Tingvong GP in North Sikkim and its adjacent areas are traditionally known for Large Cardamom Plantation. This is a high value Cash Crop, however, over recent years there has been steady decline in Large Cardamom yield basically due to old age of the bush and prevailing viral diseases. The revival of cardamom cultivation is a dire need of the farmers in the GP to reinstate its old farming practice and to address the issue of declining standard of living.
Under SAGY initiative massive Large Cardamom Plantation was done with more disease resilient seedling under convergence with HCCDD and MGNREGA, wherein HCCDD provided inputs and MGNREGA provided man-power. This should be an important step towards reviving the Large Cardamom Plantation which in turn would improve the standard of living of the people over years.