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Agriculture minister Tomar virtually inaugurates honey testing labs across India

Updated: May 22, 2023 03:31:49pm

Agriculture minister Tomar virtually inaugurates honey testing labs across India

Waraseoni, May 22 (KNN) The Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday virtually launched the honey testing labs at multiple locations across India.

The agriculture minister inaugurated a regional testing lab- IIHR in Bengaluru and New Delhi. A mini honey testing lab was launched in Kupwara, in J&K and at Damoh in Madhya Pradesh. He also inaugurated a lab in Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh and Haryana.


As per reports, the minister also inaugurated a Bee box Manufacturing Units- Honey & Other Beehive Products Collection centres, Trading, Branding and Marketing units at Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh & Uttar Pradesh.

On the occasion of the World Bee Day on 20th May, 2023, Union Minister Tomar graced an event at the Raja Bhoj Agriculture College, Waraseoni Balaghat, Madhya Pradesh.

Addressing the occasion, he said, “Under the “10,000 FPO Scheme” of the Government of India, in order to strengthen the beekeepers in the country by developing the institutional framework for collective development, 100 bee keepers / honey producers FPOs have been allocated under NBHM for which TRIFED, NAFED and NDDB have been selected.”

“In this sequence, a total of 80 FPOs of bee keepers /honey producers have been registered. Further he stated that there is huge potential for honey production in this area which must be utilized for increasing farmer’s income,” he said.

During the World Bee Day celebration, an exhibition with over 100 stalls were set up by beekeepers, processors and different stake holders of beekeeping sector to showcase the diverse varieties of honey bee and different products in beekeeping sector.

The event was attended by Kamal Patel, Agriculture Minister, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh along with the Chairman, OBC Welfare Commission and Chairman, NDDB.  (KNN Bureau)


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