The Hon’ble Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture, AH&VS deptts. Shri Lok Nath Sharma called on the Hon’ble Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing

Gangtok, May 20 (IPR)
The Hon’ble Minister, Agriculture, Horticulture, AH&VS deptts. Shri Lok Nath Sharma called on the Hon’ble Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing Shri PC Gaddigaudar (MP Lok Sabha), here in the capital Gangtok, this evening.
The meeting also had the presence of the Additional Secretary Lok Sabha Secretariat Shri Shiv Kumar, Joint Secretary – Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture Govt. of India Geetha Meetina, Secretary Horticulture department, Govt. of Sikkim Shri BB Subba, Additional Director Horticulture Shri BL Dahal, officials and others.
At the outset Hon’ble Minister Lok Nath Sharma offered khada and extended warm welcome to the visiting dignitaries. He briefed on the existing scenario of agriculture, horticulture and allied sectors in the state of Sikkim. He drew lights on difficult topographical features of himalayan state of Sikkim and urged the Hon’ble Chairman to consider such notable factors in allocation of fund under centrally sponsored schemes. Minister Sharma also urged for early release of fund, so that the schemes can be implemented on stipulated time frame to benefit the farmers in Sikkim. He also stressed upon need to conduct empirical studies and research work with a prime objective to revive the declining crop of few varieties.
He also touched upon several initiatives undertaken by the state government under the leadership of the Chief Minister to enhance the organic production and benefit the farmers at large.
The Hon’ble Chairman Shri Gaddigaudar has been leading the thirteenth members deligation of Parliamentary Standing Committee on four days visit of Sikkim on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Food Processing with prime focus on Mission Integrated Development on Horticulture (MIDH) and Organic Farming Sikkim

As per the direction of the Government to provide assistance and information in matters related to office practices especially to the rural people the Block Administrative Centre (BAC), Namchi has started “Help Desk” cum “Single Window” in its office premises

Namchi, 2 May : As per the direction of the Government to provide assistance and information in matters related to office practices especially to the rural people the Block Administrative Centre (BAC), Namchi has started “Help Desk” cum “Single Window” in its office premises w.e.f. 02.05.2022.
An initiative of the Block Development Officer, Namchi Mr. Tenzing Bhutia the Help Desk primary aims to strengthen the service delivery system of the BAC so that people visiting the place is not cheated of their time and energy.
The Help Desk was inaugurated by Mr. Garjaman Gurung, Group D staff in presence of the BDO, Namchi and the office staff of the BAC.
Two office staff Mr. Simon Rai, Office Assistant and Mrs. Rashmi Subba, Office Supervisor has been assigned to maintain the effective functioning of the ‘Help Desk’.
Also with the objective of maintaining good sanitation practices, to ease discomfort and to make aware the females of the importance of health and hygiene the BAC, Namchi started the practice of providing sanitary napkins for the female visitors to address cases of emergency.
Aquagurd filter is also installed at the BAC for its employees and the visitors so that the portable water can easily be accessible for drinking

The fire broke out at the ground floor of three storied Stage-cum-Store located at the public ground of Baluwakhani/Legship

Gyalshing/Legship, March 28 (IPR): The fire broke out at the ground floor of three storied Stage-cum-Store located at the public ground of Baluwakhani/Legship, this morning, caused massive damage to the properties.
The Minister-cum-Area MLA of Gyalshing Bermiok constituency Shri Lok Nath Sharma carried out the inspection visit at the fire accident spot. He enquired about the damage caused by fire and loss of properties in detail. Minister Shri Sharma also handed over financial assistance to the caretaker of the infrastructure for immediate relief, at his personal level.
Later, Minister Shri Sharma also took the opportunity to interact with the emerging cricket players practicing at the public play ground.
He was accompanied by the Chairman of Coordination Committee of Rangit NHPC, Shri Ram Kumar Chettri, youths and others

The Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang met with His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to India, Shri Suzuki Satoshi accompanied by Senior Officials from the Embassy of Japan in India, Senior officials from JICA and F.I.C.C.I and the officials from the Government of India at Hotel Mayfair

