Chamling suggests declaration of NE as organic belt

Gangtok: Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has suggested to the Centre to declare north east, known for its flora and fauna, as an organic belt, official sources said on Monday.

Chamling made the suggestion to the Union Minister for DONER, Paban Singh Ghatowar, in New Delhi yesterday when he also discussed the possibility of declaring as an eco-friendly zone.

During the meeting, he also emphasised the urgent need for an alternative highway from Gangtok to Siliguri.

Ghatowar assured the chief minister to put it on the priority list of projects, the sources added.