Sikkim state was recently conferred with prestigious “Eco Agriculture Award 2021 by Agriculture Today Group, the national agriculture magazine. What award means to Sikkim shares Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Government of Sikkim, Lok Nath Sharma. Minister for Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Government of Sikkim, Lok Nath Sharma, received the prestigious award during a virtual seminar and award function organised on Eco Agriculture Revolution at the conference hall of National Information Centre, Tashiling Secretariat.
It may be mentioned here, The eminent jury of Agriculture selected the State of Sikkim for the 1st edition of the Eco Agriculture Awards 2021 of States/UTs with Sustained Focus on Eco Agriculture Revolution.
Minister Sharma expressed gratitude to the Agriculture Group on behalf of Chief Minister, the State government and the farmers of Sikkim for selecting the State of Sikkim for the prestigious Eco Agriculture Award 2021 and for acknowledging the State’s achievements, initiatives and sustainable focus being mobilized by the State government.
Sharma also elaborated on the journey of Sikkim Organic Mission and underlined post declaration initiatives including the ongoing establishment of Sikkim IFFCO Organic Limited at Rangpo to support farmers in the fields of processing, packaging and marketing of agricultural products in the near future.