Staff hit farms to help organic goal

Gangtok: About 700 Sikkim government employees in West district sacrificed their holiday and voluntarily took to the fields on Sunday, ploughing land and planting vegetables to express their support to the state’s organic mission.

The farming drive was in held in different government offices with vacant lands. Armed with assorted farming tools, including oxen-driven ploughs, the employees got down to “practice, preach and promote organic farming”, the theme of the day-long campaign.