KVIC initiates Re-Hab Project and distributes 330 bee-boxes at Chausla village in Nainital
Nainital, Nov 29 (KNN) Khadi and Village Industries Commission’s (KVIC) Chairman Manoj Kumar inaugurated the Re-Hab Project (Reducing Human Attacks using Honey Bees) at village Chausla, in Forest Range Fatehpur, Haldwani, District Nainital on Monday.
He also distributed 330 Bee-boxes, bee-colonies and toolkits along with the honey extractors to the rural beneficiaries in Chausla village, free of cost.
Kumar informed the gathering that KVIC is running Re-Hab project in 7 states such as Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam and Orissa, where attacks of the elephants is more common, and under this project fencing of bee boxes is installed in such areas fr0m where elephants move towards the human settlements and farmers' agriculture.
Fencing of Bee-boxes on the routes of movement of elephants blocks the path of wild elephants.
In this way, through honey-bees, elephants can be prevented fr0m attacking humans and destroying farmers' crops.
As a new initiative, the Re-Hab project will be run by KVIC at selected locations for a period of one year.
Under the Honey Mission program in the state of Uttarakhand, fr0m the year 2018-19 to 2021-22 a total of 7120 Bee-boxes, Bee-colonies and toolkits, and other equipments have been distributed to a total of 712 unemployed and farmers.
Out of which 3910 Bee-boxes have been distributed to 391 SC beneficiaries, 790 Bee-boxes to 79 ST beneficiaries, and 2420 Bee-boxes to 242 general category beneficiaries. (KNN Bureau)