45 projects get financial assistance under NBHM for a ‘sweet revolution’

The Central govt, aiming for the in general advertising and improvement of scientific beekeeping in the state to accomplish the intention of ‘sweet revolution’, has permitted/sanctioned 45 projects for the assistance of ₹88.87 crore for funding underneath the National Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM).

The Economic Survey for 2021-22 said that maintaining in see the relevance of beekeeping as aspect of the integrated farming method (IFS) in the nation, the federal government accepted the allocation of ₹500 crore for NBHM for a few years from 2020-21 to 2022-23. The mission was introduced as a part of the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat plan.

The survey claimed: “NBHM aims for the over-all advertising and development of scientific beekeeping in the nation to obtain the intention of ‘Sweet Revolution’ which is being carried out by Countrywide Bee Board (NBB).” A complete of 45 assignments for the guidance of ₹88.87 crore have been approved/sanctioned for funding underneath NBHM as on December 17, it explained.

Exports up 110%

India’s export of honey has amplified by about 110 for each cent amongst 2013-14 and 2019-20.

Diversified agro-climatic conditions of the nation offer great likely and prospects for beekeeping/honey creation and export of honey.

Beekeeping is an agro-dependent exercise carried out by farmers/landless labourers in rural parts as aspect of the IFS. Beekeeping has been helpful in the pollination of crops, thus, raising income of the farmers/beekeepers by way of rising crop generate and supplying honey and other higher-benefit bee-hive goods this sort of as bee wax, bee pollen, royal jelly, bee venom, etc.

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January 31, 2022