Govt earmarks Rs 81 lakh for bee keeping in Jammu
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu Nov 5: Government has earmarked Rs 81.11 lakh for promotion of bee keeping in Jammu division.
This was disclosed by Minister for Agriculture Ghulam Hassan Mir while talking to a progressive bee keeper, Dev Yog Raj Goswami of Sarore, district Samba.
Pertinently, Goswami was recently felicitated as ‘Farmer Scientist’ by Centre for International Trade in Agriculture and Agro based Industries (CITA).
While appreciating Goswami, the Minister assured full cooperation for promotion of his unit and asked him to establish honey processing plant, an official statement said.
He said other farmers should also get an inspiration from such progressive farmers and improve their socio-economic condition by adopting agriculture related activities.
The Minister said the Department has taken a series of steps to revive and promote bee keeping following Varroa Mite which had hit this industry in Jammu during the last decade.
The Minister said under an assistance scheme launched by the department, four bee breeders have been identified and provided Rs 3 lakh each to produce 2000 bee colonies annually. Goswami happens to be the one of the selected bee-breeders.
The Minister emphasized the need for introduction of latest quality machinery for value addition of honey, prevention of spoilage and ensuring longevity.
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