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  • 11 April, 2021

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Government launches “Madhukranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED

Government launches “Madhukranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED

Union Agriculture Minister has launched the “MadhuKranti portal” and “Honey Corners” of NAFED.

MadhuKranti portal:

  • It is an initiative of the National Bee Board under the National Beekeeping and Honey Mission.
  • It is developed for online registration to achieve a traceability source of Honey and other beehive products on a digital platform.
  • The portal will enable the consumers/public to know about the source of honey and assure the quality of the products.

National Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM)

  • National Beekeeping & Honey Mission(NBHM) was launched by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare as part of the AtmaNirbhar Bharat scheme.
  • Aim is to promote & develop scientific beekeeping in the country to achieve the goal of ‘Sweet Revolution’.
  • The mission is implemented through the National Bee Board (NBB). Further, It is a Central Sector Scheme (100% funded by Central Govt.).

Honey Corners

  • They are special spaces for the sale of honey. They are operated by the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED).
  • NAFED has developed 14-15 honey corners. NAFED will also develop more honey corners in future. This will promote market support for honey.


  • National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation(NAFED) is an apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India.
  • It was founded in 1958. It is registered under the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, 2002.


  • To organize, promote and develop marketing, processing and storage of agricultural, horticultural and forest produce.
  • To distribute agricultural machinery and other inputs, undertake inter-state, import and export trade, wholesale or retail as the case may be.
  • To act and assist with technical advice in agricultural production for the promotion and the working of its members, partners, etc.


  • NAFED is the nodal agency to implement price stabilization measures under “Operation Greens”.
  • NAFED along with the Food Corporation of India(FCI) physically procures oilseeds, pulses and copra under the Price Support Scheme(PSS). This in turn is under the umbrella scheme of PM-AASHA

Source: PIB

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