PM inaugurates Sikkim Organic Festival 2016

He addressed the Plenary Session of the National Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, at Gangtok in Sikkim.

  1. The Prime Minister recalled CoP-21 meeting in Paris, where the idea of “back to basics” had been raised forcefully.
  2. He said Sikkim has already achieved that feat of living in harmony with nature, and is therefore a model of development which also protects nature.
  3. The Prime Minister complimented Sikkim for Gangtok being rated as the 10th cleanest city in a survey conducted by the Government of India.
  4. The Prime Minister exhorted States to identify a district, or even a block, to convert to a 100 percent organic area.
  5. The Prime Minister suggested that a digital online platform of progressive farmers should be developed in each State.
Organic Farming – Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojna (PKVY), NPOF etc.
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