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Sikkim, UN Award, World’s First, Organic State
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‘Small but beautiful’, Sikkim has set an example for the world after becoming the first-ever organic state in the world. On Monday, Sikkim’s Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy...
organic
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At a time when bureaucrats are limited to making policy decisions and scanning files, a district collector in West Sikkim has set an example by ploughing the fields to encourage villagers to take up agriculture as a self-employment option. Dr A B...
organic
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Taking a bold step yet again by Sikkim Government led by visionary Chief Minister Sh Pawan Chamling who aims to make tiny Himalayan state of Sikkim unlike any other place by encouraging total organic farming and business. The state govt has already...
kiwi growers
Itanagar Staff Curator 95
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India imports 4,000 tonnes of kiwi fruit from New Zealand, Italy and Chile annually, but farmers in frontier state of Arunachal Pradesh, who have been growing kiwis for decades, are struggling to find buyers and forced to sell their produce at 30...
Été Coffee
Kohima Rita Krocha 1,387
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Born out of love for coffee, Été Coffeeis Nagaland’s first coffee roasting company since 2016. The enterprise may be very young but it has already proved its prowess in the field. In just a little over a year, it has sold over 6000 coffee packets...
organic vegetables
Gangtok Staff Curator 98
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Sikkim has produced about 80,000 metric tonne of various organic vegetables in 2016-17 after it became a fully organic state. "We produced 80,000 metric tonnes organic vegetable in the state last year to showcase our commitment to organic farming...
brahmaputra
Northeast Staff Curator 12
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With the aim of helping India’s flood-ravaged north-east, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has set up a high-level committee to evolve a strategy for management of the region’s water resources. “The committee will facilitate...
Spices
Northeast Staff Curator 208
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Northeast India is distinct in every respect when compared to the rest of India and that shows clearly in the cuisines of various NE Indian states. The secret behind the uniqueness of Northeast Indian dishes lies in the very...
Mint Farming
Guwahati Staff Curator 20
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In 1917, the Royal Commission for Agriculture had analyzed crop trends for the British Raj and said that Indian agriculture is a gamble on the monsoon. It’s true that the monsoons have turned truant in some parts of the country while other parts...
Soibam Maniton Singh
Imphal Staff Curator 259
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Soibam Maniton Singh, a journalist of Manipur set a benchmark by turning into a banana cultivator and achieving success in the field. Soibam started banana farming through learning of success stories from the banana farmers during one of his trips...
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Although West Bengal has the highest number of Nepali-speaking people in India, Sikkim has the highest density. Six of the eight Northeastern states have a higher density than Bengal, where the 10.23 lakh Nepali-speaking people make up 1.2 per cent...
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At a time when farmers across the country are protesting to demand loan waiver and better prices for their produce, their compatriots in far-off Manipur are adopting latest technology to increase their production. In Manipur, almost 70 per cent of...

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