Organic research institute to be set up in Gangtok

New Delhi, Feb 10: Agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh has announced establishment of National Organic Farming Research Institute ( NOFRI) at Gangtok, Sikkim during 87th Annual General Meeting of Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

Sikkim has recently been declared as the first organic state in the country. The Institute will provide research and technological backstopping to organic production system in the country in general and north eastern hill region in particular.