Ladakh Sign MoU with Sikkim

16 July 2021 Current Affairs:The UT of Ladakh organic, the administration of Ladakh, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (SOCCA). A tripartite MOU has been signed between SSOCA and Ladakh regarding Prampragat Krishi Vikas Yojana and Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) implementation in the Ladakh region to convert UT into organic by the year 2025. The main target of this MoU is to get the organic certification after a tie-up with the Government of India.

Highlights:
♦ The target is to make Ladakh a certified organic UT by 2025, which will be completed in three phases.
First phase: 85 villages have been identified to convert 5000 hectares of land into organic.
Second phase: 82 villages will be covered with 10000 hectares. 
Third phase: the department has selected 79 towns that will cover the remaining areas.
♦ The first state to become 100 percent organic is Sikkim is, with all of its farmland certified organic. The use and sale of chemical fertilizers & pesticides are banned in Sikkim.
 

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