Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sustainable Development Leadership Award

2016 'Sustainable Development Leadership Award' honoured to Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling by President Pranab Mukherjee during “World Sustainable Development Summit” in New Delhi. The award was presented to Chamling in recognition of his vision and leadership in environment and sustainable development leading to the establishment of Sikkim as the first and only organic state in the country according to citation presented by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
Sikkim is only state in India that has attained the official status of fully organic state in January 2016 announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Around 75,000 hectares of land in Sikkim has been converted into certified organic farms following the guidelines as prescribed by National Programme for Organic Production. Sikkim contributes around 80,000 tonnes of organic production out of total 1.24 million tonnes of recorded production in India.

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