Thanks to his farming roots he became a very committed activist for organic
agriculture. In 2003, his government decided to bring the entire agricultural
land in Sikkim under organic management. This goal was achieved only twelve
years later! So far, no other politician in the world has taken the initiative
to go all the way organic.
His vision and mission was driven realizing that the way towards industrial
and monoculture agriculture in the disguise of the so-called “green
revolution” is completely wrong and certainly not an option for the social,
cultural and environmental setting of Sikkim.
Mr. Chamling realized instead that sustainable agriculture is the only way
forward in order to halt the degradation of ecosystems, ecosystem functions
and the loss of natural resources and biodiversity.