Sikkim is the 1st state of Organic Farming

About Sikkim Organic Farming

Sikkim is the 1st state in the country to have fully organic farming. All the farmland here is organic. 66 thousand farming families are doing organic farming in an area of ​​76 thousand hectares.

Starting of Sikkim Organic Campaign

The Sikkim Organic Campaign was launched in 2010 and in 2016 the entire state was formally declared organic. The use of chemical pesticides and fertilizers was phased out and its sale was banned. At the same time, there was an emphasis on raising awareness among the people about the use of organic matter and providing a market for it. Health, education, rural development, and sustainable tourism were also promoted.

Reference Used : Air News 01/10/2020

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