As of 2020, industry experts estimate India’s overall environmental technologies market, including goods and services, to be worth over $23 billion. Persistent air, water quality and waste management issues largely drive this market. In 2020, India’s total imports of environmental technology equipment were $931 million.
India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC) is the agency responsible for implementation of environmental laws. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) implements the policy framed by the MoEFCC and provides technical services to the Ministry.
GreenPro is a voluntary certification administered by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Indian Green Building Council. The mark guarantees that the product is environment friendly throughout its life cycle. It is applied to built infrastructure.
More info: GreenPro
India Organic is a voluntary certification scheme administered by the Agricultural and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (APEDA). The Indian government Ministry of Commerce & Industries is implementing the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP).
The European Commission and Switzerland have recognized the NPOP standards for production and accreditation system for unprocessed plant products as equivalent to their country standards. APEDA is working with additional countries to recognise the certification of their products.
More info: National Programme for Organic Production
Ecomark India was launched by the Government of India and administered by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). The Ecomark label is awarded to consumer goods that meet the specified environmental criteria and the quality requirements of Indian Standards. It is mandatory to also achieve a BIS Mark of product quality at the same time. The mark covers a wide range of products.
More info: Eco Mark Scheme - Bureau of Indian Standards