If you're a first-timer in Gangtok, it's impossible to not get impressed looking at the clean streets.
On the first day we travelled from Bagdogra Airport to Gangtok and naturally, the city left everyone quite impressed. It's not just the capital city that upholds these standards of cleanliness but also the far flung villages in the North Sikkim District where we travelled during the coming few days. Sikkim is India's first open-defecation free state and it's high time other states take some lessons from this little hill state.
Some impressive local statistics discussed on our way from Gangtok to Lachung
The locals who joined us on this journey told us how Sikkim is now a fully organic state that has set an example for other states across India in terms of sustainable development. After the recent ban on vegetables from the import of vegetables into the state, it has taken a step forward in becoming completely self-sufficient in food grains, dairy, poultry and meat by 2020.