#6 – The first 100% organic state in the World: Sikkim

Sikkim a beautiful North-eastern state in India, neighboured by Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet. 

Occupied majorly by the Himalayas, this state only has 10% farmland. Sikkim’s traditional way of farming is mainly rain-fed with bare minimum external inputs. It can easily be called an organic farming method.

This ambitious project was spearheaded by the then-CM, Pawan Chamling, in 2003. 

In 2010, the ‘Organic Mission’ was launched to turn the state 100% organic. The plan worked and in 2015, Sikkim was declared the first 100% organic state. 

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Strong political will, policy coherence, farmer education, and an allocation of 80% budget led to this amazing transformation. They phased out fertilisers completely and gave a push to local organic seeds development.

We have good things happening all around. We have examples everywhere. Let’s get inspired to do something good, to do something right.

Source: Organic Without Boundaries 

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