Sikkim to have dedicated Organic Market under SIMFED

Gangtok, 01 Feb (IPR):

A meeting was chaired by Chief Minister, Prem Singh Tamang at Samman Bhawan today to take stock of Organic Mission and its progress. The meeting was also attended by Agriculture Minister, Lok Nath Sharma.

The meeting focused on bringing more accuracy in practicing Organic Farming in the state. It is also to mention here that Organic farming is considered as the agricultural system contiguous to the traditional Sikkimese way of farming.

The officials from Agriculture and Horticulture department briefed the house about the organic mission and their initiatives to enhance it and promote it among the youth and the grassroots level.

The government has decided to have a dedicated Organic Market under the supervision of SIMFED where only organic products will be sold, which will be beneficial for the Farmer-Producer Organizations (FPOs) in the state.

The meeting also projected Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) to work towards the promotion and marketing of the organic produce of Sikkim in collaboration with the SIMFED. The company is focused to create an Organic Value Chain across Sikkim and Northeastern states.

The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary, S.C Gupta, ACS Finance, V.B Pathak, Secretary to CM, Dr. S.D Dhakal, Secretary Agriculture, Ringing C. Bhutia, Secretary Horticulture, B.B Subba, Secretary DOP, K.C Lepcha, MD SIMFED,BhaskarBasnett, along with other officials from Agriculture, Horticulture, and Cooperation departments.