Earn money by doing business of honey
From the production of honey to its sale, the Central Government has now started a new scheme. 60 thousand tonnes of honey produced across the country will now be sold through a platform.
- January 18, 2021, 5:02 PM IST
Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar while inaugurating the Honey Farmers Producer Organization (FPO) program of National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Limited (Nafed) said that 5 FPOs of bee keepers / honey collectors have been formed in 5 states .
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Farmers’ income will increaseThese FPOs have been made in collaboration with Morena in Madhya Pradesh, Sundarbans in West Bengal, East Champaran in Bihar, Bharatpur in Rajasthan and Nafed in Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh. This scheme will not only increase the income of farmers, but also increase the production and productivity of agricultural produce.
500 crore fund given
Let us tell you that the effort of the Central Government is that this sweet revolution not only be successful in the coming tomorrow, but also reach the goal that India can gain an important place in the world in terms of honey. For this, a fund of Rs 500 crore has been given as a package under the Self-Reliant India Campaign.
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60 thousand quintals of 500 villages will reach the market directly
Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Purushottam Rupala said that this step of FPO will be a milestone in doubling the income of farmers. He said that the demand for different varieties in honey is increasing, now the sweet revolution has started. All 5 FPOs will benefit from 4-5 thousand honey growers in about five hundred villages. The 60 thousand quintals of honey extracted by the honey producers will now be processed by themselves and will be passed on to the consumers with the help of NAFED.