Pantnagar : To reinforce the ecosystem of beekeeping in Uttarakhand, FMC India, a number one world agricultural sciences firm, in collaboration with GB Pant College of Agriculture & Expertise (GBPUAT) organized a day lengthy workshop to watch World Bee Day. The initiative was a part of FMC’s flagship program, Challenge Madhushakti which was launched in 2022. The target is to encourage girls farmers in direction of entrepreneurship, generate sustainable earnings and lift the residing requirements of the agricultural households in Uttarakhand, whereas concurrently help biodiversity and better crop productiveness.
Challenge Madhushakti is a first-of-its-kind progressive sustainable improvement initiative in India. Spanning three years, the challenge is deliberate for the agricultural areas of Uttarakhand, positioned within the foothills of the Himalayan Mountain vary, with considerable supply of pure herbs and flora helpful for honey manufacturing. The challenge, now in its second yr, will prepare 750 girls farmers as beekeepers. Greater than 8,000 individuals from over 20 villages are anticipated to immediately profit by way of a rise of as much as 30 per cent productiveness in numerous fruits and different crops by way of good pollination.
The day-long program was inaugurated by Vice-Chancellor of the College Dr Manmohan Singh Chauhan, an acadmo-management chief and a world-renowned scientist within the discipline of animal biotechnology. Dr Singh underlined the significance of honeybee not just for offering worthwhile pure tremendous meals honey but additionally merchandise comparable to propolis, royal jelly, venom and wax. He additionally knowledgeable the audiences that honeybees can help enhancing crop productiveness of various cross-pollinated crops starting from 15 to 200 per cent.
Dr. AS Nain, Director for Analysis, GBPUAT mentioned, “We take satisfaction in our affiliation with FMC India. In a biodiversity wealthy state like Uttarakhand, the potential of beekeeping stays untapped which is growing with Challenge Madhushakti. Scientific beekeeping will harness the potential of Uttarakhand hills and generate employment and extra earnings for poor farmers We’ll proceed to supply coaching and studying alternatives in collaboration with FMC to ascertain bee conserving as a profitable discipline for girls entrepreneurs.”
Talking on the event, Raju Kapoor, Director, Public & Business Affairs, FMC India mentioned, “Bee rearing is on the cusp of change in our nation with India’s Nationwide Beekeeping and Honey Mission. FMC is grateful to be contributing by way of a challenge with the scalability and affect of Madhushakti. We’ll proceed to work in direction of the enhancement of girls’s abilities. The lecture periods by way of our partnership with GB Pant College delivered by extremely skilled scientists and bee fostering brokers will impart immersive data and coaching to the ladies farmers that may be handed inside their group. We stay up for increasing our attain and benefiting extra farmers by way of these choices. FMC is dedicated to supply a sustainable mannequin of enhancing crop productiveness utilizing intensive agricultural practices, whereas enhancing girls empowerment and biodiversity.”
The workshop was hosted by Division of Entomology and Honeybee Analysis & Coaching Centre of the college. It witnessed participation from bee rearing brokers throughout the state of Uttarakhand, adopted by their felicitation together with college students and division analysis heads. Scientists and trade specialists addressed college students to assist them inculcate data and talent round apiculture. The collaborative workshop hosted on the college was attended by dignitaries like Dr. Manmohan Singh Chauhan, Vice Chancellor, GBPUAT, Mr. Raju Kapoor, Director, Public & Business Affairs, FMC India, Dr. AS Nain, Director of Analysis, GBPUAT, Dr. Renu and Dr. Pramod Mall, Head, Division of Entomology, GBPUAT.


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