Governor on two-day tour of West Sikkim

Governor Ganga Prasad with the employees of the cheese factory at Dentam. He also took a walk of the famous Singshore bridge. Pics: IPR
Thu, Apr 25, 2019

GEYZING (IPR): The two-day visit of Governor Ganga Prasad officially started today from NHPC Hingdam where he planted tree saplings for cleaner environment.
The Governor then visited the Apline Cheese Factory at Dentam where he met with the manager and the working staffs. The manager explained in detail the process of how cheese and other products are produced.
Prasad toured the factory and interacted with the officials whilst addressing them with ideas to increase production and assured to help them in every possible way.  
He then proceeded towards the Dentam Forest Guest House where he met the farmers of Dentam and members of the Self Help Groups (SHGs).
The Governor, in his address to the farmers and SHGs, mentioned his deep desire to meet with the farmers and panchayats of the region which he has been doing since the beginning of his tenure in Sikkim. He also assured the farmers that their problems would be dealt with swiftly regarding their produce which needs to be properly marketed.
Further, Prasad mentioned that the farmers need to benefit from their produces and the State's organic policies have indeed made Sikkim famous in the country for which the farmers are the pillars. He also mentioned that the organic products are in huge demand for which he has constantly kept bringing the issue of helping the farming community to the notice of the government.
He also stressed on the importance of water harvesting which should be practiced well in areas facing acute shortages of water. He acknowledged the contributions of the farmers which he feels that should not be gone unnoticed hence the issues would be given priority.
Distributions of blankets to the needy people of Dentam were done by the Governor formally concluding his first day tour of West Sikkim.

Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi