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    OSOCA is the abbreviation of Orissa State Organic Certification Agency formed during 2007 as a part of government initiative to provide an institutional mechanism for taking up organic certification in the state of Orissa. It was carved out of OSSOPCA (Orissa State Seed & Organic Products Certification Agency) to carry out the function of Inspection & Certification Body as laid down in the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP) with its headquarter at Plot No. 326, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar, Orissa.


    OSOCA proposes to provide an institutional mechanism for organic inspection and certification in the State of Orissa in particular and outside areas in general to ensure better quality organic products to the consumers. OSOCA assures of globally competitive quality certification services to the operators through a reliable certification programme formulated by an efficient and sustainable organizational set up that provides for consistent degree of non-discrimination, fairness, and transparency with commitment to obtain and maintain accreditation as per NPOP guidelines.

    • To provide organic certification at a reasonable cost.
    • To establish a globally competitive certification programme.
    • To develop a credible certification system.
    • To be committed to maintain accreditation.
    • To make available quality organic products through organic certification.

    Officers List

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    Steps For Certification

  • Request for organic certification by the operator :- Anybody (an individual/grower/a company / a society etc herein after called the operator) desirous of getting services of OSOCA must submit a written request for organic certification of their production/processing detailing the requirement. The letter is to be submitted in person in the office of OSOCA located at 326, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar.
  • Forwarding of necessary formats by OSOCA:-The operator will be provided with the OSOCA brochure, organic standards, application form & OSOCA fee structure on production of written request in the OSOCA office.
  • Submission of application for organic certification by the operator:-The operator shall submit the filled in application form completed in all respects to OSOCA for organic certification.
  • Scrutiny of application & approval of organic plan by OSOCA :-On receiving the completed application, authorized personnel of OSOCA shall scrutinize the various aspects of organic management of the operator.If approved; OSOCA shall intimate the operator for deposit of fees & sign of contract. 50% of the estimated fees shall have to be paid during the contract.
  • Contract between the operator & OSOCA:-The operator shall have to enter into a contract with OSOCA for carrying out the organic certification.
  • Inspection of organic projects by the inspector of OSOCA:-Organic certification requires yearly inspection. In addition, unannounced or more detailed inspections shall be carried out at irregular intervals or in response to concerns regarding possible violations of the standards. The cost of such additional inspections shall be charged to the Operator only in case,that substantial non-conformities are found. For very large operations, or operations with a special risk,a second annual inspection will be carried out as a routine,and will be included in the offer. OSOCA inspectors shall inspect the organic projects in accordance with NPOP & prepare an inspection report.The operator shall cooperate with the Inspector & sign on the inspection documents required by the inspector. A copy of the inspection report shall be made available to the operator.
  • Certification decision by OSOCA:-The OSOCA inspector shall submit the inspection report to the inspection manager & he shall submit the report to the Assessor who shall assess the organic management system of the operator based on the inspection report of the inspection manager & shall submit the same to the Quality Manager with his remarks & Quality Manager shall place it before the certification committee. The certification committee shall take the certification decision & the same shall be communicated to the operator.
  • Issue of certificate & label approval by OSOCA:-On the basis of the decision of the certification committee the operator shall be issued with the certificates after obtaining his written request & deposit of balance 50% fees.
  • Appeal by operator:-If the operator is not satisfied with the certification decision of OSOCA he has the right to appeal against the decision to the Appellate Authority.
  • Complaints:-When written complaint is received by OSOCA regarding own operation( against Inspector, say)or against certified operators the Complaint shall be addressed expeditiously.

  •   ANNUAL FEE STRUCTURE (in Rupees)

    Fees for Farm units/individual/group Manufacturer/processor Remarks
    1. Very small Area(less than 10 ha): 100
    2. Small unit (less than 25 ha):500
    3. Medium unit(more than 25 but less than 100 ha):1500
    4. large units(more than 100 ha but less than 500ha):2500
    5. Very large units(more than 500 ha):3000
    1. Small (turnover < 10 lakh)
    2. Medium (less than 50 lakh):1500
    3. Large (more than 50 lakh):2500
    1. @2500/- per man-day or part inside state and @3000/- per man-day or part outside state
    For preparation of audit/inspection visits
    1. Very small Area (less than 10 ha):Rs100/-
    2. Small: 5000
    3. Medium: 10000
    4. Large: 15000
    5. Very Large: 20000
    Certification work.
    Travel time NIL NIL
    Travel expenses Actual Actual For travel, food & accommodation where applicable.
    Scope certificate 1000/- 1000/- The added value of widely recognised certificate.
    Transaction certificate, if required 500/- 500/- Per copy
    Chemical analysis, if required Actual cost Actual cost Soil/ water/ leaf/ and product samples.
    Note: Taxes will be extra as applicable.

    Why Organic

    Why Organic Certification

    • It is the only means to identify the organic product from a non-organic one.
    • It adds value to the organic product.
    • It enhances the product demand in the export market.
    • Authenticates organic quality.
    • Helps in building trust between consumers & organic farmers.

    Benefits Of Organic Farming

    • It is ecologically sustainable.
    • It is socially acceptable.
    • It is economically feasible.
    • It maintains genetic diversity.
    • It ensures animal welfare.
    • It contributes to the health of the nation.
    • It minimizes pollution.

    Best Wishes From

    NIC-State Centre

    Sh. Prasanta Kumar Satapathy


    I take this opportunity to thank our Farmers/Seed Growers, Seed Processing Agencies for showing their keen interest in automation of the seed certification process. I thank the team of NIC, Odisha and Odisha for taking so much of pain in designing, developing and implementing the automation system with latest technology. The OSSOCA team's effort is commendable in supporting the NIC, Odisha Team in design & developement. I am sure this automation system named "OSSOCA" will go long way in addressing the issues of SPAs/SPPs, Seed Growers as well as the Officials OSSOCA. I , as always, seek continued patronage of our valued stakeholders, cooperation of our employees.



    Odisha State Seed & Organic Product Certification Agency

    Plot No. 326, Near Bus Stand, Baramunda, Bhubaneswar,
    Odisha 751003.
    E-Mail: directorossca[at]rediffmail[dot]com


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