Sikkim, lately, has been receiving a good deal of accolades and awards for its natural beauty and more than that, for maintaining its beauty and affluence well. Another noteworthy recognition is on its way again and this time this is going to be an international fame for the northeastern state. According to the latest news, Sikkim has been shortlisted as a finalist for the World Future Council award. The winner of this award is to be honoured in Rome later this month.
Bernward Geier, Director COLABORA, Germany while attending a seminar on ‘Ëxploring the opportunities and identification of areas of co-operation in organic dairy development in the State’ held at Krishi Bhavan in Tadong on Monday, announced about Sikkim's selection for the award. Notably, this award is considered as the highest recognition in the organic world and if Sikkim happens to win this award, this is going to be the biggest recognition and achievement for the hilly state.
Speaking about organic farming, former agriculture minister of Germany Rebate Kuenast said how she used to practice organic farming. For organic farming, she suggested to follow a policy of quality production rather than mass production.
Principal Director Horticulture and Cash Crops Development Department Dr K. Bhandari was also present in the seminar who said about Sikkim’s progress in an organic way not only in the agriculture sector but in the dairy sector as well. He further suggested that there is a need for on-going training and exchange programme which will help in ensuring further development of the organic sector in the State.
Presenting a PowerPoint presentation on dairy farming, Barbara Scheitz from Molkerei Andech, Germany, elaborated her practices in her dairy farm.
Additional Director Animal Husbandry Department Dr. B.M Chhetri spoke on the initiatives the departments had taken in adopting organic practices.