India Biopesticides Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

India biopesticides market is analysed by Product (Bioinsecticides, Bioherbicides, BioFungicides, and Others), 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).

Market Snapshot

Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
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 (2020-2025).

  • Increasing awareness regarding food safety, organic farming, and government subsidies are some major factors driving the market for biopesticides in India. According to Fibl Statistics, the area under organic cultivation in India was 1.5 million hectare in 2016, and this increased to 1.9 million hectare in 2018.
  • The Indian biopesticides market is dominated by the bioinsecticides in 2019 and is projected to remain the same during the forecast period. Wheat, cotton, and rice are the major crops cultivated in the country. The sale of bioinsecticides related to these crops is expected to increase more than other crop-based products.

Scope of the report

Biopesticides are mass-produced bio-based agents which are used to control plant pests. The Indian biopesticides market is analyzed 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).

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

Increasing the adoption rate of organic cultivation in India is a major driving factor for biopesticides in the country. According to the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, the area under organic cultivation in India was 1.5 million hectare in 2016, which increased to 1.9 million hectare in 2018. According to the Government of India, the area under organic farming covered across the country under the schemes Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (PKVY), Mission Organic Value Chain Development for North Eastern Region (MOVCDNER) and National Programme of Organic Production (NPOP) is 23.02 lakh hectares.

organic cultivation in India

Increasing usage of biopesticides

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

bio pesticide usage in India

Competitive Landscape

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

  • 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 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      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 limited

      6. 6.3.6 Varsha Bioscience and Technology India Pvt Ltd

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

    4. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The India Biopesticides market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

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 limited are the major companies operating in India Biopesticides market.

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