It’s a proud moment for India! North eastern state Sikkim has won the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Future Policy Award 2018 for being the world’s first 100 percent organic state.

Sikkim has defeated 51 nominated policies from 25 countries, winning the Gold Prize of the Future Policy Award 2018, also known as “Oscar for Best Policies”. It will be presented during the World Food Week at headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) at Rome, Italy on Monday.

Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling and Sikkim Democratic Front MP Prem Das Rai are in Rome to attend the award-giving ceremony, besides Indian Ambassador Reenat Sandhu.

“We are pleased to know that a Himalayan state of India has been awarded this year’s Future Policies Award in agro-ecology,” Prem Das said.

The three countries Brazil, Denmark and Quito shared the silver prize.

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