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Chamling announces monthly pension for organic farmers

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

Kumar Chamling today announced monthly pension for farmers engaged in organic farming in the state.

is the first fully organic state in the country.

"Our farmers involved in organic farming will get a monthly pension of Rs 1000," he said adressing a public meeting at Mangan, the North district headquarters.

Chamling is on a 32-day tour of the state, beginning from the sparsely-populated district to gauge the popular mood ahead of the assembly polls due next year.

He also asked youths to take up innovative enterprises based on organic farming.

Chamling asked officers to take up organic vegetable cultivation as a hobby and thereby bring in qualitative change in their lives.

The has banned sale and consumption of non-organic agricultural and horticultural products comprising cereals, vegetables, spices and fruits.

Referring to it, the said that the measure was a small contribution of the people of Sikkim to tackle challenges of global warming and climate change.

Chamling stressed on rapid development on other fronts as well and said that he has undertaken a 32-day tour to take stock of development at the ground level in the state.

"Our government believes im coming to the doorsteps of the people to understand their problems and fulfill their needs and is mentally interconnected with the ordinary people," he added.

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First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 18:45 IST