Agri Minister inaugurates organic market at Pakyong

Gangtok, 29 Mar:

Agriculture Minister Somnath Poudyal today inaugurated an organic market at Pakyong in East Sikkim. Also present were MLA Gnathang Machong, DT Lepcha and MLA Rhenock, Hemendra Adhikari.

"The market has been named walking street where one can buy varieties of organic produce. The market is only meant for farmers who want to sell anything organic," said Mr Lepcha while talking with reporters.

He added that the market will be operational from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

Minister Mr Poudyal said that the government is determined to restrict entry of some vegetables and fruits from outside into Sikkim and the new organic market would help boost the sale of organic produce.

When asked about the price regulation, the Minister replied, "Let the demand and supply determine the price as of now there is no regulation on the price on organic produce."