First 100% Organic State in the World
Highest hydropower generation capacity in India’s North-East Sikkim exhibits diverse climatic conditions from tropical moist to temperate and alpine zones. Agriculture is the primary occupation of the inhabitants of the state. The major crops of the state include rice, maize, tea, soybean, ginger, orange, pears, potato and tomato. It is the top producer and exporter of large cardamoms in the country.
Sikkim has also done well on the sanitation front and is India’s first fully organic state. Sikkim enjoys a strategic locational advantage, sharing its boundary with Bhutan, China and Nepal. Teesta and Rangeet are the two major rivers flowing through the state with nearly a hundred tributaries. The state is home to 315 glacier lakes and world’s third highest mountain peak Mount Kanchenjunga that attracts a large number of tourists from across the world.