About 250 Quintals of Honey is Produced Annually, says Chief Agri Officer
Baramulla, June 11: Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo today inaugurates a day long honey sale/distribution camp at Apiculture Division, located at Khawjabagh which marked the participation of farmers from various regions of the district. The was the first ever sale camp organized in Baramulla district.
Speaking on the occasion, DC felicitated the role of agriculture department for taking Baramulla as the leading district in honey production. He stressed upon the concerned authorities to extend their range of operation and involve more farmers especially the unemployed youth under various welfare programmes sponsored by the department so that they can avail benefits for their sustainable livelihood. DC also said that atleast 3 villages of the district shall be adopted as ‘Honey Villages’ where emphasis shall be given on apiculture production.
Moreover, Dr Itoo stressed to disseminate awareness among the people about various new and scientific beekeeping cultivation methods so that production and productivity is leveraged.
Meanwhile, Chief Agriculture Officer Mohammad Yousuf Shah informed that about 250 beekeepers are registered in Baramulla district and are producing about 250 quantils of honey annually. He said that the honey is harvested three times in a year and in current spring harvesting season about 74 quantils of honey was produced.