Agriculture minister stressed on preparation of marketing mechanism following Europe visit  


Sikkim Review

Sujal Pradhan

Gangtok, August 6:

Following the visit of the Sikkim’s delegation led by Minister, Agriculture,  Lok Nath Sharma to the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) Switzerland. Minister Sharma today advised establishing an organic regulated market at least in two identified urban areas in the initial stage and help to prepare a marketing mechanism for the benefit of the vegetable growers during the meeting with the officials of the Horticulture department at his chamber at Tashiling Secretariat, Gangtok, today.

Minister Sharma also wished to see the work progress periodically and encouraged everyone for field exercise

Must tell here, Minister Sharma was gratified to obtain a new learning experience from the visit to the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), the world’s leading institute in the field of organic agriculture. He shared about the progressing agricultural scenario in the state of Sikkim under the leadership of the Chief Minister and FiBL has also expressed keen interest to collaborate with Sikkim in the field of organic agriculture.

FiBL facilitates the development of sustainable agriculture in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe in close cooperation with local partner organisations.

Today’ s meeting was attended by the Secretary Horticulture BB Subba, Pr. Director Sadan Tamang,  Director M.K. Subba, Director P. L. Basnet, Additional Director B.L. Dahal, CAO JB Karki, SE (E) Bijoy Thapa, and officials.

 Minister Sharma stressed for a comprehensive field exercise so that all deserving beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Krishi Atma Nirbhar Yojana would be covered under this production incentive scheme. He also advised organising a coordination meeting with KVK, ICAR, and Spices Board to promote research work in the horticulture sector.

He also emphasised generating massive awareness about cluster farming to sensitize the farming community in coordination with concerned BDOs and Panchayats.



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