Gangtok: Endowed with rich natural resources, Sikkim is among the few places in India where ecological issues are at the forefront of the political debate during elections.

Sikkim was declared the best State, whereas Gujarat slipped from 17th to 24th rank in human development, according to the India Public Policy Report (IPPR) 2014.

Areas surrounding Sikkim's three sanctuaries, which are home to carnivores, herbivores, birds and magnificent rhododendron forests, will soon be declared as Eco-Sensitive Zones by the Centre.

Areas surrounding Sikkim’s three sanctuaries, which are home to carnivores, herbivores, birds and magnificent rhododendron forests, will soon be declared as Eco-Sensitive Zones by the Centre.

Human activities including mining, quarrying or setting up new 'major' hydro-electric projects will not be allowed around areas up to 200 meters from the Khangchendzonga National Park and four wild

State faces a Goa-like situation, warns National Board of Wildlife

In order to bypass the need for a mandatory clearance from the National Board of Wildlife (NBW) for a slew of dams being developed in Sikkim, the Environment Ministry has slashed the protective zone around the hill State’s national parks and sanctuaries from the existing 10 km to an insignificant 25-200 metres.

Tiny state of Sikkim has been declared as best state in the country in implementation of Rural Tourism Projects by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.

Sikkim has set for itself the goal of becoming an organic agricultural State by 2015 — but there are several challenges that it needs to overcome to see the shift, said an ecology expert from the H

New Delhi: Sikkim has become the only state in the country to achieve more than 100 per cent sanitation in rural and urban households, schools, sanitary complexes and Aanganwadi centres.

In a country ranked poorly on the health and environment front, Sikkim has done remarkably well to become India’s first State with 100 per cent sanitation coverage, according to a report of the dri

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