Accreditation by APEDA

Presently, there are seven Government Certification Bodies accredited under NPOP in India, the names of which are as given below:

1)     Rajasthan Organic Certification Agency (ROCA), Jaipur.

2)     Chhattisgarh Certification Society, India (CGCERT), Raipur.

3)     Tamil Nadu Organic Certification Department (TNOCD), Coimbatore.

4)     Madhya Pradesh State Organic Certification Agency, Bhopal.

5)     Odisha State Organic Certification Agency (OSOCA), Bhubneshwar.

6)     Export Inspection Agency (EIA) New Delhi.

7)     Uttarakhand State Organic Certification Agency (USOCA), Dehradun.

There are seventeen private Certification Bodies accredited under NPOP in India the names of which are at Annexure – I.  There is no certification body accredited under NPOP in Uttar Pradesh.

Number of registered operators under the Certification Bodies for whom the Scope Certificate was issued during last three years were 4145, 4462, 4417 respectively and during the current year upto Feb. 2013 the number is 3704.  State-wise data is not maintained.

Annexure – I

State-wise list of Private Certification Bodies Accredited under NPOP

Sr. No

Name of the Certification Bodies

Andhra Pradesh
Vedic Organic Certification Agency, Hyderabad
Food Cert India Pvt. Ltd., Hyderabad
Intertek India Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
SGS India Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon
IMO Control Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
Aditi Organic Certifications Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore
APOF Organic Certification Agency (AOCA), Bangalore
Indian Organic Certification Agency (INDOCERT), Cochin (Kerala)
Lacon Quality Certification Pvt. Ltd., Thiruvalla (Kerala)
Bureau Veritas Certification India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


ECOCERT India Pvt. Ltd., Aurangabad


Natural Organic Certification Agro Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai


Control Union Certifications, Mumbai


TUV India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
Madhya Pradesh


Biocert India Pvt. Ltd., Indore


OneCert Asia Agri Certification (P) Ltd, Jaipur
Tamil Nadu
ISCOP (Indian Society for Certification of Organic Products), Coimbatore

This information was given by the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Anand Sharma in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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