Sagarika was launched by the President of India on the Technology Day on the 11th of May in 2016. In its short life, Sagarika has gained farmers acceptance all across India due to its excellent efficacy, and now is applied at over 30 Lakh Hectares. Due to its positive impact on the farmers’ incomes as well as the environment it has received a lot of accolades and recognition. Sagarika has many certifications and is approved for use in many global markets like USA, Australia, South Africa, Zimbabwe etc.
NPOP – NATIONAL PROGRAM FOR ORGANIC PRODUCTION
National Program for Organic Product is a program under the Government of India which provides standards for organic production, systems, criteria and procedures for licensing of Certification Bodies. Sagarika is certified and recognised as India Organic under this program and carries the organic tag in India.
NOP – NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM
Sagarika has been certified under the National Organic Program which is a federal regulatory program that develops and enforces consistent national standards for organically produced agricultural products sold in the United States. Sagarika is certified organic in the USA under this Program.
EU ORGANICS – EUROPEAN UNION ORGANICS
The European Organics Program defines the standards for all organic products that are produced in any of the countries included in the European Union. The impetus behind the EU Organic certification was the goal of producing healthy food with maximum nutrition and minimal environmental impact. This certificate recognises that any crop harvested after the use of Sagarika in the European Union can be labeled as organic.
COR – CANADA ORGANIC REGIME
The Canada Organic Regime regulates all parties involved in the certification of organic products (including operators, Certification Bodies and Conformity Verification Bodies) and verifies all applicable regulatory requirements, standards and guidance documents are being met. Under the Canada Organic Regime, Sagarika is certified organic in Canada.
OMRI – ORGANIC MATERIAL REVIEW INSTITUTE
Organic Material Review Institute is an international non-profit organization that determines which input products are allowed for use in organic production and processing. OMRI Listed products are allowed for use in certified organic operations under the USDA National Organic Program (NOP).
CDFA – CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD & AGRICULTURE
The CDFA Organic Input Material (OIM) Program registers fertilizing materials to be used in organic crop and food production. Under this Program, Sagarika is recognised as an organic agricultural input in the state of California.
The Data Universal Numbering System, or DUNS registration analyses businesses and provides them an exclusive number if the business is verified. Aquagri Processing Private Limited (APPL), the manufacturer of Sagarika has DUNS registration, which gives it credibility and creditworthiness while proving its authenticity.
The technology for manufacturing the product is patented and applicable globally by CSIR-CSMCRI.