There's been a lot of buzz recently about Sikkim becoming a completely organic state. The state government has won kudos from many quarters, from being featured on the popular TV show Satyamev Jayate to being effusively praised by PM Modi. While there is no doubt that Sikkim is one of better governed small states in India, a more balanced view has been missing from the general discourse.
Varun Santhosh is a Programme Manager, Centre for Smart City Governance at the Takshashila Institution - a Bengaluru based think-tank and school of public policy.
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