Sikkim CM Pawan Chamling honoured with Sustainable Development Leadership Award
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was honoured with prestigious Sustainable Development Leadership Award of the The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
He was presented with the award by President Pranab Mukherjee during “World Sustainable Development Summit” in New Delhi.
The award bestowed upon him in recognition of his vision and leadership in environment and sustainable development that made Sikkim India’s first into a fully organic state.
- Sikkim is only state in India that has attained the official status of fully organic state in January 2016 announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
- Around 75,000 hectares of land in Sikkim has been converted into certified organic farms following the guidelines as prescribed by National Programme for Organic Production.
- Sikkim contributes around 80,000 tonnes of organic production out of total 1.24 million tonnes of recorded production in India.