Purabi Dairy started the second batch of the training programme in scientific beekeeping, under Mini Mission-I of NBHM, at the Purabi Dairy campus in Guwahati.
The project aims to create beekeepers farmer producer organisations/honey clusters in WAMUL’s operational areas of Hajo under Kamrup district, thus creating a new source of livelihood for the milk producers along with the existing dairy value chain.
The training will be delivered by Tanishk Graamin Seva Sansthan and has 25 participants from Hajo area. It will conclude on March 27.
National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), in association with National Bee Board (NBB), has sponsored a scientific beekeeping training programme under Mini Mission-I of National Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) to help augment dairy farmers’ income through allied activities.
West Assam Milk Union Limited (WAMUL), popularly known as Purabi Dairy, has been empanelled by NDDB as the cluster-based business organisation for formation of Honey FPO (farmer producer organisation) and development of honey cluster under FPO scheme of GoI.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had earlier highlighted that to increase farmers’ income, WAMUL should integrate allied activities like biogas, bio manure, beekeeping etc. This training program is a step forward in that direction.