Participatory Guarantee System

Participatory Guarantee System Scheme (PGS-India)

  • A decentralized organic farming certification system.
  • Implemented by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation.
  • To promote domestic organic market growth.
  • To enable Small and Marginal farmers to have easy access to organic certification.
  • It is a group certification system including farmers, traders, and consumers, that’s why it is called participatory.
  • It is supported by the PKVY scheme.
  • The certification is in the form of a documented logo or statement.