With an objective to cater the needs of the ever-growing organic Industry, The Association of Indian Organic Industry (AIOI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) Rajendranagar to initiate an online certificate course that would begin from October-2021.
Elucidating the need of introducing the source, Dr. Praveen Rao, Vice-Chancellor, PJTSAU, said “Market for organic products in India is rising exponentially with a growth rate at 15 percent. The market analysis reports have anticipated that the Indian organic market will touch the mark of Rs 75,000 crores business in the next five years. Government is supporting the organic industry and consumer expenditure on health and wellness products too have increased. Hence there is a great potential for organic products with profitability for advanced business goals. With better management systems, enhancement in infrastructure and capacity building will also provide a competitive edge in the international market. To harness this potential the Organic Industry is in need of skilled manpower in this field.”
It is against this background, he said, The Association of Indian Organic Industry (AIOI) have inked an MoU with Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) to introduce an online certificate course from October 2021. “This market-oriented course, he further said, is solely designed for graduates and postgraduates in agriculture, food engineering, environmental sciences, and applied sciences. The initiate will also help promoting the slogan of Atmanirbhar (‘self-reliant’ entrepreneurship) and empower employment in organic Industry,” he asserted.