Salghari MPCS launches its organic brand‘Sikkim Harvest’

Sikkim Harvest, an organic brand introduced by Salghari Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society [MPCS], South Sikkim, was officially launched today at South District Officers Club in Namchi in the presence of Speaker, SLA, KN Rai, as chief guest and Director, Horticulture Department, DK Bhandari, and Principal Secretary, Cooperation Department, K Srinivasulu, as guests of honour.

President of Salghari MPCS, HB Rai, in his introductory note cited in detail the background of Sikkim Harvest.

Director, Horticulture Department, Mr Bhandari, appreciated the initiative of Salghari MPCS and urged the society to spread awareness about their venture in the entireState in days to come.

He also advised Salghari MPCS to avail subsidy based schemes from State’s Horticulture Department to set up additional plants in the society. He informed that the department has installed roof water harvesting in Salghari to solve the water crisis.

On the sidelines, Mr Bhandari also applauded the works of Temi Tea Estate in the organic sector in Sikkim. He assured extension of all possible support to Salghari MPCS from the department.

Speaker, SLA, Mr Rai, while appreciating the venture of Salghari MPCS, said that among 178 Multipurpose Cooperative Societies of the State, Salghari MPCS has earned good name and has excelled in becoming a well-known MPCS.

He mentioned that this initiative of Salghari MPCS will fetch appreciation in the national and international market as the market for organic products is huge both nationally and internationally.

“The products of Salghari MPCS will not be sufficient as people have become aware of the value of organic products which has led to increase in its demand,” said Mr Rai while urging other Cooperative Societies of the State to draw inspiration from Salghari MPCS’s venture.

He further suggested Salghari MPCS opening an outlet in Gangtok as the packaged organic products of Salghari MPCS can be used as gift packages.

During the programme, Salghari MPCS was presented with grant of Rs 10 lakh and a refrigerator van by Horticulture Department while the Agriculture Department presented one Bolero pick-up for the society’s convenience.

The official website for Sikkim Harvest was also launched by the chief guest and guests of honour. Nodal Officer of the project, Ajay Rai, presented brief background on Sikkim Harvest which was followed by presentation of felicitations and mementos.