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Domestic Market:

Given the unorganized nature of the domestic organic agriculture market in India it is difficult to estimate the magnitude and trends in this growing market. In general, the sale of organic produces is limited to metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. To a large extent this sale is also based on individual initiative of the farmers, Non Governmental Organizations and some entrepreneurial traders etc. The current domestic green products market demand is mainly for fruits, vegetables, rice and wheat. Other products include tea, coffee and pulses (ORG-MARG Survey, 2002). The market prospects other commodities like organic spices, fruits, herbal plants and cotton are relatively high. For next five years it is projected that organic spices would grow by 14%, fruits 8% and herbal plants and cotton it is estimated to be around 7% (ORG-MARG Survey, 2002). Market for different range of organic agricultural products as shown in Table: 7is estimated to reach up to 1568 tons in 2006-07.

Table: 7 Growth forecast for specific organic products in the domestic market

Product

% Projected Growth in the 5 next Years

Spices (all)

14

Pepper

5

Turmeric

4.5

Tea

13

Rice

10

Fruits (all)

8

Banana

15

Mango

5

Orange

5

Pineapple

5

Herbal extracts

7

Cotton

7

Coffee

5

Oil seeds

5

Honey

5

Groundnut

5

Baby food

5

Coconut

5

Source: Org-Marg, 2002

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