GPU level programme on organic farming at Nandok

Gangtok, 10 Apr:

International Panaacea Limited, a service provider agency under the Sikkim Organic Mission, Government of Sikkim, organized a Gram Panchayat Unit level programme on Internal Control System [ICS] for Organic Certification and Organic vegetable production at Nandok in East Sikkim on 09 Apr, a press release informs.

Deputy Director, Sushma Pradhan, informed about various schemes for farmers and emphasized on the present market value of leafy and leguminous vegetables. She also mentioned about crop rotation, land and manure preparation, organic seeds and seed treatment for different crops.

Block In-Charge, IPL, Tashi Bhutia, mentioned about the standard of Organic Certification and briefed about the standard of National Programme for Organic Production [NPOP] and National Organic Program [NOP] technical standards [USA]. Mr Bhutia emphasized on training component demonstration for different formulation to control disease in crops and vegetables.

Panchayat Secretary of Nandok GPU, while addressing the farmers, highlighted on the production of vegetables and other crops in both seasons. He also urged the participants to follow the policy and methods of Organic Farming practices in the villages.