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The Govt. of India recognizes about 18 organic certification agencies at present.  As organic certification is expensive for small and marginal farmers, the Participatory Guarantee Scheme is a viable alternative  for them. Under this scheme a group of farmers monitor each other and receive organic certification from the PGS Council of India at the end of the stipulated period.  Since no inspector from outside is brought in, the high fees associated with organic certification are not there.
A few certification agencies charge fees on a sliding scale depending upon the previous land usage, the size of the holding and a few other parameters.
Recognized organic certification agencies in India
  1. Natural Organic Certification Association
    Pune, Maharashtra
    Website: www.nocaindia.com
  2. Bureau Veritas Certification India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Website: www.bureauveritas.co.in
  3. Ecocert SA,
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra
    Website: www.ecocert.in
  4. Control Union Certifications, Mumbai
    Mumbai, Maharasthra
    Website: www.controlunion.in
  5. International Resources for Fairer Trade
    Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Website: www.irft.org
  6. IMO Control Private Limited
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    Website: www.imo.ch
  7. Skal International (India)
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    Website: www.skal.org
  8. Aditi Organics Certification Pvt. Ltd.
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
    Website: www.aditicert.net
  9. APOF Organic Certification Agency, (AOCA)
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    Website: www.aoca.in
  10. Indian Organic Certification Agency (INDOCERT)
    Ernakulam, Kerala
    Website: www.indocert.org
  11. Lacon Quality Certification Pvt. Ltd
    Thiruvalla, Kerala 
    Website: www.laconindia.com
  12. Rajasthan Organic Certification Agency (ROCA) 
    Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Website: www.rajasthankrishi.gov.in
  13. OneCert Asia Agri Certification Private Limited
    Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Website: www.onecertasia.in
  14. SGS India Pvt. Ltd.
    Gurgaon, Haryana, India
    Website: www.sgs.com
  15. Uttaranchal State Organic Certification Agency (USOCA)
    Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
    Website: www.usoca.org
  16. FoodCert India Pvt. Ltd. 
    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
    Website: www.foodcert.in
  17. Vedic Organic Certification Agency
    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
    Website: www.vediccertification.com
  18. PGS Organic India Council
    Aurangabad, Maharashtra,
    Website: www.pgsorganic.in
The Govt. of India has set up seven centres in various parts of the country to guide the farmers in organic farming.
National and Regional Govt. Organic Farming Centres in India
  1. Director, National Centre of Organic farming, 204-B Wing, CGO Complex-II, Kamla Nehru nagar, Ghaziabad 211002, U.P.
    Phone: 0120-2721896, 2721905, 2753844
    Web: www.dacnet.nic.in/ncof
  2. Serves Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Rajasthan
  3. Regional Director, Regional Centre of Organic farming, 34-II Main Road Hebbal, Near Baptist Hospital, Bangalore 560024, Karnataka
    Ph: 080-23330616
  4. Serves Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep
  5. Regional Director, Regional Centre of Organic farming,  A-153 Sahidnagar, Bhubaneshwar  751007, Odisha
    Ph: 0674-2544381
  6. Serves Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar
  7. Assistant Director, Regional Centre of Organic farming, 798 Patel Nagar, Opposite CID Colony,
    Hissar 125001, Haryana
    Ph: 01662—242709
  8. Serves Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir
  9. Regional Director, Regional Centre of Organic farming,  State Agricultural Farm, Mantripukhari, Imphal 795002, Manipur
    Ph: 0385—2422217
  10. Serves Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim
  11. Regional Director, Regional Centre of Organic farming , Hira Bhawan House No.21, New Chungi Naka, Adhartal, Jabalpur 482004, Madhya Pradesh
    Ph: 0761—246097
  12. Serves Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Jharkhand
  13. Regional Director, Regional Centre of Organic farming , New Secretariat Building, East Wing, Civil Lines, Nagpur 440001, Maharashtra
    Ph: 0712—2561459
    Serves Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Daman  & Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli