Sikkim government has decided to provide vehicles in each Assembly constituency for bringing fresh organic products to the market. This was informed by Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. The state government’s decision is apparently aimed at mitigating shortage of vegetables and fruits in the market in future, as supply of non-organic produces from outside Sikkim will be banned from April 1, 2018. Opposition parties have raised concerns over the likely shortage and its effect on the prices of the agricultural products.
The system of government vehicles bringing organic produces to markets would help Sikkim become a self-sufficient and self reliant state in agriculture and horticulture sectors, Chamling said at a programme in Yangang in South Sikkim. The Chief Minister also called upon the farmers to diligently practise mixed farming.