021 hectares under affirmed natural cultivating including 12,861 ranchers. It traded 326.03 MT of natural food varieties worth Rs 2.73 crore and was positioned nineteenth in the country in 2020-21. Just Andaman and Nicobar (1,360 hectares), Ladakh (817.85 hectares), Lakshadweep (3,595.51 hectares), Puducherry (183.65 hectares), Daman and Diu (1,100 hectares) and Chandigarh (1,300 hectares) have a lower region under natural cultivating than Punjab and Haryana.
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