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Sikkim Govt regulates sale of non-organic Ag & Horti commodities

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Gangtok | Tuesday, Mar 13 2018 IST
With a view to regulate sale of non-organic commodities in the Sikkim, the State government has finally issued a notification.

Additional Chief Secretary SC Gupta notified that after realizing the importance of supporting sustainable management practices in delivering long term benefits to communities,environment, economy and country, the State has taken up organic farming. The notification, further said, organic farming provides Consumers with tasty and reliable health oriented food.Therefore, in the interest of the farming community and health of public it is better to consume organic.

The notification will be implemented from April 1 next as already announced by CM Pawan Chamling.

To regulate the sale of non organic Agricultural & Horticultural commodities,to prevent risk to health of human beings and animals, non-organic is banned as per the list of specified items. Violation of the rule will attract action and the non-organic commodities will be seized, the communique stated. The notified list includes cereals,vegetables,fruits ,spices and condiments. Altogether 27 items have been banned to begin with. UNI NN AND

-- (UNI) -- C-1-1-DL0473-1286913.Xml

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