Non-organic vegetables and fruits disposed by Sikkim Government

April 12, 2018, 9:35 am
Rangpo( Sikkim ),Apr 12: Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has not ceased to create history as Sikkim is now widely known as India’s first organic state and to keep up with this, the state govt has already initiated a move to curb non-organic vegetables and fruits from April 1 wherein no-one will be allowed to sell them or import whichever (vegetables and fruits) are listed as banned in official listing.
In view of this, huge quantities of seized non-organic items lifted from market of capital Gangtok and elsewhere places of state by enforcement team were dumped in a huge pit at Majhitar in Rangpo sub-division assisted by Dept of Horticulture officials. Nearly Rs 2.5 lakh market worth non-organic vegetables and fruits seized from Gangtok as well as unaccounted worth of same seized from rest parts of State markets were disposed off.(Agencies)

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