Organic Farming : Sikkim is declared as First Organic State of India
Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister, declared Sikkim as first organic state of India. He
appreciated Sikkim for its transformation into an eco-friendly farming state.
Hon’ble Prime Minister inaugurated a state flower show. And given the importance to the need for promotion of
vertical farming and cultivation of fragrant high value orchids for enhancing income of farmers.
He released three Cymbidium orchid hybrids and named two of them as Cymbidium ‘Sardar' and Cymbidium ‘Deen Dayal'.
The Chief Minister of Sikkim, Shri Pawan Chamling, named one hybrid as Cymbidium ‘Namo'.
Shri Singh emphasized the need of strengthening lab-to-land programme in presence of large number of progressive
farmers of the state. The initiatives like Soil Health Cards, Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav and promotion of pulses and
oilseeds must be given the priority.