Sikkim Organic Mission
Sikkim Organic Mission was launched in the year 2010 with focus on converting the entire agriculture land of the state to fully organic and hence Sikkim into a fully Organic State. A brand value of ‘Sikkim Organic’ was promoted dicouraging the use of fertilisers and pesticides and were substituted by organic inputs such as organic manure and organic fertilisers. The mission established infrastructure and statutory requirements in the state.
Biofertilizer units were established, rural compost units and vermicompost units were created and Integrated Pest Management was facilitated. Soil testing laboratories were upgraded to facilitate the amendment of acidic soils. Government developed farms located at Nazitam in East Sikkim and Mellidara in South Sikkim and transformed into Centres of Excellence for Organic Farming.