Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Saturday, April 10, 2010

sikkim - the place to be in 2015

sikkim has a mission 2015. it is very impressive list of objectives for the state.
do check it out.
i was totally impressed by agenda item 2:
- to make sikkim an organic state by 2015
(am sure they meant organic farming).

and more interestingly, it appears that already decently vast tracks of land are already fully converted into organic farming.
and they have already passed some remarkable laws to safeguard the environment:
  1. Banned smoking & Pan Parag in 2001.
  2. B the use of non-biodegradable materials like plastic, poly-bags, Bio-medical / chemical waste in 1997.
  3. In 1995 banned the Green felling in forests & no clear felling, only dead, dying and diseased trees allowed to be removed for the bona fide use.
while the need to be like 'other countries' is a bit laughable, i will blame it on some over-zealous mckinsey-type consultant (am sure they nominate their lowest level consultants to sikkim).

4 comments:

Wil Robinson said...

Ha. "Mckinsey-type..."

Because if it's not exactly like the West, it must be wrong, nah?

csm said...

hey wil - i know. this kind of aping will get no one anywhere.

Purvi said...

Its on its way...
Our host where we stayed told us that most households grow their own food and its organic :)

Anonymous said...

why is it fashionable to deride the West!