Sikkim Organic State
The government of the small Indian state of Sikkim in the Himalaya decided 2003 to transform Sikkim into an organic farming state. Chief Minister Sri Pawan Chamling was the driving force in his meanwhile 25 years as head of the state. He started the "Organic Mission" in 2010 to convert the entire agricultural land into certified organic land by 2015. Sikkim was declared organic state by the end of 2015 and is a lighthouse example for the organic movement today.