Gangtok Times Report
Gangtok, July 25
Sikkim Democratic Front party suggested Sikkim Krantikari Morcha government to come above the politics and to understand the importance of organic mission to take it forward in the interest of farmers of Sikkim. The party asserted that the silence and ignorance of the State Agriculture Minister, Loknath Nepal towards the organic mission would take away the benefit and profit getting by Sikkimese farmers in organic farming.
A SDF press release issued by its spokesperson, JB Darnal suggested the ruling SKM government to give continuity to all physical infrastructural and inclusive pro-people plans and programmes of SDF. However, the release adds, not to speak a single word on the pro-people programmes and schemes of SDF government and its Ministers in different government programmes prove their mental poverty.
The release mentioned that in his four-day long official tour and inspection of organic farming farms established by SDF government in West District, the Agriculture Minister did not mention a single word on the Organic Mission. On the same, the SDF expressed that not to speak a single word on the Organic Mission shows that either the Agriculture Minister having some personal issue with the former CM, Pawan Chamling or having objection with the golden Organic Mission programme of the former CM and SDF government.
The release stated that in the recent seminar of Agriculture Ministers of the country under the chairmanship of the Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar at Delhi on 09 July, the Union Minister asserted that agricultural scientists and farmers should visit Sikkim to study the organic farming. However, it is very unfortunate for the people of Sikkim that the State Agriculture Minister had not spoken a single word despite of such statement by the Union Minister, the release added.
The release expressed that the silence and ignorance towards the organic mission of the Agriculture Minister would take away the benefit and profit of Sikkimese farmers. The release suggested that SKM government and Agriculture Minister to come above the politics and to understand the importance of organic mission to take it forward in the interest of farmers of Sikkim.
The release added that SDF welcomes the suggestion of Agriculture Minister Loknath Nepal to officials of Agriculture & Horticulture Department to work honestly by understanding the difficulties of farmers. The release added that the prime principle of SDF party was the development of the people in any party government in the State. It is added that SDF has always been dedicated for the interest, right, privilege and development of the people of Sikkim by sitting in the government or as an opposition. SDF worked hard in fields of political, educational, physical development and basic amenities for the people, the release added.