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Karnataka - Organics & Millets Summary

  • 1st State to formulate Organic Farming Policy way back in 2004 and a revised Organic Farming Policy during 2017
  • Several promotional programmes resulting in nearly one lakh hectares under certified organic cultivation.
  • Stands 5th in the country in terms of total cultivated area under organic certification at 93,963 ha as on March 2016
  • 3rd in the country in terms of total certified production at 2,82,633 tons.
  • Research stations of all State Agricultural Universities have developed Model Organic farms
  • Organic farming package of practices developed by State Agricultural Univeristies for agricultural & horticultural crops
  • Karnataka State Organic Certification Agency(KSOCA) established to provide reliable & efficient certification services at affordable fee.
  • Organic Farming Directory of all stakeholders developed
  • 14 Regional Federations of Organic Farmers Associations to facilitate value addition, processing and marketing
  • Regular Trade Fairs & exhibitions in Organics and Millets for awareness creation, promotion and to establish linkages
  • Organics & Millets, National Trade fair 2017 and International trade fair 2018 organised to establish market linkages
  • Strong customer base for organic & millet products due to extensive consumer awareness programmes
  • Around 128 organic & millet marketers/traders/processors/exporters
  • Bengaluru – the organic & millet hub of India with over 400 exclusive organic & millet outlets, more than 400 corporate retail outlets and around 20 exclusive organic/millet restaurants


  • Cereals and millets (Non basmati paddy, Maize, Bajra and Ragi) and fruits (Mango, Pineapple, Banana)
  • Spices and condiments (Arecanut, Black Pepper, Chilli, Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger, Turmeric, Nutmeg, Parsley and Bay leaves)
  • Sugar cane
  • Plantation crops (Coffee, Coconut)
  • Pulses (Black gram, Green gram, Bengal gram, Horse gram and Pigeon pea)
  • Oilseeds (Sesame, Ground nut and Soyabean)
  • Medicinal and aromatic plants (Amla, Aswagandha, Brahmi, Tulsi, Citronella, Chia, Gymnema, Lemon grass, Moringa, Palmarosa)
IMPORTANT ORGANIC COMMODITIES EXPORTED DIRECTLY FROM THE STATE: Important crop commodities exported from the state - cane sugar, mango pulp, cashew nuts, pineapple juice, etc.
CROPS HAVING HIGH EXPORT POTENTIAL: Coffee, coconut, spices, pulses, medicinal and aromatic plants.
FUTURE POTENTIAL CROPS/PRODUCTS: Fruits and fruit products, vegetables and millets
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