Sikkim's first airport to be operational by next year

The first airport of Sikkim is expected to be operational from December 2016, which will provide a direct connectivity to the land-locked state. The airport will come up at Pakyong which is 35 km from Gangtok. Currently the nearest airport is Bagdogra in Bengal and one has to drive down to Sikkim from Bagdogra. Besides, the state is also going to be declared as an "organic state", first in the country, by next year, It is a green initiative and the concept has been prepared to make entire farming activities environmentally friendly. There will be no use of pesticide or chemical fertilizer in the farming, and crop and vegetables will be grown with organic manure and this can boost exports. Courtesy: The Economic Times

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