SUBJECT :Chalamthang, a nondescript village in South Sikkim, aims to become the cleanest organic village in the state and the country. The villagers have launched a month long campaign to realise the vision. 

The campaign launch on Sunday. SE Pic

Gangtok, April 1, 2018: Chalamthang, a nondescript village in South Sikkim, aims to become the cleanest organic village in the state and the country. The villagers have launched a month long campaign to realise the vision.

Local panchayats, SHG members, schools teachers and villagers participated in the campaign launch today with zeal and enthusiasm. Upadhyaksha south Bhim Lakhey and Temi BDO Krishna Kala Gurung were also present on the occasion.

The village under Temi Namphing constituency has around 222 households with around 1,071 people.

Temi tea estate managing Director Mrinalini Srivastava informed that Chalamthang is famous for the homestays. But tourist often questioned about the attraction of the village and so we came up with the idea of making it the cleanest organic village, she said.

“We are also planning setting up traditional heal centers and wellness spa here in the future for which an Italian medicinal trainer is visiting soon. We have urged UNESCO to adopt this village,” she added. The villagers are cooperative and hardworking which will definitely help this village attain the goal, she said. Chalamthang panchayat Renuka Sharma said, “We want to make our village as a famous tourist spot. We already have 10 Government homestays and we are gearing up for private homestays too.

There are 16 Self Help Group where women are taught ways to how 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.


Source: Sikkim Express