India Biopesticides Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecast (2022 - 2027)

The India Biopesticides Market is Segmented by Product (Bioinsecticides, Bioherbicides, BioFungicides, and Other Products), Formulation (Liquid and Dry), Ingredient (Microbial, Plant, and Biochemical), Mode of Application (Foliar, Seed Treatment, and Soil), and Application (Crop-based and Non-crop-based). The report offers market size and forecast in value (USD million) for the above segments.

Market Snapshot

India Biopesticides Market Overview
Study Period: 2017-2027
Base Year: 2021
CAGR: 7.3 %

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Market Overview

The Indian biopesticides market is projected to witness a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period (2022-2027).

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the whole process, from biopesticide production to consumption. The pandemic resulted in the restriction of movement, a decline in the demand from farmers, and the closure of production facilities. The industry also suffered severe labor shortages due to repeated lockdowns that affected the production and trade movements. The decline in business for a few initial months in 2020, coupled with lower demand from a few major markets, has put pressure on the profitability of biopesticides manufacturers and vendors.

Increasing awareness about food safety, organic farming, and government subsidies are major factors driving the market for biopesticides in India. According to Fibl Statistics, the area under organic cultivation in India was 1.8 million ha in 2017, which increased to 2.1 million ha in 2019.

In 2019, the Indian biopesticides market was dominated by bioinsecticides. It is projected to remain the same during the forecast period. Wheat, cotton, and rice are the major crops cultivated in the country. The sales of bioinsecticides related to these crops are expected to increase more than other crop-based products.

Scope of the Report

Biopesticides are mass-produced bio-based agents used to control plant pests. The Indian biopesticides market is segmented by product (bioinsecticides, bioherbicides, bio fungicides, and other products), formulation (liquid and dry), ingredient (microbial, plant, and biochemical), mode of application (foliar, seed treatment, and soil), and application (crop-based and non-crop-based). The report offers the market size and forecast in terms of value in USD million for the above segments.

Other Products
Liquid Formulation
Dry Formulation
Microbial Pesticide
Plant Pesticide
Biochemical Pesticide
Mode of Application
Foliar Spray
Seed Treatment
Soil Treatment

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Area Under Organic Cultivation

The increasing adoption rate of organic cultivation in India is a major driver for biopesticides in the country. According to the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, the area under organic cultivation in India was 1.8 million ha in 2016, which increased to 2.7 million ha in 2020. According to the Government of India, the area under organic farming covered across the country under the Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER), and National Programme of Organic Production (NPOP) schemes is 23.02 lakh ha.

organic cultivation in India

Increasing Usage of Biopesticides

With the increasing food safety awareness among the households, coupled with rising environmental issues, in 2019, the Government of India has banned around 18 active chemical ingredients, including ammonium sulphamate, azinphos-ethyl, and dicrotophos, which are widely used across the country to control plant pests. The ban on pesticides in developed nations is also likely to affect the Indian agricultural commodity export market, leading to a further ban on pesticides in the country in the coming years. For instance, rice export from India to European countries plunged by 40% in 2018, as rice samples failed to meet the minimum residue level in the European region. Such factors are likely to boost the usage of biopesticides in the country.

bio pesticide usage in India

Competitive Landscape

India's biopesticides market is highly fragmented. Biowrks Inc., Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd, Koppert Biological Systems India Pvt. Ltd, Nav Agro Pvt. Ltd, and Kilpest India Ltd are some of the active players in the market. Partnerships, product launches, mergers and acquisitions, and R&D investments are some of the most adopted strategies by active players in the market.

Recent Developments

In 2019, Bioworks Inc. signed a long-term partnership agreement with NACL Industries Ltd for marketing Bioworks Inc.'s biological products, including biopesticides, in India and South Asia.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Product

      1. 5.1.1 Bioherbicide

      2. 5.1.2 Bioinsecticide

      3. 5.1.3 Biofungicide

      4. 5.1.4 Other Products

    2. 5.2 Formulation

      1. 5.2.1 Liquid Formulation

      2. 5.2.2 Dry Formulation

    3. 5.3 Ingredient

      1. 5.3.1 Microbial Pesticide

      2. 5.3.2 Plant Pesticide

      3. 5.3.3 Biochemical Pesticide

    4. 5.4 Mode of Application

      1. 5.4.1 Foliar Spray

      2. 5.4.2 Seed Treatment

      3. 5.4.3 Soil Treatment

    5. 5.5 Application

      1. 5.5.1 Crop-based

      2. 5.5.2 Non-crop-based


    1. 6.1 Most Adopted Strategies

    2. 6.2 Competitive Landscape

    3. 6.3 Company Profiles

      1. 6.3.1 Bioworks Inc.

      2. 6.3.2 Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd

      3. 6.3.3 Koppert Biological Systems India Pvt. Ltd

      4. 6.3.4 Nav Agro Pvt. Ltd

      5. 6.3.5 Kilpest India Ltd

      6. 6.3.6 Varsha Bioscience and Technology India Pvt. Ltd

      7. 6.3.7 SOM Phytopharma (India) Limited (Agri Life)



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Frequently Asked Questions

The India Biopesticides market market is studied from 2017 - 2027.

The India Biopesticides market is growing at a CAGR of 7.3% over the next 5 years.

Bioworks Inc., Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd, Koppert Biological Systems India Pvt. Ltd, Nav Agro Pvt. Ltd, Kilpest India Ltd are the major companies operating in India Biopesticides market.

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