Sikkim, the beautiful eastern state of India famous for its natural beauty & art craft & woolens. Now the state is in news for going Organic. Yes the state government has plans to turn whole state to a organic state. Under which no chemicals pesticides & fertilizers will be used.
Organic farming combines ecologically-sound modern technology with traditional agricultural practices including crop rotation, green manure and biological pest control to ensure reduction or total elimination of chemical inputs. In several parts of Sikkim, farmers have succeeded in growing completely organic maize, paddy, ginger, cardamom and turmeric while expanding the practices to other horticultural crops.
By 2015, state will be totally a organic state. Government will help farmers by providing consultancy on organic farming & will also help in marketing their produce to a national level.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between FIBL Institute of Organic Research Centre of Switzerland and Agriculture department of Sikkim for a long term partnership in which the department will receive technical support from the institute on research and training and other possible knowledge on organic farming.
If sources are to be believed Aamir Khan’
s first television project Satyamev Jayate
- will have one full episode on organic farming in Sikkim.
Aamir had recently visited Sikkim and other Northeast States to shoot for his Satyamev Jayate. He was in Gangtok in February with a 16 member team. Aamir Khan’s “Satyamev Jayate” in Sikkim A documentary film on the organic journey of Sikkim was shot in Sikkim under the banner of Aamir Khan Film Production unit, Mumbai. This story of Sikkim going fully organic will be telecast as one of the episodes of the much awaited Talk Show to be hosted by Aamir Khan to be telecast in Star Plus. The documentary also features an interview of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Sikkim with Aamir Khan which was conducted at New Delhi on 09.04.2012. The Talk Show will be featuring selected stories on social issues affecting the life of the common man. The filming crew reached Gangtok on 11th April 2012 and filmed the organically certified Temi Tea gardens, vegetable clusters of Simkharka, Ginger and Orange cultivation at Sajong, Central Pendam, training of farmers on Internal Control System (ICS) development and documentation for Organic Certification. The crew captured farmers conducting organic farming activities, interviews with farmers and other stakeholders involved in this organic movement of the State on April 12 th and 13 th 2012.
The second day of the shooting covered the organic stalls at Kanchendzonga Shopping Complex where the organic producers as well as consumers were interviewed. This was followed by shooting at Integrated Pest Management laboratory, Soil Testing Laboratory, Livelihood School Tadong, and the organic baby-corn, sweet corn and off-season vegetables production by different Self Help Groups of Rumtek. The Hon’ble Minister, FS&AD and H&CCD Departments was also present at Rumtek and was also interviewed.
It is indeed a great achievement for Sikkim that the noble organic vision of the Government has been recognized by a production house of Aamir Khan’s repute and has been selected for broadcasting as one of the sixteen episodes. This will also serve as a very good platform for making our organic story heard all over the world and will go a long way in the
promotion of the organic agenda of Sikkim putting Sikkim in the global map of Organic Farming.
He also visited Punjab to meet the farmers.Organic Sansar
, Indore is the one of its kind initiative to provide organic Food to residents of Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
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