Agriculture Department Kashmir today celebrated World Bee Day

JAMMU: Agriculture Department Kashmir today commemorated World Bee Day. in this connection events were held by the department across JK UT and a mega Divisional level event was held at Agriculture Complex Lalmandi Srinagar. The Celebrations commenced with the virtual message from Financial Commissioner (Additional Chief Secretary AP&FWD) Shri Atal Duloo. He appreciated the painstaking efforts put in by the Bee Keepers, apiarists, technical experts and other stake holders who continuously strive for the development of this sector. He said that the region offers huge scope for the development of bee keeping as a vibrant agriculture cottage industry and means of additional income for the financial security of farming community.
Speaking during the technical session Director Agriculture Kashmir who is also the Nodal Officer National Bee Keeping Honey Mission (NBHM) for Jammu and Kashmir Chowdhary Mohammad Iqbal said that the program is aimed at promoting and popularising bee keeping in the region. Pertinently the UN general assembly declared may 20 as world Bee day in order to create awareness on the pivotal role of Bees and other Pollinators in Keeping people and the planet healthy. Technical sessions on production technology, research, scientific bee keeping, marketing challenges and solutions were also held during the event.
A number of stalls were set up by the Bee keepers, Processors and other stake holders of the sector during the event. A large number of bee keepers, processors, other stake holders of the sector, Joint Director Agriculture Extension M. Syed Peer, Joint Director Marketing M. Qasim Ghani, Joint Director Apiculture and Mushroom Tabasum Naaz, Joint Director Farms Iqbal Singh, Deputy Director Planning M. Younis Chowdhary, Director Rakhs Madan Gopal Singh, officers from entomology section besides other senior officers of the department also participated in the event. Similar functions were held across Jammu division under the supervision of Director Agriculture Jammu Shri K. K. Sharma in which the importance of Bees and other pollinators were highlighted by the speakers.


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