Gangtok, March 29 (IPR): The Chief Minister, Shri Prem Singh Tamang met with His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan to India, Shri Suzuki Satoshi accompanied by Senior Officials from the Embassy of Japan in India, Senior officials from JICA and F.I.C.C.I and the officials from the Government of India at Hotel Mayfair, today.
During the meeting, they discussed various important matters, including the production of Green Energy in Sikkim and the initiation of a high-value product industry like semiconductors, microchips, and TVs.
In terms of education, they deliberated on ways to impart the Japanese language and training in relation to various skills and professions, including health care and nursing to improve employment opportunities for the youth.
Talking about Horticulture and food processing, the Chief Minister proposed conducting workshops to train farmers to boost productivity and diversify the cultivation of cash crops like Shitake Mushrooms.
Later, in the meeting, they discussed issues related to Disaster Management and Climate Change. Relating to this concern, the Chief Minister mentioned that the state government is setting up to establish the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose University of Excellence to help in addressing matters of common interest in the Himalayan region. He hoped that this initiative will also help neighboring countries like Bhutan, Nepal, and Myanmar.
Apart from these, they also discussed strategies to enhance tourism and the hospitality sectors, focusing on natural and cultural values.
Present on the occasion were Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim, DGP, Additional Chief Secretaries, other dignitaries, and officials from the Government of Sikkim

73rd Republic Day celebration at Sub Division Office Rongli

Pakyong, January 26 (IPR): The 73rd Republic Day was celebrated with patriotic fervour at SDM Office premises, Rongli today.
MLA cum Advisor, Excise Department Shri Em Prasad Sharma unfurled the National flag and received the guard of honour followed by rendition of the National Anthem.
The ceremony had the presence of Chairman Shri Nirpat Gurung, Zilla Panchayat members, Panchayat President, all head of offices, SDPO Rongli, BDOs Reghu and Renock, SHOs, members of leading NGOs, members of Driver association, SHGs, Youths of Rongli.
The programme had patriotic songs by Yodess NGO group, welcome speech was delivered by Joint Director Cooperation. The Republic day messages of Governor of Sikkim and the Chief Minister was read by Shri DS Subba, SDM and Shri Kumar Pradhan Joint Director (Education) Rongli respectively.
Addressing to the gathering, chief guest Shri Em Prasad Sharma highlighted on the importance of Republic Day and the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters. Sikkim now on speed mode for over all development despite Covid pandemic situation. He also stated that in a short span of time a lot of developmental works has made by the Government. He further added and appealed all to cooperate and work unitedly for the development of the State.
The programme concluded with vote of thanks delivered by VO, AH/VS Department.
The programme was conducted by Shri Srawan Dhakal BDO Reghu

Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang chaired a meeting with the Culture Department at Samman Bhawan

Gangtok, June 26: The Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri Prem Singh Tamang chaired a meeting with the Culture Department at Samman Bhawan in the presence of Hon’ble Minister Shri Samdup Lepcha and other senior officials today.
The house discussed constructions, renovation/repairing works related to the department, manpower management, historical monuments, religious monuments, traditional houses etc. The Hon’ble Chief Minister directed them to focus on reviving old traditional practices which will also help boost the tourism sector. He emphasized on having a database of oral history for future generations and also adopt traditional aspects at different levels. He also addressed the topic of grants-in-aid to associations for various programmes.
The officials updated the Hon’ble Chief Minister regarding the ongoing works and ongoing construction activities. Hon’ble Chief Minister also enquired in detail regarding the various projects which are included in the recent budgetary plan.
Similarly, the Hon’ble Chief Minister also held a meeting with the Irrigation & Water Resource department in the presence of Hon’ble Minister Shri Bhim Hang Limboo and senior officials wherein they discussed the Irrigation channel, flood management programme, stone water drainage system, Jhora tending work, restoration works, and restoration of the defunct channel. The department also put forth their demand for extra manpower.
The Hon’ble Chief Minister directed the officials to properly scrutinise and only sanction genuine works and affirmed to look into matters related to damages caused by incessant rain. They also discussed several grievances of the department and the Hon’ble Chief Minister assured to look into it