The UN Food & Agriculture Organisation has awarded Sikkim the Future Policy for Gold Award for being the first state in the world to be completely, 100% organic. 

Sikkim won the award by beating 51 nominated policies from 25 countries.

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Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the award and wished to build an organic world together, as reported by IANS

An organic world is definitely achievable. I also appeal to the world community that we do not carry out any kind of development work and business at the cost of the environment. 
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The award was presented by FAO's Deputy Director Maria Helena Semedo, who shared that Sikkim is a successful and outstanding example of how the food system can be transformed to ensure respect for both, the planet and the people. 

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According to a report by India Today, 66,000 farmers have been benefitted by Sikkim's transition to an organic state. 

In fact, as per AIR, Sikkim has been a fully organic state since 2016. 

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Nicknamed the "Oscar for best policies", the award is co-organised with the FAO by The World Future Council (WFC) and IFOAM - Organics International. 

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This is definitely a proud moment for not just Sikkim, but India as a whole. 

Feature image courtesy: Vikramjit Kakati/ Wikimedia Commons