MSME Minister urges airlines to use honey sachets as sweetener
New Delhi, Jan 15 (KNN) In a bid to promote honey, Union Minister of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) Nitin Gadkari has requested airlines to provide honey sachets as sweetener while serving tea/coffee to passengers in flights.
Normally, one spoon of honey is equal to three spoons of sugar. Currently, refined sugar sachets are provided on board to passengers, so we are trying if we can provide honey sachets or honey cubes in flights and hotels,” said the Minister here on Wednesday at his residence during an interaction with media persons.
He also added that there will be a choice of sugar or honey.
The Minister further informed that the government is planning to create honey clusters and will focus on increase of honey production adding that ''the government is also planning to make different products of honey.''
''Khadi and village industries have the potential of achieving Rs 5 lakh crore turnover in the next five years,'' he added.
"The turnover of khadi and village industries is Rs 75,000 crore at present. This year, it is likely to reach Rs 1 lakh crore and in five years, it has the potential to reach Rs 5 lakh crore," he avowed.
Gadkari with KVIC, Chairman, Vinai Kumar Saxena also presented various samples of Khadi denims and urged to people to use these products.
''These denims are better than compare to the denims jeans which you all are wearing,'' he added.
He said there are 38,000 industries under the MSMEs sector that are export oriented.