The Indian organic food market reached a value of US$ 704 Million in 2018. Organic food is the product of an agricultural system that avoids the application of man-made fertilisers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Organic food gives consumers the assurance that toxic pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not used in the food production, and the livestock has not been given antibiotics or growth hormones. Moreover, organic food also insures that strict organic cultivation standards have been adhered to with respect to impact on soil, water, and air support environmental protection
The market for organic food is currently exhibiting strong growth in India. A major factor driving the demand of organic food is the rising levels of health awareness in the country. Indian consumers have started giving attention to the nutrient content and the quality of the food they eat, thereby leading to a rising demand of organic food. Moreover, driven by factors such as strong economic growth, urbanization, and rising income levels, the consumer expenditure on health and wellness products have increased significantly. Additionally, the demand of organic food in India is also being catalysed by the strong support of the government. The Indian government is promoting organic farming by providing financial Support to farmers who are adopting organic farming under various government schemes such as Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH), National Food Security Mission (NFSM), National Mission for Sustainable Agriculture (NMSA), Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana (RKVY) etc. Looking forward, we expect the Indian organic food market to grow at a CAGR of 20% reaching a value of US$ 2,091 Million by 2024.
The report has also analysed the competitive landscape of the market with some of the key players being Suminter India Organics Private Limited, Nature Bio-Foods Limited, Organic India Private Limited, Sresta Natural Bioproducts Pvt.Ltd, Phalada Agro Research Foundations Pvt.Ltd, Mehrotra Consumer Products Pvt.Ltd, Morarka Organic Foods Pvt.Ltd, Nature Pearls Pvt.Ltd, Conscious Food Private Limited, Nourish Organics Foods Pvt Ltd, Mother Earth, EcoFarms (India) Ltd, ElWorld Agro & Organic Foods Pvt. Ltd., MeraKisan Pvt Ltd.