SIKKIM ORGANIC MISSION - Policy Vision and Mission. Frame policy of organic farming in the state. Prepare a clear cut implementable road map of organic farming. To implement the programmes of organic farming with a systematic approach to achieve the target set by the Govt.
Sikkim is the first State of India to officially announce adoption of Organic Farming in the year 2003 and the only State of India to convert entire State into organic (other north eastern States are in the process of converting to organic). Organic farming has been a traditional way of farming in Sikkim adopted by farmers since ages.
Organic farming in Sikkim since 2003 Sikkim is a very small state in East India, the economy of which is dependent on agriculture and tourism. Among all the states in India, Sikkim had the third.Last year, prime minister Narendra Modi lauded Sikkim for its organic farming, a programme that had gradually been rolled out across the state since 2003 by its chief minister, Pawan Kumar Chamling.Sikkim has shown the way by becoming India’s first organic state. Hence, several other states have also been encouraged to replicate what is being called the “Sikkim Model”. Benefits of Organic Farming. One of the biggest reason why farmers are getting attracted towards organic farming is because of the high price that such produce fetches.
The agriculture systems practiced in Sikkim are integrated in natures that have evolved through years of experimentation by the farmers. A marginal improvement in the lifestyle of the farmers has been witnessed with the adoption of modern technologies. Sikkim State has some inherent strength that largely supports organic farming.
V. Prospects of Organic Farming in the State of Sikkim In the State of Sikkim farming is traditionally organic and farmers were following organic cultivation till the mid-eighties. After that Sikkim’s farmers gradually started practicing chemical farming to increase food production.
In January 2016, Sikkim became India’s first “100 per cent organic” state. Today, all farming in Sikkim is carried out without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, providing access to safer food choices and making agriculture a more environment-friendly activity.
In 2017 the Thai government set the objective of expanding the organic sector at national level thanks to the National Program for Organic Farming. The ambitious goal of 1,000,000 rai registered.
Sikkim’s organic farming mission at stake due to attacks from wild animals The menace by wild animals has put at stake the Pawan Chamling government’s ambitious mission of switching to.
Sikkim produces 91,000 metric ton of organic vegetables annually, but its requirement is 1,20,00 metric ton. In April this year, the state had imposed a ban on the sale of non-organic vegetables barring five items, including onions and vegetables.
I declare that this Thesis “Economics of Organic Farming: A Study in Andhra Pradesh” submitted by me for the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Economics to Andhra University, Visakhapatnam is original and it has not been submitted, previously in part.
Sikkim is now the first fully organic state of India. Believe it or not, the landlocked state in Eastern India has done what many other states could not. Sikkim is now a completely organic state officially.
Organic farming is one of the several approaches found to meet the objectives of sustainable agriculture. Many techniques used in organic farming like inter-cropping, mulching and integration of crops and livestock are not alien to various agriculture systems including the traditional agriculture practiced in old countries like India.
Sikkim has become India's first fully organic state by converting around 75,000 hectares of agricultural land into sustainable cultivation.
Sikkim, and its organic advantage. While the rate of land converting to organic is only going up, the rate of naysayers declaiming the efficacy of organic farming hasn’t gone down. Going organic doesn’t mean that productivity goes down, as proponents of chemical agriculture claim. Context is extremely important while reading data.