SIMFED Launches Certified Organic Food Products In The Capital
Sikkim State Co-operative Supply and Marketing Federation Ltd (SIMFED), the apex marketing federation of Sikkim, launched a vast range of organic and natural food products in the Capital.
Sikkim was declared as the first Organic State of India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015. The organic food products were launched by SIMFED in collaboration with Qseal Agritech Pvt Ltd., an organic agriculture-based organization.
One of the pioneering organizations in India in the field of organic farming, SIMFED in the last 10 years has worked with more than 40,000 farmers on almost 35,000 hectares of agricultural land in 10 States across India. To provide best prices to the farmers, SIMFED has taken many successful measures such as the elimination of middlemen and easy processing. And to enhance the reach and penetration of organic food, SIMFED strictly complies with the latest quality standards that ensure highly safe and nutritious food.
The vast range of SIMFED’S organic food products includes unpolished rice, organic flours, organic cereals, unpolished pulses, spices(whole and powdered). These will be introduced in the market soon in 500 grams and 1 kg packages. Organic pickles, jams and bakery products will also be launched shortly.
The specialty products from Sikkim include organically grown buck wheat flour, dale chilli (cherry pepper), large cardamom a high value cash crop and export commodity and ginger and turmeric (two powerful spices from the Himalayan ranges). The other specialty products that will available soon are cashew from Andhra and Odisha, king chilli from Assam, mango from Andhra, pineapple from North East region, joha and black rice from Assam, kodo and lemon from Chhattisgarh and Assam, potato from Gujarat, and mandarin orange from Assam.
In the near future, SIMFED is also planning to export various organic produce like niger, ginger, turmeric, black pepper and potato from different regions of the country.
SIMFED’S organic food products were launched in the presence of Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Mr Radha Mohan Singh, Sikkim Chief Minister Mr Pawan Chamling, and Mr Somnath Poudyal, Food Safety and Agriculture Minister of Sikkim.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Roger R. Rai, M.D., SIMFED said, “At SIMFED, we work for the benefit of both the consumers and the producers. We ensure that the farmer, who is the intrinsic part of our society is getting the best possible agricultural inputs such as seeds, fertilizers, equipment, and is able to get the best possible amount for his/her agricultural produce. Being an ethical and responsible committee, we are cautious that none of the quality measures formulated by the government are compromised or ignored, and the very best of the agricultural produce is reaching to the general public.”