Rs.500 crore allocated for 3 years, for Development of Scientific Beekeeping in India
Keeping in view the significance of beekeeping as part of the Integrated Farming System in India, the Centre approved the allocation for Rs. 500 crore for National Beekeeping & Honey Mission (NBHM) for 3 years (2020-21 to 2022-23). The mission was announced as part of the AtmaNirbhar Bharat, scheme,aims for the overall promotion & development of scientific beekeeping in the country to achieve the goal of ‘Sweet Revolution’ which is being implemented through National Bee Board (NBB). Rs 150.00 Crores has been allocated to National Beekeeping & Honey Mission for 2020-21. 11 projects of Rs. 2560 lakhs have been approved under NBHM for Awareness & Capacity building in scientific beekeeping, empowerment of Women through beekeeping, technology demonstrations on impact of Honeybees on yield enhancement & quality improvements of agriculture/horticulture produce.
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