Sikkim, September 17: Sikkim Lok Sabha MP Indra Hang Subba called on Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Kailash Choudhary at his office in New Delhi. The meeting was called to discuss various issues and policies of the State.
Subba informed how the State government is committed to implementing Central schemes in the State. He said that they are working meticulously to bring about the changes so that it benefits the people at the grassroots level.
The meeting discussed a few important matters such as the benefit of organic farming for the northeast states in general and Sikkim in particular. They also discussed the importance of food processing units in Sikkim for cash crops like large cardamom, ginger, turmeric, kiwi, orange and many more. The minister showed a deep sense of interest in creating a better agricultural infrastructure for the farmers in Sikkim.
The meeting by Sikkim MP was later joined by Minister of State for Food Processing Industries, Rameshwar Teli. He assured to provide all possible help to the government of Sikkim to implement the policies.
The meeting also formed a forum to discuss all the pending issues of reservation of seats in the Legislative Assembly of Sikkim for Tamang and Limboo schedule tribes and demand for inclusion of 11 left-out communities in the list of Schedule Tribe.