Sikkim, Announced as India’s First Fully Organic State in 2016

India is one of the developing countries in world and farming is the main option for the citizen of the country. Huge numbers of the people are fully depending on the cultivation, as it’s a developing country gradually population is increasing rapidly on the counting scale the civilisation also developing throughout the country for the population and civilisation the area of farming land is decreasing speedily. So the quantity of the growing crops are not sufficient on need so that the maximum number of the farmers using the pesticides and chemical fertilisers for growing more and more crops to fulfilling the needs of people. Government of India wants to kill the pesticides and Chemical fertilisers using in farming land but it is only fairy tale for common people in every of the country.

Using of fertiliser and pesticides harmful for the eco system to human lives but the farmers are helpless because of pollution they could not grow the crops using the organic fertilisers to reach the goal of the needing crops. So maximum time they are using the non bio gradable fertiliser and pesticides. These harmful fertiliser and pesticides are killing as like position. The harmful effects of excessive using of fertilizers and pesticides are in various ways such Environmental Effects, Effects on Soil and Crops, Health Effects, and Indoor Pollution etc.

2016 turned out as the great year for the capital Gangtok as the cleanest city, overall best in education and tourist destination while the famed Kanchenjunga National Park was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List and the lastly it is the first fully organic state in India.

“We have achieved fully-organic status in the end of December. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally announce this at a sustainable agriculture conference in Gangtok on January 18,” Sikkim Organic Mission’s executive director Anbalagan told.

How was the Journey

On the 18th January Sikkim greet the cheers of great acquirement – the first fully organic states of India. It looks back to the 13 years ago in the year 2003 when the idea was mooted to implementing the state as the fully organic. 75,000 hectares of farmland converted into certified organic farms implanting the organic practises. Sikkim produces 800,000 tonnes of organic produce nearly 65% of all over India. Sikkim represented that the going for organic doesn’t the falling of productivity.

“All states in the country should follow the example of Sikkim by bringing select areas under organic farming, and helping market the high-value produce,” the PM said.

“It has been agreed by all nations that we have to change our lifestyle. We cannot exploit nature, and have to go back to basics and live in harmony. Sikkim is a model state for the world because nature is protected here, and yet, development is not compromised,” he also said.

In the year of 2003 the Chief Minister of the state Mr. Pawan Chamling selected his state for the organic way cultivation, educated the people about protecting a rich tradition of home-made bio fertilisers, not only that the phasing out the chemical harmful fertilisers and subsidies on chemical inputs. Through a long and difficult way the government of Sikkim achieve the pride feather.

Success of the State Agriculture Department

It a great success of the state Government of Sikkim especially for the agriculture department of the state and the government dedicated the credit towards the citizen of the tiny state of Sikkim. After getting this awarded the government and local people mainly the farmers are overflowed with happiness   “Hum Log ab khusi khusi se kaam karte hain. Ham sab gaao waale milke kaam karte hain. Sab bahut active ho gaye hain organic mission ke baad.” (We villagers work happily now, in a spirit of togetherness. Everyone’s become very active after the organic mission was announced) – Norkit, an organic farmer, Sikkim.

“I am particularly delighted that the conference is being held in Sikkim and focus will be given to sustainable development, organic farming and ecotourism”, Tweet in the Twitter by the Prime Ministers.

Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan are in the way actually they are at the top three positions. Kerala and Mizoram are promoting for the organic cultivation.

I think it is a great example for whole country how the tiny state Sikkim chased the all biggest and developed states, that if you have the will then it doesn’t matter to achieve the goal.