ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (retd) Dr B.D. Mishra has called upon the agrarian community, progressive farmers, entrepreneurs and youth of the State to explore various ways and means to harness the apiculture potential in their areas.
Interacting with senior officials of the Textiles & Handicrafts and Industries departments, as well as of Khadi& Village Industries Board in Raj Bhawan here, the Governor said that Arunachal Pradesh with the largest landmass in North Eastern India, its expansive green cover, abundant flowers in the natural surroundings and pristine environment has huge potential for apiculture.
With the State government attaching priority in the sector, Mishra suggested that the people should extensively take to honey bee keeping and strengthen their economical condition.
The Governor said that beekeeping helps employment generation, augmentation nutritional security and sustaining biodiversity.
Increasing the number of bee colonies will not only increase the production of bee-related products but will boost overall agricultural and horticultural productivity in the State as well.
Sharing his indulgence of apiculture activities at Raj Bhavan, the Governor said that with very little effort, interested persons can have good honey production in their backyard.
He said that extensive beekeeping in the State will go a long way in doubling farmers' incomes by 2022.
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