Sikkim government has ambitious plans to make the state fully organic by 2015, hoping to transform it into a hotspot for organic products, state Agriculture minister D N Takarpa said today.
At the Sikkim Food Processing Investors meet, the minister said, once the goal had been achieved in 2015, the value of organic products of the state would yield good value not only in the domestic market but also in the international market.
In his inaugural address Takarpa spoke about the state government’s rolein taking the agro-based and food processing industries of the state forward with investor-friendly policies.
The state government, he said, was also taking it forward by preparing the people of the state to take over these industries as an sector for employment, under the Capacity building programme which is the flagship programme of the government.
The state government was also active and involved in providing marketing facilities to the people who have taken up agro-based industries as their source of employment, he said.