GANGTOK, 18 May: An awareness campaign on Organic Farming and Certification was held at Ward No 2 at Ram Kumar Subba, the ex-Panchayat’s house in Tukman Lower Sangadorjee GPU of West District on Monday. The meeting highlighted the Sikkim Organic Mission-2015.
The meeting was organized by Mevedir and was attended by more than 51 farmers from the area. SB Tamang, Panchayat of ward no 2 of Sangadorjee GPU, was present as the chief guest of the day, a Mevedir press release informs.
Departmental officials and some panchayats could not attend the function because they were engaged with the State Day celebrations on the day, the release adds.
Ram Chandra Sharma, senior Field Officer of Mevedir, spoke on the significance of organic farming in his welcome address, drawing specific reference to Sikkim.
The roles of VLWs and field officers were also explained during the meeting by Robert Lepcha and Jeewan Gurung, Field Officers of Mevedir.
The Mevedir field staff also informed the gathered farmers that Sangadorjee has been selected for organic certification and it was imperative for all farmers to participate in the right spirit and attend such trainings and awareness programs, the release adds.
During the meeting, Krishi Jeewan Sudhar group and Green Farmer’s Club were also formed as ‘ Farmers Interest Groups’ to promote the Sikkim Organic Mission .