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Create a roadmap to upscale organic farming in Sikkim: FM Sitharaman

To boost tourism, the state can take the initiative to call some of the tourism aggregators who facilitate homestays, said Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during post budget conference
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

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Sikkim should create a roadmap to upscale organic farming in the state after consultation with various stakeholders as it has the natural advantage of being India's first fully organic state, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a post-budget interaction in Gangtok. 

“The state should have a clear progress chart on various stages of growth in organic farming and look for opportunities in exports as well because of better price realisation. It should also include millets in its plan,” she added.

In 2016, Sikkim became India’s first fully organic state by implementing organic practices on agricultural land.

Sitharaman also requested the

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First Published: Feb 27 2023 | 11:37 PM IST

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