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Centre keen to tap state’s potential in organic farming, beekeeping

 11th Nov,2016

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IMPHAL: Union agriculture and farmers' welfare minister Radha Mohan Singh said that there is unlimited potential of agriculture in the North East states, therefore, the Central government is focusing to develop agriculture sector in
the region. He was speaking at the inaugural function of Regional Agri Fair 2016-17, CAU aditorium and PG boys’ hostel at Central Agriculture University, Iroisemba on Thursday. The Union minister said that there is tremendous potential for beekeeping in North Eastern states as well. As such, National Bee Board and Ministry of Agriculture have decided to set up an Integrated Bee Keeping Development Centre (IBDC) at CAU, Imphal. With this, the beekeeping sector would be developed in Manipur and bee keepers would be assisted in every way, he assured. The minister said that honey is utilised in manufacturing different food, medicine and cosmetic products. He added that European Union had decided to lift the ban on import of honey from India from December this year. read more>>