KVIC distributes 2300 bee boxes in Jammu & Kashmir
New Delhi, June 13 (KNN) Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta has said that the KVIC programs could generate millions of jobs in the valley, through Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ mission.
This Honey Mission of KVIC will certainly script a new chapter of development in Jammu and Kashmir as this apiary (beekeeping) sector has the huge potential to generate employment avenues for the youth, he said.
The deputy chief minister made these remarks while addressing a function organized by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) in Kupwara in association with the Indian Army.
During the function, KVIC distributed 2330 bee-boxes in a single day, beating its previous best of 1000 bee-boxes, among 233 beneficiaries in Zangalee Army area, J&K.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena said KVIC is the nodal agency of Prime Minister Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) under which loans will be provided for setting up units of processing, bottling, packaging and labeling units for honey.
Addressing the gathering, he said KVIC’s ‘Honey Mission’ is aimed to fulfill the call of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for ‘Sweet Revolution’.
The KVIC made an action plan named ‘Honey Mission’ – with a target to distribute 1.3 lakh bee-boxes before November 2018 across the India, “so far 27,000 bee-boxes have already been distributed, he added.
KVIC Member Hina Bhat said that the program was aimed to provide jobs to the unemployed youths at their doorsteps.
The deputy chief minister also distributed certificates to trained bee-keepers.