B20 meeting organized in Gangtok, foreign delegates made aware of Sikkim’s organic farming
17 th March, Chennai: The B20 meeting under India’s G20 Presidency began on Thursday in
Sikkim’s capital Gangtok. The meeting was attended by more than 100 delegates including
around 50 foreign delegates from 24 countries. In the meeting, the vibrant organic farming of
the state was displayed prominently in front of the world through the B20 programme. It also
focused on exploring opportunities for cooperation in industries such as tourism, hospitality
and pharmaceuticals. Meanwhile, Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang addressed the
delegates participating in the conference. He appealed for support to establish Sikkim as the
‘Greenest Agro-ecological Destination’ in the world. He said that Sikkim needs such green
technology which can ensure better production from limited agricultural land.
Chief Minister Tamang stressed the need for capacity development of the new generation of
farmers in the state as well as the need to provide them new methods of training on organic
farming. The title of the B20 meeting was ‘Conference on Opportunities for Multilateral
Business Partnership in Tourism, Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals and Organic Farming’. The
meeting also included B2B and B2G events involving government officials, policy makers,
business leaders, CEOs, representatives of multilateral organizations and local entrepreneurs.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Secretary, Sikkim, VB Pathak said that Sikkim is a leader in
the protection and conservation of its natural resources. It promotes green investment and is
ideal for business opportunities. During this, an exhibition was organized for local
entrepreneurs at MG Marg.