The hill state of Himachal Pradesh has registered an increase of 11,107 hectare area under organic farming in the last three years. Similarly, farmers in Punjab also preferred to bring 543 hectare more area under organic farming between financial year 2019-20 and 2021-22. Meanwhile, the area under organic farming witnessed a decline of 2,957 hectare in the neighboring state of Haryana. Sharing this information in the Rajya Sabha on 3rd Feb, 2023, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the total area under organic farming activity has increased from 11.83 lakh hectares in 2014-15 to 59.12 lakh hectare in 2021-22 across the country in 37 states and union territories. This has led to an increase in the production of organic products from 10.95 lakh tonne during 2014-15 to 34.10 lakh tonne in 2021-22.

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