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KVIC Dimapur distributes bee boxes

KVIC Dimapur distributes bee boxes
The apiary kits being distributed to beneficiaries on July 4. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JUL 4 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/5/2018 12:04:25 AM IST
Altogether 40 selected beneficiaries of Dimapur got bee boxes, bee colonies and tool kits on Wednesday at Multi Disciplinary Training Centre (MDTC) Nagaland Khadi & Village Industries Board (NKVIB), Kuda village, Nagarjan Dimapur.
The distribution program was organised by state office Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) ministry of MSME, Government of India, state office supermarket complex, Dimapur under the “Honey Mission” program.
At the program, a keynote address was delivered by KVIC, Dimapur deputy director I. Athuba Lusang.
MDTC, NKVIB, Dimapur principal Kuhovi Sema also delivered a speech on the importance of beekeeping where he spoke about the importance of focussing on honey production in the state.
He lamented that people in Nagaland do not know the value of honey and bees. According to him, beekeeping makes an important contribution to sustaining integral and social forests and it is also an agriculture supporting activity under the rural development program in India. It provides nutritional economic and ecological balance while providing employment and income, he said. He added that it was important to educate people about its benefits.
Beekeeping as a low investment and skills industry has the potential to offer direct employment to lakhs of people, he said. 
Sema also dwelt on the health benefits of honey.
10 beehives and bee colonies and a tool kit set (containing one knife, hive stool, smoker and bee veil) were given to each beneficiary. The boxes were supplied by Shinilo Inakhe.
Later, vote of thanks was delivered by KVIC, Dimapur senior executive, Jogendre Singh.  
In view of the “Sweet Revolution” dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the “Honey mission” program is being implemented by KVIC across the country to supplement income and enhance the livelihood of farmers, unemployed youths, women etc.

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