Agriculture Department LAHDC Kargil, Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency sign MoU for organic farming certification
KARGIL, JANUARY 07 2021: An MoU was signed between the Department of Agriculture LAHDC, Kargil and Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (Government of Sikkim) regarding certification of organic produce/products and establishment of Organic Certification Agency in Kargil District in presence of the Executive Councilor (EC) for Agriculture, Muhammad Ali Chandan during a meeting held at Leh.
The meeting was organized by the Mission Director, Mission Organic Development Initiative (MODI) UT Ladakh Tashi Tsetan with the objective to hold interaction, deliberation and confirmation of the Agriculture sector in Kargil under Organic Certification.
The Director Sikkim State Organic Certification Agency (SSOCA) Sudhir Giri, Chief Agriculture Officer Kargil Kacho Muhammad Ali Khan, Headquarter Assistant Agriculture Department Kargil Muhammad Hussain Khan besides officers of the Agriculture Department Leh and SSOCA attended the meeting.
During the course of the meeting, EC Chandan said that Kargil district has vast potential in the field of agriculture sector and famers are also hard working. He hoped that this move will be a game changer for people involved in the agriculture sector especially farmers to enhance their income and livelihood.
Meanwhile, the Director SSOCA apprised EC Chandan about certification of organic produce/products through a detailed powerpoint presentation.