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Sikkim
 
State Animal:Red Panda
 
State Bird:Blood Pheasant
 
State Flower:Noble dendrobium
 
State Tree:Rhododendron
 

Sikkim at a Glance

S ikkim is a northeastern state of India. It borders China in its north and east, Bhutan in its east, Nepal in its west and the Indian state of West Bengal in its south. Sikkim is also located close to the Siliguri Corridor near Bangladesh. Sikkim is the least populous and second smallest among the Indian states. A part of the Eastern Himalaya, Sikkim is notable for its biodiversity, including alpine and subtropical climates, as well as being a host to Kanchenjunga, the highest peak in India and third highest on Earth. Sikkim's capital and largest city is Gangtok. Almost 35% of the state is covered by the Khangchendzonga National Park.
The Kingdom of Sikkim was founded on the Silk Road by the Namgyal dynasty in the 17th century. It was ruled by a Buddhist priest-king known as the Chogyal. It became a princely state of British India in 1890. After 1947, Sikkim continued its protectorate status with the republic of India. It enjoyed the highest literacy rate and per capita income among Himalayan states. In 1975, the Indian military deposed the Sikkimese monarchy. A referendum in 1975 led to Sikkim joining India as its 22nd state.
Modern Sikkim is a multiethnic and multilingual Indian state. Sikkim has 11 official languages: Nepali, Sikkimese, Lepcha, Tamang, Limbu, Newari, Rai, Gurung, Magar, Sunwar and English. English is taught in schools and used in government documents. The predominant religions are Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism. Sikkim's economy is largely dependent on agriculture and tourism, and as of 2014 the state had the third-smallest GDP among Indian states, although it is also among the fastest-growing.
Sikkim accounts for the largest share of cardamom production in India, and is the world's second largest producer of the spice after Guatemala. Sikkim has the highest share of agricultural land dedicated to organic farming in India. It is also among India's most environmentally conscious states, having banned plastic water bottles and styrofoam products.
Coordinates (Gangtok): 27.33°N 88.62°ECoordinates: 27.33°N 88.62°E
Country: India
Admission to Union †: 16 May 1975
Capital: Gangtok
Largest city: Gangtok
Districts: 4
Government: • Governor Shriniwas Dadasaheb Patil
• Chief Minister Pawan Chamling (SDF)
• Legislature Unicameral (32 seats)
• Parliamentary constituency Rajya Sabha 1
Lok Sabha: 1
• High Court Sikkim High Court
Area:
• Total 7,096 km2 (2,740 sq mi)
Area rank: 28th
Population (2011)
• Total 610,577
• Rank 29th
• Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Sikkimese
Languages:
• Official Nepali English
• Additional official
Bhutia Gurung Lepcha Limbu Manger Mukhia Newari Rai Sherpa Sikkimese Tamang
Time zone: IST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 code: IN-SK
HDI Increase: 0.684 (medium)
HDI rank: 7th (2005)
Literacy: 82.6% (13th)
State symbols of Sikkim
Animal: Red Panda
Bird: Blood Pheasant
Flower: Noble dendrobium (Dendrobium nobile)
Tree: Rhododendron

TASHILING SECRETARIAT

Gangtok,East Sikkim

Aseparate project division was set up in 2012 for reconstructing the Tashiling Secretariat after the old secretariat suffered extensive damage in the earthquake of September 18, 2011. Tashiling Secretariat is the administrative centre of the Government of Sikkim. The division headed by a divisional engineer under Building & Housing Department is tasked to supervise the reconstruction of the Tashiling Secretariat. This is the first project in Sikkim where all structures are constructed with pile caisson foundations. The project started from September 2012. It has three main components Block A building: This building is a well-designed eight-floor RCC-framed building in the site of the old Secretariat. It is the first multi-storied building in Sikkim constructed with pile caisson foundation so that it is a more stable and earthquake resistant building. The building is constructed with a total built up area of 11,870 sq m with 6,970 sq m of office blocks. The structure has two level basement vehicle parking for around one hundred vehicles and the remaining six floors in the super structure will house the office of the Hon'ble Chief Minister, the offices of the Hon'ble Ministers and the offices of all important departments of the Government. Block B building: This seven-storied RCC-framed building is being constructed in the site of the old Sikkim Press which was relocated to Tadong. This building also has two level basement parking for around ninety vehicles and the remaining five stories will be used as office blocks. The total built up area of the building is 8,486 sq m with 6,498 sq m of office area. levated exit road: In this first phase work, an exit road from Block A is constructed, this total RCC road too is constructed is

