Sikkim Proves Why the Rest of India Must Adopt Organic Practices for a Bright Future
Ashmeet Kapoor, CEO, I Say Organic, discusses Indias organic future, and the rise of organic farming in Sikkim.
Some time ago, social media was abuzz with the news of Sikkim becoming Indias first fully organic state. Sikkims achievement reminds me of our own organic practices that we abandoned, and how going back to them is the only way to ensure our own existence going forward.
Over 75,000 hectares of agricultural land in Sikkim is now free of pesticides and chemicals, and healthy, allowed to rejuvenate, and helping people eat and be healthier. This is extremely positive news that sets a great example for the rest of India. Every bit of credit goes to the progressive Sikkim State Government for thinking beyond immediate benefits and profits, and considering the greater good for both its people and its lands. I cannot stress enough of my admiration of them for looking to sustainability from a long-term point of view.
It is especially encouraging that the state has managed this feat in less than a decade. It shows that with the right policies and incentives, going organic and healthy is a very achievable feat.