Between 2008 and 2009, the area of organic agriculture in India grew steadily at a rate of 39%. Mukshgupta, the chairman of the International Center for Organic Agriculture Competition (ICCOA), predicted that by 2012, the area of organic land in India would increase from 1.2 million hectares to 2 million hectares. Gupta said, "Our goal is to increase the area of organic agriculture to 2 million hectares by 2012".
In addition, ICCOA is also committed to increasing the export of organic food to Rs 45 billion, increasing India's share of the global total from the current 0.2% to 2.5%. Gupta said that the drought and rising prices in India have caused about 600 billion rupees worth of food to be wasted every year.
As organic products have a long shelf life, organic agriculture can help reduce the amount of waste. He believes that at present, the total export value of organic food in India has reached 4.5 billion rupees, and 950000 farmers have registered as organic farmers. For organic agriculture, organic farming can improve soil health and ensure food safety. Similarly, using good seeds to resist drought is the best choice.