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Honey cubes - a Healthier Alternative to Sugar

Chander Mohan
Chander Mohan
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Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises on Thursday (28 November 2019) informed Lok Sabha that there are plans to start production of honey cubes that will replace sugar sachets as a healthier alternative. Gadkari said for this the government is in talks with the State Bank of India (SBI) to launch "Bharat Craft", an e commerce website that will sell products manufactured by small scale or cottage industries.

When Nitin Gadkari was responding to supplementary questions and referred to increase in the production of honey, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (Cong) said that "Money not honey is required".

On this the minister said, "honey will get money" to small industries.

He also told that honey cubes can be added to tea instead of sugar sachets as a healthier alternative. Gadkari said honey production will increase due to this and benefit tribals as well as others involved in its production.

He further said that  to sell products manufactured by small & medium industries, his ministry is in talks with the SBI to launch "Bharat Craft" e commerce portal.

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