Modi asks Sikkim farmers about organic farming

Gangtok
21 Jun 2018

In his interaction with farmers across the country on Wednesday through video conferencing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with the two farmers of Sikkim, Nim Tshering Lepcha of Nandok village and Pemkit Lepcha of Timpyem village of East Sikkim district, said a PIB release. A total of 28 farmers from the East Sikkim district were present at NIC, Gangtok during the live interaction programme.
From Nim Tshering Lepcha the Prime Minister wanted to know about organic ginger production, as Sikkim was famous for organic spices production. Lepcha, informed that he was practising organic agriculture since 2013. Pemkit Lepcha informed the Prime Minister that she was undertaking organic production of vegetables like pea, cauliflower, broccoli and cabbage in rice fallows. With the help of Krishi Vikas Kendras, her annual income had increased four times and cropping intensity by 200 per cent. (EOIC)