MULTI-SPECIALTY HOSPITAL

Sichey, Gangtok, East Sikkim

This is a mega-project to set up a 1000-bedded multi-specialty hospital at Sichey, Gangtok at a cost of around Rs. 475 crore. It will have the main hospital, an Annexe (VIP) block, AYUSH wing, radiotherapy block, auditorium, power substation, ANM and GNM blocks, and other healthcare facilities. It will have the following blocks accommodating several healthcare facilities. 1. The main Hospital block 2. Annexe block 3. 300 seat-capacity auditorium 4. AYUSH Block 5. Radiotherapy block 6. Existing Block No.1 7. Existing Block No.2 8. Existing Block No.3 Apart from the above mentioned blocks, the multi-specialty hospital also comprises of electrical sub-stations, underground water reservoirs, incinerator, Staff quarters, and Pump houses.

STATE MUSEUM

Gangtok,East Sikkim

The construction of a State Museum at Gangtok was sanctioned at a cost of Rs. 14.43 crore having a plinth area of 40,038 sq ft. It is a 5-storied RCC building with entrance lobby, interception centre, conservation unit, dehumidification unit, central reserve, staff hall, curator rooms, general section, office rooms, display gallery, audio visual room and library, and a viewing deck at 4th floor. Composite Building of Police Department Below Paljor Stadium, Gangtok The present headquarters of Sikkim Police Department is located along the NH 10 below M.G. Marg, Gangtok. With passage of time, it was observed that the present infrastructure is inadequate to meet the growing requirement of the police force. Also, the existing structure of the Sikkim Police located below the Paljor Stadium was in a dilapidated condition. There, it was necessary to construct a new composite building below Paljor Stadium. The upcoming composite building is a four-storied building with a total plinth area of 15,810 sq ft. The project cost of the building is Rs. 3.3 crore.

COMPOSITE BUILDING OF POLICE DEPARTMENT

Below Paljor Stadium, Gangtok, East Sikkim

The present headquarters of Sikkim Police Department is located along the NH 10 below M.G. Marg, Gangtok. With passage of time, it was observed that the present infrastructure is inadequate to meet the growing requirement of the police force. Also, the existing structure of the Sikkim Police located below the Paljor Stadium was in a dilapidated condition. There, it was necessary to construct a new composite building below Paljor Stadium. The upcoming composite building is a four-storied building with a total plinth area of 15,810 sq ft. The project cost of the building is Rs. 3.3 crore.

CHENREZIG SHINGKHAM

Gangtok,East Sikkim

The Chenrezig Shingkham project is coming up as an iconic pilgrimage tourism destination at Sangha Choeling, Pelling. The mega-project mainly consists of construction, fabrication and installation of towering metallic statue of Chenrezig. The civil component works are laying the statue pedestal of 36 ft height and infrastructural amenities like approach parking, VIP parking, reception block, cafeteria, access steps, gallery, central courtyard, elevated walkway, Lunchengyet (serpent shaped waterbody), ground staircase, Loh-Bul-Thee (throne), circumbulatory path, Mane along the grand staircase, Mane House, site leveling and protective works, and internal and external electrification. The total cost of the project is Rs. 46.65 crore which is inclusive of non-tendered items. The project is stipulated to be completed by December 2017.The progress of work is within the schedule time. The final slab casting of the statue's pedestal was done on July 15, 2016 under the guidance of the Hon'ble Minister, Buildings & Housing Department.

 

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