As many as 65 farmers from different villages of the district and staff of KVK Chandel took part in the training on scientific beekeeping under the National Bee-Keeping and Honey Mission sponsored by the National Bee Board conducted in Chandel on Saturday.
The training programme, held at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Chandel, ICAR Manipur Centre, was inaugurated by SDC, Chandel, Mothel Saka, as Chief Guest.
Ts Gladney Monsang, District Agriculture Officer, Agriculture Department, Chandel, attended the programme as Guest of Honour and Dr A Ameeta Devi, Head, KVK Chandel as Function president.
Speaking on the occasion, Mothel Saka, SDC Chandel, elaborates the economics of honey bee and honey for the upliftment of rural people.
Ts Gladney Monsang, District Agriculture Officer, Agriculture Department, Chandel also spoke on how honeybee can enhance the source of income for the farmers along with increase in crop production.
The key note address was given by Dr Kl Levish Chongloi, SMS (Agronomy). She spoke on the objectives of bee-keeping and Honey Mission, the role of bee-keeping in increasing food security, improving nutrition and its key ecosystem service for agriculture.
Resource person Dr N Johnson Singh, SMS (Plant Protection), KVK Churachandpur spoke on the topic of Identification and Scope of Bee-keeping, Identification of Bee Species and Honey and its value addition.
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