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Updated: September 9, 2010 18:40 IST

Sikkim to become a completely organic state by 2015

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Species of Helictres and Potentila in alpine pastures of Yumthang, Sikkim. File Photo.
The Hindu Species of Helictres and Potentila in alpine pastures of Yumthang, Sikkim. File Photo.

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 when she called him here yesterday.

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.

Niggli praised Chamling for the kind of work that is being done by him to make Sikkim an organic state.

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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