To commemorate the second anniversary of Sikkim being declared as the first Organic Farming State in the country by Prime Minister Narendra Modi two years ago, the State government is organizing a two-day event at Saramsa Garden, Ranipool to mark Sikkim Organic Day on January 17 and 18. Announcing the Sikkim Organic Day function during a news conference on 11th January 2018, , Shri Khorlo Bhutia (Secretary FS&ADD, H&CCDD) said that the event would be celebrated on with the theme ‘Transforming Agriculture for a Better World,’ this year. Chief Minister Shri Pawan Chamling would attend the event as the Chief Guest along with popular Ayurveda proponent Acharya Balkrishna from Patanjali Ayurveda, Haridwar and other dignitaries and famers. The celebration would have display of flowers, fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses etc in general. Competitions would be held in Cymbidium Orchids and vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, tomato and broccoli. Two-day seminar will see experts from the State and Central government agencies deliberate on various aspects of organic farming like production, value chain development, pest management, and various schemes being implemented by the Government. About 300 farmers along with stakeholders and visiting delegates are expected to participate in each day of the seminar. Likewise, eight progressive farmers of the State would also be awarded with Progressive Farmers Award comprising Rs.25,000/- cash each by SAMETI.
SIKKIM ORGANIC DAY 2018- is being organised by FS&ADD and H&CCD Department at Saramsa Garden , Ranipool - East Sikkim on 17th and 18th January 2018. Wherein,the farmers of the state will be showcasing their organic products like vegetables,fruits,flowers,cereals,pulses,spices,etc. There will be a conference as well as display and competition of the above items where prizes will be distributed.
Invitations are invited from designers for the logo of Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (SSOCA) a Government of Sikkim undertaking which is being established under accreditation from Agriculture and Processed Foods Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Government of India.
The Shyampani Farmers Club, promoted by Lakshya Organization of Lower Kitam, South Sikkim, was formally launched on Wednesday. The launching programme was presided over by zilla panchayat member Sunita Tamang who assured all possible help from her. Lakshya Organisation general Secretary Roshan Kaushik highlighted the essence of group dynamic and team work to develop the club and the village. He also dwelt on communication mechanism, functioning of farmers club, capacity building and utilization of grant assistance. The grant assistance of Rs 10000 per year shall be extended for a period of three years of launching by NABARD under Farmers Club programme. NABARB DDM Tempa C.Bhutia highlighted on back-ended subsidy oriented Dairy Entrepreneurship Development Scheme, other crop loans including Kisan Credit Card, insurance of cow and personal accident insurance scheme like PMJSY,PMJJY and other credit-linked business. Ward panchayat Umesh Tamang submitted that banks are not delivering credit linked and subsidy oriented benefits to the people though the government has been implementing various financial assistances to upgrade the livelihood of people. The banks are harassing the common people by demanding unwanted documents and high transactions.
Day long training on canopy management of pear fruit was organized by Horticulture & Cash Crop Development department under Horticulture Mission for North East Himalayan States at Dungdung Aritar on Friday. Prof.Jindal, Senioor fruits consultant at North East Horticulture Technology Mission, Horticulture Additional Director Shri H.C Pradhan and Joint Director Shri Sherap Bhutia were the resource persons.Prof.Jindal, informed the farmers on the canopy management of pear fruits during first four years after which the pear trees bear fruits. He also informed about various techniques on canopy management. The Horticulture Additional Director said the first pruning follow-up training was done to aware farmers regarding canopy management so that there will be quality fruiting and more benefits in the pear cultivation. The Joint Director said the market value of Sikkim Organic products will be more in international market and the price of the Organic pears will also be good. The Farmers were shown practically on pruning of the pear trees which they had planted last year in their field. The Farmers were also given free pruning secretor on the occasion. Grafting methods of new varieties was also taught to the farmers.
A day long training program> ATMA EAST at Rai Gaon, Ranka. The training was attended by 30 progressive farmers. Chief resource person was Sonam chopel lepcha, VLW mushroom unit, Mazitar. During the day long training, the trainees were informed in detail about basic requirement followed by live demonstration of oyster mushroom cultivation pratice. The whole program was organised and conducted by Block technology manager( Ranka block)
Department of Food Security & Agriculture Department was conferred with the “Certificate of Excellence in Evergreen Revolution “during the 41st phase Skoch Summit on “Transformative Government” at New Delhi, on 23th Sept.2015. at New Delhi the Award was received by Principal Resident Commissioner, Shri Govind Mohan and Secretary (FS&ADD) , Shri Khorlo Bhutia on behalf of the Sikkim Government, Shri S.C. Gupta(State Additional Chief Secretary cum Agriculture Production Commissioner) was also present on the occasion.