Addressing a conference of Agriculture Ministers of states here, he said an airport in the state will not only boost tourism but also help in quick transportation of Sikkim's organic flowers and other products to other states and global market.

Hailing the quality of flowers of the state, Modi said, "Sikkim grows some flowers with long shelf life. There are different fragrances. There is big global market for fragrance. They want organic raw material. If the flowers have to be transported, there is need for infrastructure. So, an airport needs to be built in Sikkim."

Commending the efforts of the state government in promoting organic farming, PM Modi suggested the state to brand organic products and set an online platform for sale of such items. He also presented a certificate to state chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling appreciating Sikkim for becoming 100 percent organic farming state in the country.

Earlier, Chamling demanded that the Centre grant tribal status to leftover communities and pass a resolution to ensure two communities - Limbo and Tamang get reservation in the state Assembly.

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