‘Sikkim has to overcome challenges to become organic’

February 12, 2014 0 Comments

New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Sikkim has set for itself the goal of becoming an organic agricultural state by 2015 — but there are several challenges that it needs to overcome to see the shift, said an ecology expert from the Himalayan state.

Organic agriculture, as an adaptation strategy to climate change, is a concrete, holistic and sustainable option but has challenges in terms of acceptance and the sustainability of such a move needs critical appraisal,” Rajendra P. Gurung, chief executive officer, Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim, told IANS here.