Challenges before Sikkim, India’s first organic state
Sikkim Jan 15: Sikkim has become the first organic state of India under the visionary leadership of our Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. He has led from the front to bring us to where we are. All right thinking Sikkimese have to be proud of this fact. We are truly giving the meaning to sustainable agriculture.
However, nothing remains static and so it would be worthwhile looking at the next set of challenges that we will be up against immediately.
The first is how do we continue to get certification of farmers’ fields? This will be a challenge due to the fact that farmers will have to get it done themselves over time. It will have to be done as a yearly exercise to ensure that organic status is maintained in certified terms.