India to showcase organic farming of Sikkim at B20 conference in Gangtok

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The vibrant organic farming of Sikkim will be prominently showcased to the world through the 3rd B20 Summit to be held in Gangtok, Sikkim from 15 to 17 March 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) is organizing four B20 conferences in the North Eastern Region to showcase the untapped potential and opportunities within the region.

  • Out of which two conferences have already been held in Imphal and Aizawl.

  • The third and fourth conferences are to be held in Gangtok and Kohima respectively.

  • The hosting of the B20 summit in Sikkim is important to showcase the vibrant organic farming of the state to the world.

  • In addition, the B20 event to be held in Gangtok will throw light on organic farming.

G20 Tracks

  • G20 has two Tracks- Sherpa Track and Finance Track. 

  • Sherpa Track has 13 working groups and 11 engagement groups.

  • DPIIT is the nodal ministry for two working groups namely Startup 20 and Business 20 (B20).

  • Working groups consist of non-governmental participants from each G20 member who provide recommendations to G20 leaders and contribute to the policy-making process.

Business 20 (B20)

  • It was formed in 2010 and is the official G20 dialogue platform with the global business community.

  • The B20 aims to provide concrete actionable policy recommendations on each Presidency's priorities to drive economic growth and development.

  • The B20 has scheduled a total of 100 meetings, including 65 in-person meetings and 35 hybrid meetings.

  • B20 summit to be held in New Delhi from 26 -27 August 2023.

The Startup 20

  • Startup 20 has been established under the G20 Presidency of India.

  • It aims to act as a dialogue platform with stakeholders of the global startup ecosystem.

  • It aims to represent the global startup ecosystem with G20 leaders to raise macroeconomic concerns and challenges faced by entrepreneurs.

  • A total of 60 meetings of the Start-up 20 Engagement Group will be held, of which 5 are in-person meetings.

  • The upcoming event is Startup 20 Gangtok, Sikkim on 18-19 March 2023.

  • The Startup 20 Summit will be held in Gurugram from 2 -4 July 2023.

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