28 November, 2020
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Recently, the Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare virtually inaugurated the Honey Farmer Producer Organisation (FPO) Programme of the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (NAFED).
These 5 locations are East Champaran (Bihar), Morena (Madhya Pradesh), Bharatpur (Rajasthan), Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) and Sunderbans (West Bengal).
The first Honey FPO has been registered in the state of Madhya Pradesh under the National Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM).
beekeeping products like bee’s wax, propolis, royal jelly, bee venom, etc.
bottling and marketing centres.
Other Efforts by Government to Promote Beekeeping:
The government is promoting beekeeping as part of its aim to double farmers’ income and ensure tribal upliftment. The Government has allocated Rs. 500 crores towards beekeeping under the Atmanirbhar Abhiyan.
Apiary on Wheels:
It is a unique concept designed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) for the easy upkeep and migration of Bee Boxes having live Bee colonies.
The Government launched NBHM as part of ‘Sweet Revolution’. The 'Sweet Revolution' was launched in 2016 to promote beekeeping and associated activities.
National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd
It is an apex organization of marketing cooperatives for agricultural produce in India. It was founded on 2 October 1958 and is registered under the Multi-State Cooperative Societies Act, 2002. NAFED is now one of the largest procurement as well as marketing agencies for agricultural products in India.
agricultural, horticultural and forest produce.
inter-state, import and export trade, wholesale or retail as the case may be.
promotion and the working of its members, partners, associates and
cooperative marketing, processing and supply societies in India.
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