Organic Farming Statistics for Competitive Exams

Organic Farming

Organic Farming Statistics

• Total area under organic certification in India is- 1.5 million ha

• Total Organic production in India- 1.35 Millin tones

• Total number of organic producers in India- 8.35 lakh

• The state with largest area under organic certification is- Madhya Pradesh> Himachal Pradesh> Rajasthan

• India’s First organic state- Sikkim (Declared on Jan 18,2016); Second organic state Uttarakhand

• The country with largest area under organic farming – Australia (27.15 Mha)

• The country with highest number of organic producers in the world – India (More than 30 per cent of world’s organic producers are in India)

• India’s rank in terms of organically cultivated area is- 9th

• Govt. of India setting up of National Organic Farming Research Institute (NOFRI) in- Sikkim

• India’s First Organic farming University going to be set up in- Vadodara, Gujarath

• Largest exported organic product in India- Oilseeds (50%)> Processed food products>Cereals & millets> Tea>Pulses>Spices

KVK Information:
➢ 10th National Conference of KVK held on- March 16-17,2018 , New Delhi (theme: Technologies for doubling farmers income)

➢ **Total number of KVKs at present is- 706 (as of May,2019)

➢ KVKs are under the administration control of- DDG of Agricultural extension

➢ Present DDG of Agricultural Extension- AK Singh

➢ For effective functioning and monitoring of KVKs, KVKs are divided into- 11 ATARI Zones

➢ Acronym of ATARI – Agricultural Technology Application Research Institutes
(ATARIs formerly called as Zonal Project Directorates)

➢ Highest number of KVKs are in- Uttar Pradesh

➢ Zone with highest number of KVKs is- Zone VIII

➢ KVKs 100% fully funded by- ICAR

➢ Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Krishi Vigyan Puraskar (Best KVK) award given to- KVK, Kanker (Chattisgarh)

Varieties released by ICAR; Biofortified and other Imp.Varieties

➢ ** Climate– Smart developed by NRRI, Cuttack – CR Dhan 801 & CR Dhan 802 (which are tolerant to both submergence and drought and few biotic stresses to face the challenges of climate change. )

** Protein rich rice varieties – CR Dhan 310 & CR Dhan 311

Pigeon pea -PUSA Arhar 16 (determinate, extra early maturity, 120 days)

Sugarcane –C0-0238 (Wonder variety of sugarcane)

BT cotton: F1861, PAU Bt 1 and RS2013 for cultivation in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan

Quality Protein Maize (QPM) -PUSA Breakfast Cereal

World’s first cytoplasmic male sterility based pigeon pea hybrid-GTH

Low neuro toxin varieties of grass pea-rattan, nirmal, prateek


Spineless variety of Safflower– NARI-6

First ever short duration Moong (< 60 days)-Virat (IPM 205-7)

BLB of rice disease resistant variety-PUSA 1592, Punjab Basmati-3

Blast disease resistant rice variety-PUSA 109

Nematode resistant variety of papaya– Pusa Majesty

Day neutral and spineless variety of Okra– Pusa Sawani

Black Variety of Carrot– Pusa Asita

World earliest maturity variety of cotton genotype was identified by CICR scientist (2017) – variety name: Yugank

Swarna Vaideh– first ever variety of Makhana was developed and released by ICAR.

Virat– Early maturing Summer Mungbean

Pusa Arhar 16– dwarf pigeon pea, Short duration (120 day redgram variety

(Miracle red gram variety)

Co-0238 (Karan 4) – Wonder variety of sugar cane, released by Sugarcane Breeding Institute, Regional Centre, Karnal.

Pusa rudhira is an improved variety of-Carrot


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