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?
- 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.