Sikkim won the United Nations-supported Future Policy Award (FPA) on October 15, 2018. This award has been given to Sikkim due to the policies made to transform the state into a fully biological state.
The award organizers said on this occasion that 66,000 farmers benefited from the policies of the state. At the same time promoting tourism has presented examples for other countries as well. Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling received the award.
Various states from 51 countries were nominated to receive this award. By winning the first prize, Sikkim overtook all the countries, while Brazil, Denmark, Quinton, Ecuador won the second prize.
Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director-General, Food, and Agriculture Organization (FAO), co-organizing the award said that this award is an honor for exceptional policies created by political leaders against hunger, poverty and environmental degradation.
Brazil has been honored to prepare a policy for the purchase of food for the school's food.
Denmark has received respect for making more policy for procurement of organic food.
Aquitao's capital Quito has also been honored for promoting urban horticulture.
The experience of Sikkim shows that 100% organic farming is not a dream but it is a reality.
Sikkim was declared the country's first biological state in 2016, with the elimination of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and replacing lasting alternatives at their place.