Q. Consider the following statements regarding National Program for Organic Production (NPOP) : It is implemented by Ministry of Agriculture. Certification under NPOP is given through a process of third-party certification. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: B
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: It was launched and is implemented by Ministry of Commerce and Industry.  
  • Statement 2 is correct 
  • Purpose: NPOP grants organic farming certification to products through a process of third-party certification. 
  • The program also involves the accreditation program for Certification Bodies, standards for organic production, promotion of organic farming and marketing, etc. 
  • Implementation: It is implemented by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce and Industry. 

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