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India’s Sikkim wins top prize for its organic revolution

India s first fully organic state won the top prize in a United Nations-backed award on Friday, with organisers saying its policies had helped more than 66,000 farmers, boosted tourism and set an example to other countries. The small Himalayan state of Sikkim on India s border with Tibet was declared fully organic in 2016 after phasing out chemical fertilisers and pesticides and substituting them with sustainable alternatives. Sikkim s experience shows that 100 per cent...

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