Sikkim Hopes To Become The First ‘Fully Organic State’

INDIA, September 2010: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said he hopes to make the state a fully organic state. “Though the task ahead is challenging, we are absolutely committed to go totally organic by 2015,” Chamling told Director of FIBL Institute of Organic Research Centre of Switzerland, Urs Niggli.

The Chief Minister hoped to receive all the possible technical support from Niggli and his institute to turn the state into fully organic, making Sikkim the first State in the country to achieve this status.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between FIBL Institute of Organic Research Centre of Switzerland and Agriculture department of Sikkim for a long term partnership in which the department will receive technical support from the institute on research and training and other possible knowledge on organic farming.


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