Chalamthang a South Sikkim village has launched a month-long campaign to become the cleanest organic village in the State and the country.
Local panchayats, SHG members, schools teachers and villagers participated in the campaign launch on Monday with enthusiasm. Upadhyaksha South Bhim Lakhey and Temi BDO Krishna Kala Gurung were present on the occasion.
The village under Temi Namphing constituency has around 222 households with 1,071 people.
Temi tea estate Managing Director Mrinalini Srivastava informed that Chalamthang is famous for home stays. But tourists often questioned about the attraction of the village so we came up with the idea of making it the cleanest organic village, she said.
“We are also planning on setting up traditional healing centre’s and wellness spa here in future for which an Italian medicinal trainer is visiting soon. We have urged UNESCO to adopt this village,” she added, reports SE.
The villagers are cooperative and hardworking which will definitely help us attain the goal, she said.
Chalamthang Panchayat Renuka Sharma said, “We want to make our village a famous tourist spot. We already have 10 government home stays and we are gearing up for private home stays too. There are 16 Self Help Groups where women are taught ways to raise their income and become independent.
We appeal for more funds so that we can provide more training to these women,” she added.
Through this campaign, we want to create awareness amongst our people and set an example, she added.
Meena Sharma, a retired teacher of Upper Chalamthang Junior High School, donated 20 bamboo baskets to the village during the drive.