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Sikkim has become countrty's first fully organic state where
one can relish fresh organic food and is now on the bucket list of the travelers
this year. This state has converted around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land
into sustainable cultivation. 

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According to PTI, Pawan Chamling-led government in Sikkim decided
to make Sikkim an organic farming state 12 years ago in 2003 through a
declaration in the legislative assembly. This was followed by retriction
on the entry of chemical inputs for farm land and a stringent ban on their
sale.

"We have achieved fully-organic status in the end of December. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally announce this at a sustainable agriculture conference in Gangtok on January 18," said Sikkim Organic Mission's executive director Dr Anbalagan.

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Photo credits: sikkimorganicmission.gov.in

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