ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN SIKKIM
Sikkim is a small Indian State known for its clean and green image. The State enjoys good air and water envrionment and hosts more than 25% of the country's biodiveristy. Amidst several economic and infrastructural developments taking place in the State, Sikkim has amicably sustained its natural resources with hosts of environment amelioration initatives. The Government of Sikkim has imposed ban on use of firecrackers, prohibited burning of agricultural waste, banned the use of styrofoam products, banned burning of tyres, banned use of polythene carrybags and chemical fertilizers. Sikkim has hosts of flagship programmes like State Green Mission, Ten Minutes to Earth, Smritivan and Paryavaran Mahotsav programmes which has greatly mobilised the entire state's populace in plantation and cleanliness activities throughout the State. Sikkim is now known as one the cleanest State of the country and boast of Gangtok, its capital town being declared as the Cleanest Hill Station and Cleanest Town of the country. For the clean and green image, Sikkim has also been rated as amongst the top tourist destinations of the World.
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