National Programme for Organic Production – NPOP/NOP

What is NPOP/NOP ?

The NPOP/NOP is the program developed & implemented by the ministries of industries and commerce, Government of India to provide a well-focused & well-directed standard to produce organic food products.

The NPOP/NOP ensures that the organic products are produced under the system of agriculture where there is no use of chemical fertilizers & pesticides to demonstrate an environmental & socially responsible approach.

By implementing the NPOP/NOP the farming technique used does not hamper the reproductive and regenerative capacity of the soil, and facilitates good plant nutrition, along with sound soil management which helps to produce nutritious food which has resistant to diseases.

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Hassle-free NPOP/NOP Certification with PQSmitra

PQSmitra has helped many organizations achieve this mark of excellence. The simple and practical method of system implementation help organizations to set up a robust and effective system. We offer 100% support for documentation compliance in addition to onsite guidance for effective implementation.

The NPOP/ NOP implementation process is described below:

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Initial Review

  • Initial visits and review of the existing products
  • Gap analysis and planning for the documentation


  • Designing and developing forms, formats, and procedures
  • Training and Hand holding/ support for implementation
  • 100% documentation support

Effective Verification

  • Routine assistance and system verification to ensure compliance with the requirements
  • Internal audit for verification of implemented system

Achieve Certification

  • Certification audit by NAB accredited certification body
  • Closure of non-conformities support if any
  • Rewarded with NPOP/NOP Certificate & Label

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We ensure that NPOP/NOP Certification adds value to your brand rather than distracting from it by getting counterfeit/local certification. Your certificate’s international traceability helps in passing the Certificate Verification process conducted by your overseas customers.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Use of composts and non-use of chemical fertilizer.
  • Non-use of prohibited chemicals for production.
  • Non-use of recombinant DNA technology.
  • Natural recycling function of agriculture.
  • Exercising productivity of the soil.
  • Cultivation method application to minimize load on environment.
  • Manuring practices.
  • Criteria for seeds and seeding.
  • Types of fertilizers & soil conditioners to be used.
  • Controlling of noxious animals and plants.
  • Major agricultural chemicals.

The NPOP/NOP sets out the requirements to which the organization has to comply to get certification & label. This compliance is demonstrated by preparing & implementation of documents that can be produced at the request of the Certification body.

The documented information required for NPOP/NOP:-

  • Fertilization Policy.
  • Soil & water conservation records.
  • Organic System Plan.
  • List of materials used.
  • List of crops.
  • Purchase records.
  • List of Animals.
  • Feed harvest & storage records.
  • Production Flow chart.
  • Soil & water test reports.
  • Pest Management records.
  • The NPOP/NOP are applicable to the farmer groups, processors of crops, Traders/exporters of foods, apiculture, livestock & poultry units.
  • Protection of Climate & environment.
  • Soil Fertility conservation.
  • Biodiversity conservation.
  • Natural cycles & animal welfare enhancement.
  • Minimize the use of chemical & synthetic products.
  • No use of GMO products.
  • Recognition of the organic product.
  • Organization reputation & brand building.
  • Entry passport to the International organic market.
  • Enhanced customer satisfaction.
  • May 2001 – First Edition of the NPOP.
  • January 2002 – Second Edition of the NPOP.
  • November 2020 – Third Edition-consolidated version.
  • June 2003 – Fourth Edition of the NPOP.
  • June 2004 – Fifth Edition of the NPOP.
  • May 2005 – Sixth Edition of the NPOP.
  • Organic products must be certified by a USDA-accredited certification agency, such as Escort, before they can be sold, labeled, or represented in the United States. USDA NOP applies to food, feed, and personal care products labeled “100% Organic,” “Organic,” or “Made with Organic.” Whereas NPOP is a programme launched by the Indian government which provides standards for organic production, systems, criteria, and procedures for licensing Certification Bodies, the National (India Organic) Logo, and the regulations governing its use.
  • Farmers and processors can obtain certificates from NPOP-accredited agencies, which have been in place since 2001.
  • Farmers growing perennial crops must wait three years for a new certificate.
  • Farmers who already practice organic farming can obtain a certificate after a year.
  • Certified organic are usually products that are 100% ORGANIC which means from start to finish the entire process was organic, whereas ORGANIC products may have certain steps that aren’t organic.
  • The certification cost is determined by a variety of criteria, including internal resourcing capabilities, pre-existing management system documentation, as well as the size and scope of products and services offered by the organization. The cost of the Certification Body and the cost of the Consultant are two of the most important charges involved.

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