The Ministry of Agriculture has declared Lakshadweep as India’s first Union Territory to become 100 per cent organic. All farming activity in the UT is carried out without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides, which provides access to safer food choices and making agriculture a more environment-friendly activity.
Lakshadweep is second only to Sikkim, which was India’s first state to be declared completely organic. This comes after the UT received proper certifications and declarations under the Centre’s Paramparagat Krishi Vikas Yojana (organic farming improvement programme).
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Lakshadweep Island is the smallest Union Territory in India 36 Islands. Includes- 12 atolls, 3 reefs, 5 submerged banks, 10 inhabited islands.
- Lakshadweep Capital: Kavaratti.
- Lakshadweep Administrator: Praful Khoda Patel.
- Praful K Patel is currently the Administrator of Dadra Nagar and Haveli and Daman & Diu. He has taken charge of Lakshadweep Administrator from 05th Dec 2020.