The "100 per cent organic state" Sikkim, the first in the world, will get the "Oscar for best policies" at a UN ceremony in Rome and it supports efforts to attain the Sustainable Development Goals, an Indian MP said on Sunday.
Sikkim stands out among 51 other nominees from 25 countries for the Future Policy Award 2018 the world's best laws and policies promoting agro-ecology which will be fecilitated during the World Food Week at headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday.
Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and Sikkim Democratic Front MP Prem Das Rai are in Rome to attend the award-giving ceremony, along with Indian Ambassador Reenat Sandhu.
Rai told IANS that, "We are pleased to know that a Himalayan state of India has been awarded this year's Future Policies Award in agro-ecology."
He said, "The leadership under Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has to be lauded. Farsighted and with huge political will has been the underpinning of this policy. It's even more important to understand that the magnitude of the policy in both its simplicity and wide-ranging implications for human development and climate change mitigation.
"It bolsters efforts to attain the Sustainable Development Goals. Hence Sikkim and India need to be proud of this great moment."
According to WFC Gold prize winner Sikkim is the first organic state in the world. All of its farmland is certified organic. Simaltaneously, Sikkim's approach reaches beyond organic production and has proven truly transformational for the state and its citizens.
The Sikkim Chief Minister and Vandana Shiva, together with the ladies of Himalaya, have mutually declared a responsibility for a Himalaya totally natural and biodiverse went for spreading the model that Sikkim has worked more than 15 years, which has indicated how a 100 for every penny natural horticultural model, in view of the standards of agroecology and nearby roundabout economy, isn't just conceivable yet additionally favorable.