State Affairs

Bhutan crew films Sikkim’s first organic festival

GANGTOK / KOLKATA

A Bhutanese film crew is in India to capture the essence of organic villages in south Sikkim, renowned for its organic produce, which are being showcased at the maiden Nagi Pokhari Tourism and Organic Festival.

Sikkim has set for itself the goal of becoming an organic agricultural state by 2015.

The festival which began Wednesday in Nagi under Namthang-Rateypani constituency, in south Sikkim, is an initiative of Nagi Tourism Development Committee to bring the place – a scenic lake and adjoining villages – to the forefront for domestic and international travellers, reports Economic Times.

“This is probably the first of its kind in India… it is the first in Sikkim. The constituency tops in terms of producing most of organic produce of Sikkim.

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