Officials from Bhutan visit Sikkim to learn about organic farming

Gangtok, 15 May:

Ten officials from Dagana District Administration from South Central Bhutan are currently on a five-day study tour in Sikkim from 13 May. The study cum exposure tour which will wrap up on 18 May aims to help organic farming enthusiasts to study and explore various initiatives undertaken by the Government of Sikkim towards organic certification and innovative waste management both in urban and rural settings, a press release informs.

The team is led by Governor, Phintsho Choeden and Deputy Governor, Tashi Gyeltshen. The visiting delegates comprises of sector heads from the Education, Legal and Environment, Agriculture, Municipality and Dagana District Administration.

The team on its first day on 14 May interacted with Sikkim Organic Mission officials.

Executive Director, Sikkim Organic Mission, Dr Anabalagan gave an outline and presentation on the various initiatives taken by the Government of Sikkim towards Sikkim achieving the status of a fully organic State.

Mevedir, the local service provider for internal control system in collaboration with International Panaacea Limited [IPL], another service provider located in East Sikkim coordinated the programme. The visiting delegates interacted with departmental officials, Additional Directors, Pem Doma Lepcha and Tilak Gajmer and Joint Director, S. Sharma from Sikkim Organic Mission.

The visiting team also interacted with the progressive farmers under IPL regarding organic procedures.

The group is scheduled to visit Yuksom to meet the Khangchendzonga Conservation Committee and learn about Zero Waste Program spearheaded by the committee, the release reads.