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  • 08 April, 2021

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Project REHAB

Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) has launched a unique project called Project REHAB (Reducing Elephant – Human Attacks using Bees).

About Project REHAB:

  • Project RE-HAB stands for Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees. It is an initiative of the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
  • The project has been launched as a sub-mission of KVIC’s National Honey Mission.
  • It intends to create “bee fences” to thwart elephant attacks in human habitations using honeybees.
  • Bee boxes have been placed on the ground as well as hung from the trees.
  • The boxes are connected with a string so that when elephants attempt to pass through, a tug causes the bees to swarm the elephant herds and dissuade them from progressing further.
  • This idea stems from the elephants’ proven fear of the bees.
  • The project aims to mitigate Human– elephant conflicts in the country.
  • It was launched as a pilot project launched on the periphery of Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka.

National Honey Mission:

  • Launched byKhadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC)
  • To provide sustainable employment and income to rural and urban unemployed youth.
  • To conserve the honeybee habitat and tapping untapped natural resources.
  • Promote beekeeping for increasing crop productivity and pollination services avenue for beekeepers and farmers.

Khadi & Village Industries Commission:

  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament -Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956.
  • In 1957, it took over the work of former All India Khadi and Village Industries Board.

Functions:

  • It is an apex organization under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, with regard to khadi and village industries within India
  • It seeks to promote and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas.

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