The Madhukranti portal was launched on Wednesday for beekeepers and those involved in its trade. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated it through video conferencing.
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar (File Photo)
The Madhukranti portal was launched on Wednesday for beekeepers and those involved in its trade. Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated it through video conferencing. It has been started under the National Beekeeping and Honey Mission.
Beekeepers and people associated with this work will have to register on this portal. There will also be data on buying and selling of honey here. The government will initiate the schemes according to its study and will provide relief to bee keepers and people associated with its trade. The Modi government at the Center is focusing a lot on the field of beekeeping. Recently, in the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program, Prime Minister Modi also mentioned the sweet revolution.
India has made its place among the five largest honey producing countries in the world. The production of honey is constantly increasing. Production has reached 1 lakh 20 thousand tonnes in the year 2019-20. This is the reason why FPOs have been formed in five states of the country, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. The government has set a target of making 10,000 FPOs in the coming time. Special attention is also being paid to bee spinach and honey production.
Honey outlet being installed
In addition, NAFED outlets are also being set up for the sale of honey products. In this, the Horny Corner is installed separately. About 15 such outlets have been established in the national capital Delhi. Where customers get quality honey products at reasonable prices. The government is planning to expand honey outlets in the country.
How much is the export?
According to the National Bee Board report, there are a total of 9,580 registered beekeepers with 14,12,659 bee colonies in India. According to the Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), India exported 59,536.75 metric tons of natural honey in 2019-20. In lieu of this, 633.82 crores was received. Whereas 61,333.88 tonnes of natural honey were exported in 2018-19. 732.16 crore was received in return.
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