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Government Of Assam Department of Agriculture & Horticulture

Mission Organic Value Chain Development in Assam (MOVCD)

  • Considering the special observation on the existing fertile soil and favourable climatic conditions in North Eastern Region, the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India has launched a Central Sector Scheme named as Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region during 12th Plan period. Realizing the potential of organic farming in the region North East, the scheme aims at development of certified organic production in a value chain mode to build up a bridge between growers with consumers and to support the sustainable development of entire value chain starting from inputs, seeds, planting materials, certification, to the creation of facilities for collection, post harvest management, aggregation, processing marketing and brand building initiative with an out lay of Rs. 400 crores for the three years from 2015-16.

    The main motive of this scheme is to ensure safe and healthy food to everyone’s plate. Growing demands of population, industrialization and globalization has made a significant need of organic farming in the country. The utmost increasing demands in the sector likely to focus on the North Eastern region for organic agriculture. North Eastern Region being traditionally an organic hub, it has tremendous potential for development of organic farming because of its mostly rain-fed and hilly areas, existing of mighty rivers Brahmaputra and Barak, fertile soil and mountainous terrain etc. with the help of those legacies the region can boost in organic agriculture.

    Keeping in view, focusing on the supporting development of entire region the scheme “Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER)” is being implemented in Assam with following objectives.


    • To develop crop commodity specific organic value chain and address gaps in organic crop production, wild crop harvesting, organic livestock management and processing handling and marketing of organic agricultural products through:
      1) Developing crop specific organic production clusters with necessary infrastructural, technical and financial support.
      2) By facilitating partnerships between farmers and organic businesses: Local enterprises and/or Farmer Producer Companies based on back-to-back long-term trade relations with clients in domestic and export markets.
      3) By providing enabling environment for project initiatives and development programs with necessary support for organic value chain development and create market access.
    • To empower producers with program ownership by organizing them into FIGs with the final aim to federate into farmer producer organizations/ companies.
    • To replace conventional farming/subsistence farming system into local resource based, self sustainable, high value commercial organic enterprise.
    • Developing commodity specific commercial organic value chain under integrated and concentrated approach with end-to-end facilities for production, processing, storage and marketing.
    • Development of organic parks/zones with facilities for collection, aggregation, value addition, processing, storage and market-linkages for specific commodities requiring capital intensive technology.
    • Develop NER products as brands/labels through brand building and facilitating stronger marketing access under the ownership of growers organizations/ companies.
    • Creating state specific lead agency (Organic Commodity Board or Organic Mission) for coordinating, monitoring, supporting and financing the development and operationalization of entire value chain.


    • To install dedicated institutional systems at centre and under each of the state for development and promotion of organic farming
    • To create at least one to two replicable end-to-end organic value chain models in each of the state with the integration of growers, handlers, processors and market facilitation agencies.
    • To empower 30-50 thousand farmers of northeastern region through the creation of about 100 farmer producer companies and equip such companies with full value chain under its ownership.
    • To convert subsistence farming to commercial organic farming with end-to-end facilities.
    • To make Northeastern states as major suppliers of organic commodities for national and international markets.
    • To improve production system to ensure higher productivity with better profitability.
    • To enable states to evolve their own brand.

    In this regard, Centre mainly emphasized on the minimal use of chemicals, fertilizers in the state’s agriculture, also to capture the available potential for production and export organic products from North Eastern Region, also to identify the areas, products and market to develop. Centre also spotlight to enhance an upgraded road map to promote production.

    Assam has identified the area with feasibility of organic farming is at its zenith point. Already Ten (10) clusters were formed in Chirang, Cachar, Dhemaji, Majuli, Golaghat (2), Kamrup, Sonitpur, Kokrajhar and Nalbari with a target to attain 500 Ha of area in each. The Directorate of Horticulture and Food Processing, Khanapara, Guwahati has also worked on another Ten (10) additional clusters. All those selected clusters have supposed to form FPC (Farmer’ Produce Company) among themselves to promote production and create a market of its own. Believing that it can able to reach those unreached growers with consumers and markets. Cluster wise the details of locations of scheme implementation along with selected crops are given in the following table:

    Sl. NoDistrictLocationAreaSelected Crops
    1DhemajiButikor areas500HaRed Rice
    2MajuliPokajora areas500HaRed Rice
    3GolaghatPadumpather500HaGinger/ Turmeric
    Bokakhat500HaTurmeric/ Red Rice
    4KamrupSonapur500HaGinger/ Turmeric
    5SonitpurBihaguri500HaOkra, Ridge gourd, Ginger
    7KokrajharTitagiri500HaGinger/ Turmeric
    8ChirangPanbari500HaGinger/ Turmeric

    Government of Assam is trying its best to achieve the desired goals of this newly implemented Scheme Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER- Assam). It seeks continuous support from the Centre, awareness and involvement of every citizen for organic production, awareness among organic farmers, capacity building and training on organic farming, research and development. Citizens have to develop an awareness to consume organic food; so that organic concept will grow and continue as long as possible.

    Mission Organic Value Chain Development in Assam (MOVCD)
    Operational Guidelines of MOVCD.pdf899.48 KBswf-image
    Simplified Completion certificate for Vermin compost unit (On Farm Activities).pdf422.86 KBswf-image
    Annual Action Plan for current year 2017-18.pdf678.32 KBswf-image
    Details of locations of scheme implementation. .pdf7.86 KBswf-image
    Annual Action Plan for last year 2015-16 (Implemented year 2016-17).pdf778.45 KBswf-image