Need to follow APEDA standards for organic produce: Kant

August 28, 2017 0 Comments

New Delhi: Optimistic that organic farming is set to expand in India, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant today suggested that quality standards set by export promotion body APEDA should be followed for organic products to push deeper into global as well as domestic markets.

He said the existing wholesale mandi system poses a “serious challenge” for marketing organic produce and therefore, a separate organic market with direct consumer access model is the need of the hour.