New Delhi: India’s organic textile exports are expected to rise by 50 percent to about Rs. 1,500 crore in 2012-13 with the introduction of a new national certification standard, according to Agricultural and Pro-cessed Foods Export Deve-lopment Authority.
The council said, India’s total organic products have been growing at an average of 30 percent over the past five years.
During 2011-12, India exported certified organic products like food, cotton and textiles to various countries in Europe, Asia and the US to the tune of Rs. 1,866 crore with an increase of 167 percent in value terms.
APEDA was established by the government under the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority Act passed by Parliament in December, 1985.