India is the major producer, consumer and exporter of spices
in the world.
India grows over 60 different varieties of spices because of varied
agro-climatic conditions and soil types.
India produces about 60 Lakh MT of
spices, of which, about 6.9 Lakh MT (11%) is exported to more than 150
In recent years, organic agriculture has been gaining
considerable importance. Many farmers today show interest all over the world in
organic farming. Several of them have begun switching to this traditional
method of cultivation as a means to produce safe foodstuffs and preserve the
The concept of organic farming is not new to India but Indian
Farmers traditionally follow the indigenous farming principles and practices
for a sustainable farming and preservation of environment which are in tune
with present day organic farming concepts.