The central bee research training institute (CBRTI) created 25 honeybee colonies in Raj Bhavan on Independence Day, in the presence of governor CH Vidyasagar Rao.(HT PHOTO)
The central bee research training institute (CBRTI) created 25 honeybee colonies in Raj Bhavan on Independence Day, in the presence of governor CH Vidyasagar Rao.(HT PHOTO)

After Raj bhavan, bee colonies to give Yerwada jail the positive buzz

CBRTI is all set to create 10 bee colonies inside Yerwada jail in the coming week.
By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2018 05:17 PM IST

The central bee research training institute (CBRTI) created 25 honeybee colonies in Raj Bhavan on Independence Day, in the presence of governor CH Vidyasagar Rao . Now, the institute is all set to create 10 bee colonies inside Yerwada jail in the coming week.

“We had a discussion and next week, we will be create 10 bee colonies on the 500-acre land inside the Yerwada Jail premises,” said Laxmi Rao, senior scientist Laxmi Rao from CBRTI. 

“This is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sweet kranti mission. The idea is to have one lakh and twenty five thousand bee colonies across India and create awareness about the importance of honey bees, as they are the best pollinators and help increase the yield of farmers by 25 to 35 per cent with the right kind of pollination. There is also another agenda behind putting these colonies. It which will help create jobs for the unemployed youths as we will be training them in bee keeping, after which they can sell the honey to make a livelihood,” said Rao. 

Under the Sweet Kranti scheme, the Khadi and village industries commission has received 60 crores to increase awareness about honey bees as the best pollinators. The Pune division has already created bee colonies in Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai. Now they are looking at bigger gardens and parks like Chitranjan Park in Model colony and other green areas of Pune.

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