Farmers will get 90 percent subsidy on beekeeping in this state.

Published on: 13-Oct-2023

Along with farming, beekeeping can also increase the income of farmers. Keeping this in mind, Bihar Horticulture Directorate has started Beekeeping and Honey Mission Scheme. Under this scheme, 90 percent subsidy will be given to the farmers doing beekeeping. To increase the income of farmers, a scheme for beekeeping is being issued by Bihar Horticulture Directorate. This scheme is being run in the name of Bee Keeping and Honey Mission. Actually, under this scheme, grants are given to beekeeping farmers. 75 percent subsidy is given to general category farmers and 90 percent subsidy is given to SC, ST by the state government. Provision for grant on equipment for beekeeping such as honey processing, bottling, honey testing and bee boxes has been made. It is noteworthy that under the National Horticulture Mission and Chief Minister Horticulture Mission Scheme, 75 percent of the total grant is provided for General Caste and 90 percent grant is provided for Scheduled Caste.

Bihar government is encouraging honey production

Bihar government will provide 75,000 bee boxes and hives to farmers to encourage honey production. For your information, let us tell you that only farmers registered on DBT portal can apply for this. Along with the boxes, beekeeper hives will also be provided. There will be 8 frames present in the hive with the queen, drones and workers. The inner walls of all frames will be completely covered with bees and brood. Along with this, grant will also be given on honey extraction equipment for extracting honey.

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Benefits of beekeeping

If farmers do it as a business, it has a lot of benefits. At the same time, it also helps a lot in pollination of crops. This increases crop production. Farmers can also earn good profits by beekeeping and selling the honey produced from it in the markets.

Apply like this to avail the scheme

To apply online, first of all you have to go to the official website of Horticulture Department After this select the scheme option on the home page. After this you click on Integrated Horticulture Development Mission Scheme. Then apply for beekeeping. After this the registration form will open. After this, fill all the requested information carefully. After filling all the information, submit it. Then your application will be successfully submitted.