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Sikkim Becomes The First Fully Organic State Of India

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Sikkim known as the Land of Flower is now the first organic state of the country. By converting approximately 75,000 hectares of cultivated land into organic farmland, Sikkim achieved this status in December, last year, but a formal declaration will be made by PM Modi in Gangtok on January 18, yesterday.

Sikkim Becomes The First Fully Organic State Of India:

  1. Sikkim

1. Sikkim Produces 800,000 Tonnes Of Organic Produce

Sikkim Produces 800,000 Tonnes Of Organic Producesource: intoday.in- Photo: Rajen Pradhan.

Organic cultivation doesn't involve the use of fertilizers and chemical pesticides, therefore helps to maintain a balance among various ecosystems. Within 1.24 million tonnes of organic production in the country around 80000 million is supplied by Sikkim alone. Way back, Sikkimese farmers never depended on chemicals heavily but there was the use of synthetic fertilizers. It was when the state banned its use that the farmers were compelled to go the organic way.

Blessed with agro-climatic conditions, some of the major crops produced in Sikkim are cardamom, ginger, turmeric, off-season vegetables, flowers, Sikkim mandarin, kiwi, buck wheat, paddy maize and millets.

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