Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kupwara, Anshul Garg Thursday inaugurated a honey processing unit at Gulgam, Kupwara which has come up at a cost of Rs 10 lakh.
Visiting dignitary from NITI Aayog Dr Sakshi Khurana, also attended the function, besides, Chief Agriculture officer, AD Handloom and a large number of bee keepers from district were present in the inaugural ceremony.
CAO, Muzaffer Ahmad Hurra apprised the DDC and visiting team about the goals and achievement of apiculture and informed that the processing unit will be very useful for bee keepers and the department will process the crude honey free of cost. He said that in last 2 years 2000 bee colonies have been provided to beneficiaries at 40 percent of subsidy by the department to generate employment and boost economic sector in the district. He also informed that bottling and labelling plant will be established soon at Gulgam Kupwara for which DPR has been already approved by department and the produce will be branded as Kupwara Honey for national and international market.