ICAR-CIPHET_ Commemoration of 75th year of India’s Independence “Beekeeping: A business opportunity”
In order to augment rural income a webinar on “Beekeeping: A business opportunity” was organised by KVK, ICAR-CIPHET, Abohar on 20 May, 2021 on the occasion of World Honey Bee Day. This online activity was attended by 102 participants comprising of 41 farmers and farm women from the KVK \command area. Dr. Ramesh Kumar I/c KVK, ICAR-CIPHET, Abohar welcomed the participants and addressed about importance of bees in agriculture and horticulture crops and suggested to farmers to adopt the beekeeping. Sh. Prithviraj ACTO, delivered a lecture on different aspects of scientific Beekeeping. Dr. Vinod Saharan CTO, Abohar deliberated details about government subsidy on beekeeping. Dr. Sandeep Mann, Principal Scientist, CIPHET, Ludhiana delivered a lecture on honey processing in order to increase profitability and Dr. Rahul Anurag, scientist CIPHET Ludhiana delivered lecture on honey adulteration and elaborated methods to test honey purity. Finally vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Vinod Saharan.