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Sikkim CM Honoured At One World Award Festival

Published on September 12, 2017
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was honoured for his pioneering work in the field of organic farming
He was honoured during a ceremony at Germany’s Lagau on the occasion of the One World Festival.

Sikkim CM Honoured At One World Award Festival

About Organic Sikkim Mission

  • In 2003, he made a declaration in the Sikkim Legislative Assembly to turn Sikkim into a completely organic state. 
  • After 12 years of consistent work, Sikkim was declared the first organic state of the country by the Prime Minister of India on January 18, 2016
Three Krishi Vigyan Kendras in the state, under the administrative control of Government of Sikkim and one KVK under ICAR have demonstrated various technologies on organic agriculture. Some of technologies demonstrated so far are:
  • Use of pheromone traps for control of fruit flies in Sikkim Mandarin and Vegetables.
  • Home-made biopesticides for control of blast disease in rice.
  • Use of biodynamics for nutrients, pests and disease management in different crops.
  • Use of botanicals for combating ginger diseases in the state.
  • Enrichment of compost with biofertilizers and biopesticides.
  • Use of biopesticides such as Trichoderma sp., Pseudomonas, Metarrhizium, Beauveria etc. in different crops.
  • Introduction of different cultivars of cereals, pulses and horticultural crops suitable for the organic farming system.
  • Short term research on developing package of practices of all crops in collaboration with ATMA is being initiated.

About One World Award

  • The award is presented every three years by Rapunzel and IFOAM – Organics International to people and initiatives that have an outstanding impact on the international organic movement and its ideas. This year the winners were from India, Palestine, Azerbaijan, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and Germany.
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