India is capable of becoming a 100% organic farming nation by 2040: former CM of Sikkim

“India is capable of becoming a 100% organic farming nation by 2040. With political will and collective action, it would indeed be possible to transform India into an organic country,” the official said. ‘Former Chief Minister of Sikkim Pawan Chamling during the inauguration of the third ‘Global Organic Expo 2022’ at the Indian Agriculture Research Institute, Pusa Road, New Delhi.

Under the theme ‘Profitability for Humanity’. During the inaugural session, Chamling reiterated Sikkim and its journey as India’s first organic state and also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for pushing the organic agenda nationally and making it a national program.

“On January 18, 2016, Sikkim became the first 100% organic state in the world; duly recognized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The first step we took was to pass a resolution on February 24, 2003 in the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim to make Sikkim a fully organic state. Since agriculture is a state matter, we passed the historic resolution in the State Assembly. After 12 years of hard work and perseverance, we succeeded in transforming Sikkim into a fully organic state on December 31, 2015,” Chamling said.

Motivational speaker BK Shivani’s sister, who was also present, said that two or three decades ago there was less content consumption. What we consume has a direct impact on our mind. Our emotional eating is what we watch, read and listen to. It used to be that we used to consume content from parents, teachers, newspapers and good books ~ less content, good quality, a protected era when it comes to content consumption. Now, with 24/7 TV, social media and digital platforms, even kids are consuming content with every click and no one is checking. “We could practice meditation, yoga, read spiritual books. Consuming high-vibration content is good in the morning; it’s called good emotional eating… The last hour is just as important… One should try to sleep at 10 p.m. and disconnect from work, slow down the mind, two hours before sleep, she said suggested.

Manoj Mishra, Director of Global Projects, Iconex Exhibitions Private Limited, also echoed that “profitability for humanity” is the only goal of this exhibition, as health is more important for future generations, as people eat adulterated food out of ignorance. With this exhibition, we want to make the masses aware of the benefits of organic food and encourage farmers to practice organic farming in the country. »

Dr. Bharat Pathak, National Officer Ganga Vichar Manch, Namami Gange said, “There is a need to promote natural agriculture in the country, rainwater harvesting is necessary and the promotion of water conservation is also necessary for natural farming. The Global Organic Expo reiterated the importance of organic agriculture, as it is not only important for people’s health but also crucial for the health of the planet as a whole. This is the first time in Delhi that the business community, traders, government bodies and chambers of commerce have come together at the Global Organic Expo – 2022 to make it easier to do business.

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