♦ 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.