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Bee Farming Becoming the Foundation of Sweet Revolution & Boosting Farmers’ Income: PM Modi

Sangeeta Soni
Sangeeta Soni
Bee farming boosting Farmers' Income
Bee farming boosting Farmers' Income

PM Modi on Sunday highlighted the importance of Bee Farming and how it is helping to boost farmers’ income. Praising the farmers of Gurdum village of Darjeeling district of West Bengal, PM Modi stated that it is a great effort towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat.

During his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki baat’ PM Modi said, “Many farmers are now getting into Bee farming. The people of Gurdum village, Darjeeling have taken up honey bee farming and today there is a significant demand for honey harvested by them. This is also increasing their income. They are helping in the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign.

PM Modi added that the natural organic honey of the Sunderbans area of West Bengal is in great demand in the country and all over the world.  

PM said, “Novelty, modernization is essential in all fields of life, otherwise it becomes a burden at times. Modernization in the field of Indian agriculture is the need of the hour. It is already late. We have already lost a lot of time. Adopting new alternatives, new innovations, along with traditional farming, are equally important to create new opportunities for employment in the agriculture sector to increase the income of farmers. The country has experienced it during the White Revolution. Now bee farming is emerging as a similar alternative. Bee farming is becoming the foundation of the Honey Revolution or Sweet Revolution in the country. Farmers in large numbers are associating with it.”

PM Modi mentioned a similar example from Yamuna Nagar, Haryana where farmers are producing several hundred tons of honey annually.

PM added that the result of this hard work that the production of honey is continuously increasing in the country and nearly 1.25 lakh tons of honey is produced annually and also being exported to foreign countries. And PM Modi also mentioned the importance of honey in Ayurveda and Natural health care products.

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