Baramulla/Srinagar, May 05 (Scoop News) – Bee Keeping is a centuries old potential rural cottage industry of
Joint Director Agriculture Extension M.S. Katoo said that department is committed to provide every assistance to the farming community to help them to boost various agriculture & allied sectors by providing latest technical knowhow to get maximum yield. He advised farmers to take benefits of the various schemes launched by the department & cooperated with field functionaries for successful implementation of schemes.
Chief Agriculture Officer Baramulla Hilal Ahmad said that there is 1760 Bee Colonies in district and 180 quintals of honey produced during last year. Among others present on the occasion officers and officials of department besides large number of farmers participated.
At the conclusion of the function Director distributed 233 colonies/hives among the 95 participating farmers worth Rs. 4.52 lacs. Later on Director inspected private Bee keeping units of district Baramulla and during interaction with Beekeepers he assured them that department will provide all possible assistant & technical knowhow. Beekeepers appreciated the rule of agriculture department for upliftment of Beekeeping industry.