National Honey Mission – UPSC Prelims

National Honey Mission:
  • Launched by: Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC)
  • Aim:
    • To provide sustainable employment and income to rural and urban unemployed youth.
    • To conserve the honeybee habitat and tapping untapped natural resources.
    • Moreover, to promote beekeeping for increasing crop productivity and pollination services avenue for beekeepers and farmers.
Project REHAB:
  • Under this Project, bee boxes will be used as a fence to prevent the attack of elephants.
  • Aim: The project aims to create “bee-fences” to mitigate Human– elephant conflicts in the country. It will reduce the loss of lives of both, humans and elephants.
  • Where was it launched? It was launched as a pilot project at four places located on the periphery of Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka.
  • Sub Mission: The project has been launched as a sub-mission of KVIC’s National Honey Mission.
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