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Gov highlights economic potential of beekeeping in U’khand

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By Our Staff Reporter 

Nainital, 28 May: Governor Lt General Gurmit Singh (Retd) has said that there are immense possibilities in the field of beekeeping in Uttarakhand. It is important to encourage people towards beekeeping and inform them about the benefits. Beekeeping can become a major source of livelihood. While its production will boost the economy, it will also be important for employment. There is a need to encourage women and youth in the field of beekeeping.

At a meeting with Dr Manmohan Singh Chauhan, Vice Chancellor of Govind Ballabh Pant Agricultural and Technology University, and Director, Research, Ajit Nain at the Raj Bhavan here, on Tuesday, the Governor said that a “Honey Utsav” will be organised on 31 May at the Raj Bhavan Nainital to encourage people towards beekeeping.

In this festival organised by Govind Ballabh Pant Agricultural and Technology University, scientists will provide information about the latest techniques of honey production. Along with this, different varieties of honey will be displayed and progressive farmers working in the field of honey production will be invited. The Governor said that there is a need to bring a revolution in the field of honey production, for this the university should take the lead and inspire the farmers for beekeeping. He added that the university should benefit the people through its research.

VC Dr Chauhan said that the university is doing research in the field of beekeeping. There is a lot of potential in the field of honey production in Uttarakhand and there is a production capacity of up to 40 thousand tons here. Along with this, different varieties of honey can also be produced in Uttarakhand in every season. He said that the university has signed an MoU with Slovenia in the field of honey production, in which Uttarakhand and Slovenia will share best practices in the field of beekeeping. He said that master trainers are being prepared in the university for beekeeping, who will mainly train women and youth in beekeeping.