Sikkim Bats for cow protection to improve organic fertility

Sikkim

Sikkim government has proposed to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Union Ministry of Agriculture and Food Processing to enhance subsidy relating to food processing, logistics and post harvesting to a minimum of INR100 crores for the entire north east including Sikkim to promote industrial activities in these areas, according Mr. Khorlo Bhutia, Principal Secretary, Horticulture and Cash Crop Development Department, Government of Sikkiim.

Inaugurating Outreach Awareness Programme on Cold-Chain under aegis PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here today, Mr. Bhutia also announced that the government of Sikkim has also urged the PMO and other relevant departments in the central government to extend substantial financial support to the support to the government of Sikkim or dairy development as it would lead to “Cow Protection”  that‘s manure would be useful to enable the state to retain its organic nature.

Inaugurating the Outreach Awareness Programme on Cold-Chain under the aegis of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry here in Delhi recently, Mr. Khorlo Bhutia also announced that the government of Sikkim has also urged the PMO and other relevant departments in the central government to extend substantial financial support to the government of Sikkim or dairy development as it would lead to “Cow Protection”  that‘s manure would be useful to enable the state to retain its organic nature.

According to him, “Cow Protection” is critical in state like Sikkim to retain the fertility of its land and soil to go on producing organic produce for its people and export purposes because with their manure, the state would carry on the fertility of its land and soil as it has already emerged as the only organic state in the country. Elaborating on the subsidy factor for food processing units and logistics industry and

Elaborating on the subsidy factor for food processing units and logistics industry and post harvesting techniques, Mr. Bhutia said that currently subsidies to promote these industries in north east amounted to INR 13 crores per annum which is a peanut. Therefore, a proposal has already been submitted to the PMO including Ministries of Agriculture and Food

Therefore, a proposal has already been submitted to the PMO including Ministries of Agriculture and Food Processing  and the union cabinet is likely to dispose off this proposal shortly as indication to this effect have already reached to the northern eastern states including Sikkim, he said. With

With higher subsidy, the farmers of north east will not only be able to increase its agricultural and horticultural production but also gain in higher returns on their production because number of industries in these areas would come up that would also increase local entrepreneurship, he pointed out. He also said that the government of Sikkim will shortly launch Rs.150 crores worth of cashless

He also said that the government of Sikkim will shortly launch Rs.150 crores worth of cashless agri and horti cultural programme to promote cash crop in the state in next few weeks to enhance cultivation of cardamom, ginger, turmeric and the like.  This programme will be launched by the Chief Minister of Sikkim. In his address Mr K D Bhattacharya, Deputy Director, MSMEs- Development Institute,   Kolkata, Government of India said that the Ministry of MSME has several subsidised programme and schemes to support for the prosperity of local entrepreneurs in Sikkim and urged to take advantage of them to hike organic produce in state for domestic consumption as also export.

IMr K D Bhattacharya, Deputy Director, MSMEs- Development Institute,   Kolkata, Government of India said that the Ministry of MSME has several subsidised programme and schemes to support for the prosperity of local entrepreneurs in Sikkim and urged to take advantage of them to hike organic produce in state for domestic consumption as also export. Director,

Director, PHD Chamber, Dr. Ranjeet Mehta in his remarks appreciated the efforts of the state government for inviting investment in the state as with this, enterprise in the state will grow and so the employment.

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