Trivia / Scenic Sikkim

__________ farms in Sikkim are organic.

  1. All
  2. Around 75%
  3. Around 50%

All

In 2016, Sikkim became India’s first organic state. All farms in Sikkim are required to adopt organic farming methods. This decision was taken by the government in 2003 and it took them around 12 years to convert the 75000 hectares of farmland to certified organic farms.

Organic farming is a technique which involves the use of biological materials to grow plants in a natural way, thereby minimising pollution, degradation of soil and prevents the chemicals from entering our food-chain. With increasing awareness, people are now shifting to organic food since it's healthier and is environment-friendly.