Mobile Honey Processing Van

Mobile Honey Processing Van

Mobile Honey Processing Van- Today Current Affairs

  • Recently, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched the country’s first mobile honey processing van in a village in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Mobile Honey Processing Van which will process the honey produced by the beekeepers at their doorstep thus saving them from the hassle and cost of transporting honey to processing plants in distant cities for processing.
  • This initiative is part of ‘Sweet Revolution’.

Benefits of ‘Mobile Honey Processing Van’: The Hindu Analysis

  • Transportation of honey to processing plants is an expensive activity for small farmers and beekeepers.
  • Most beekeepers sell their raw honey to agents at very low prices to avoid high transportation and processing costs.
  • Processing/Processing Van will reduce the cost of extraction and processing of honey to the beekeepers.
  • This will also eliminate the scope for adulteration of honey as the processing will be done at the doorstep of beekeepers and farmers.

About ‘Sweet Revolution’: The Hindu Analysis

  • It is an ambitious initiative of the Government of India to promote beekeeping, which is known as ‘beekeeping’.
  • The National Beekeeping and Honey Mission was launched by the government in the year 2020 (under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare) to promote the sweet revolution.
  • Its objective is to accelerate the production of quality honey and other related products.
  • The demand for good quality honey has been increasing steadily over the years as it is considered to be a naturally nutritious product.
  • Other beekeeping products like royal jelly, beeswax, pollen, etc. are also extensively used in various fields like pharmaceuticals, food, beverage, beauty and others.

Under the Honey Mission, KVIC provides the following facilities to the farmers or beekeepers –

  • Practical training on checking bee colonies.
  • Management of bee colonies in all seasons as well as identification and management of bee damaging factors and diseases.
  • Familiarity with beekeeping equipment and
  • Honey extraction and wax purification.
  • Honey Mission program was launched by KVIC during the year 2017-18.
  • Technology intervention through this mission will ensure bee conservation, prevent diseases or damage to bee colonies and provide quality and quantity of beekeeping products.
  • Farming methods will provide better quality honey and other products for domestic and international markets.
  • Beekeeping is a low investment and highly efficient enterprise model, in which technology application has emerged as a major factor for socio-economic development.
  • Increasing beekeeping will double farmers’ income, generate employment, ensure food security and bee protection, and increase crop productivity.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC): The Hindu Analysis

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission is a statutory body under the ‘Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act-1956’.
  • Its main objective is to make plans, disseminate them and provide facilities and assistance for the establishment and development of Khadi and Village Industries, wherever necessary, in collaboration with other agencies in rural areas.
  • It is a main institution under the Ministry of MSME, Government of India.

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yojna ias daily current affairs 15 january 2022

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