Sikkim IAS officer sets example, ploughs field to inspire youth in organic farming!

A majority of the young men who work in and around my building as daily wage labourers and house-help are from agricultural households. They have all chosen to come to cities from their villages in search of lucrative opportunities. While some of them have managed to find them, others find themselves living under extremely dire conditions in the cities.

In a bid to attract and encourage these youngsters to take up farming once again, Dr A B Karki, the District Collector of Sikkim’s West District, led a team of officials and staff in ploughing the fields and also planted seasonal vegetables and fruits in a fallow piece of government land.