Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: Govt promoting beekeeping as part of its aim to double farmers’ income

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Government is promoting beekeeping as part of its aim to double farmers’ income and it has allocated 500 crore rupees towards beekeeping under the Atma Nirbhar Abhiyan. Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar has said India is among the world’s top five honey producers and compared to 2005-06, honey production in the country has risen by 242 percent and exports shot by 265 percent.

As evident by the rising honey exports, beekeeping will be an important factor in achieving the goal of doubling farmers’ income by 2024. The National Bee Board has created four modules to impart training as part of the National Beekeeping and Honey Mission and 30 lakh farmers have been trained in beekeeping.

 

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