Home News Reports Khadi and Village Industries Commission beats Israel, distributes 1000 honey bee boxes to create world record

Khadi and Village Industries Commission beats Israel, distributes 1000 honey bee boxes to create world record

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission has created a world record by giving away 1000 honey bee boxes to tribal residents in Kaziranga. According to reports, the distribution was done to mark the World Honey Bee Day on 20th May.

The distribution of the 1000 boxes was claimed as a world record for giving away the maximum number of Honey Bee boxes. The previous record was of 841 boxes distributed in Israel two years ago. KVIC chairman Vinay Saxena distributed the boxes among members of the Minshi tribe in Kaziranga.

The KVIC also distributed 200 gram Honey bottles to schoolkids on the occasion.

- Ad - - article resumes -

The KVIC has reportedly stated that it has a target of distributing 1 lakh 30 thousand honey bee boxes across the country by November 2018. So far they have distributed 27,000 boxes. KVIC is reportedly the nodal agency in the Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Program (PMEGP) and it also provides loans for setting up units in villages for processing, packaging and labelling of honey. Prime Minister Modi had last year called for a ‘sweet revolution’ in the line of previous white, green and blue revolutions, to increase production of honey in the country.

KVIC also imparts training to locals for honey production. Bees have great environmental significance and their population helps to maintain the diversity of flora and fauna. The KVIC is hopeful that the honey bee boxes would help to achieve the target of at least 30,000 kg of high-quality honey in the area.

The KVIC has selected 100 individuals for the training in Kaziranga and provided 10 boxes to each. Beekeeping in the forest areas not only help the tribals to earn a decent livelihood with minimum investment but also helps in the conservation of natural habitats in ecologically sensitive areas. The ‘Honey Mission‘ data by the KVIC states that at present India has about 2.5 lakh beekeepers and wild honey collectors maintaining about 25 lakh bee colonies and producing roughly 70,000 metric tons of honey annually. The value of the total honey produced is estimated at Rs 770 crores.

Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post
We need your support to survive in the media industry. Please consider paying us for the content we produce:

To know more about these payments, please click here.


Big Story

Strange rumours are coming out of Kashmir. Shah Faesal, supposedly, is Doval's stooge.

2019 World Cup Is Here!

Catch the latest on Cricket World Cup as it unfolds, special coverage by Opindia

To Advertise on Opindia.com Click here

Here is why Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy were stopped at the airport and were not allowed to leave the country

Radhika and Prannoy Roy of NDTV have said that they were not allowed to leave the country because of a concocted ICICI loan case. Read about that case in details

Army veteran Surendra Poonia receives threats from Pakistan, files online complaint with cyber crime portal

Major Poonia shared screenshots of the threats he has been receiving as well as screenshot of message which said how an unknown number had threatened to character assassinate him and malign him.

The Zomato controversy: Their business plan, the dispute and a dark tale of greed, exploitation and fear

The controversy stems from deep discounting, favouritism, monopolistic trade practices amongst others, creating a rift between the delivery platforms like Zomato and Restaurateurs

Blast from the past: These past tweets of Kashmiri politicians daring PM Modi to scrap Article 370 are amusing

With today's proposal of revoking Article 370, Kashmir, which had riders attached to it, is now part of India without any conditions.

Is Shah Faesal Ajit Doval’s asset? Unlikely, Swati Chaturvedi may be unwittingly helping the central government

Strange rumours are coming out of Kashmir. Shah Faesal, supposedly, is Doval's stooge.

Shehla Rashid inciting people by sharing fake news, claims of torture and excessive force being used against Kashmiris untrue: Indian Army

In a series of tweets, Rashid had alleged that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is grim and that the armed forces are using excessive force on the Kashmiris.

Harvard alumnus IAS officer says Harvard group’s petition demanding release of Shah Faesal was opposed by majority of group members

Harvard alumnus says majority group members had opposed few friends of Shah Faesal who released the statement

Akali Dal leader Manjinder Sirsa accuses filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of deliberately disrespecting Sikhs in season 2 of Netflix’s Sacred Games

Anurag Kashyap, the newfound cultural hero of the ultra-left wing, has a long history of abusing people and resorting to fake news on social media. 

Viral video showing Pakistanis slaughtering cow on Indian flag is real, but it is old

The video showing Pakistanis slaughtering cow on Indian flag is from February 2019
Afghanistan's ambassador in the US slam's Pakistan's attempts to link Kashmir issue with Afghan peace process

Afghanistan officially snubs Pakistan, says attempt to link Afghanistan issue with Kashmir is ‘reckless, unwarranted and irresponsible’

Pakistan has been completely rattled ever since India decided to dilute Article 370 and proceeded to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir
Subscribe to Day's Top Stories
[newsletter_form type="minimal"]
- Advertisment -

Latest articles

Connect with us

180,892FansLike
171,114FollowersFollow
89,678SubscribersSubscribe
Help Opindia Reach Every Indian. Share This Post