Need to take up organic farming on mission mode: Sikkim MP

June 5, 2016 0 Comments

Shillong, May 27: After the declaration of Sikkim as the first organic state of India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sikkim MP Prem Das Rai has suggested that there is a need to take organic farming in mission mode.
Speaking at the 65th NEC plenary session here on Thursday, he said that the North East region can be the organic food producers for not only India but the rest of the world.
“The region has this unique opportunity to leapfrog economically which will help people get better livelihoods and value for their produce”, Rai said.
According to Rai, an adequate budget has to be provided in the NEC for carrying out the mission of organic farming.