Gangtok, October 18(IPR): Hon’ble Speaker, SLA, Shri L. B. Das attended a Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of the two Integrated Processing Units of Sikkim IFFCO Organics Limited in the special presence of Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Horticulture departments Shri Lok Nath Sharma at Rangpo, today.
It may be mentioned here that the foundation stone was laid by Hon’ble Chief Minister Shri. Prem Singh Tamang on 22nd December 2019, in the august presence of Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India, Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar. The integrated processing units will be processing and packaging the high-value crops and market them outside the State once it is established, and has been envisaged to ensure that the farmers of Sikkim will get the rightful market for their produce, both nationally and internationally.
The function was also attended by CEO Sikkim Organic Farming Development Agency (SOFDA) Dr.S Anbalagan, IFFCO MD, Shri Manish Shrivastav, and his team from IFFCO Limited and other dignitaries.
Thereafter, the Hon’ble Minister also visited Horticulture store located at Majhitar. He interacted with the officials and took details of the store and also discussed boundary demarcation of Horticulture farm.