A new chapter is set to begin in the history of Sikkim with its acknowledgement as an Organic State : Dr Jitendra Singh

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INVC NEWS New Delhi,Union Minister of State Independent Charge Development of North Eastern Region DoNER, MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh ,Gangtok, Sikkim ,Prime MinisterINVC NEWS
New Delhi,
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh arrived in Gangtok, Sikkim today ahead of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s 2-day visit to the state of Sikkim beginning tomorrow.

Soon after his arrival, Dr Jitendra Singh reached Raj Bhawan where he was received by the Governor, Shriniwas Patil. In a meeting, they discussed in detail the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s 2-day visit to the state. Later, he also held a meeting with Chief Minister, Shri Pawan Kumar Chamling following which he convened a meeting with senior officers of the State Administration.

During his 2-day visit, the Prime Minister will address the valedictory session of the National Conference of Agriculture Ministers of different States being organized by the Union Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Union Ministry of DoNER and the State Government of Sikkim. Before his departure for Union Capital on the 19th January,2016, the Prime Minister will also visit the venue of Sikkim Organic Festival.

Dr Jitendra Singh said that a new chapter is set to begin in the history of Sikkim with its acknowledgement as an “Organic State”. This will not only boost the organic farming in the state and the surrounding region, but would also help in the growth of economy and generation of new avenues of vocation for the youth.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, Organic Farming Mission was initially conceptualized in the Ministry of DoNER and he was glad that it is being carried forward by the Union Ministry of Agriculture which has better infrastructure and resources for the purpose. However, the Ministry of DoNER will be rendering the logistic support and every other possible assistance for successful accomplishment of organic farming dividends, he added.

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