Narendra Singh Tomar launches ’Amul Honey’
Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched ’Amul Honey- a product of Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. (GCMMF)’ under active cooperation with ’National Bee Board (NBB)’ virtually on 28 September.
Addressing the launching event, Tomar emphasized the importance of National Beekeeping and Honey Mission in increasing the income of small farmers, which is being implemented in the country for doubling income of farmers/beekeepers through beekeeping with the budgetary allocation of Rs. 500 crores.
Tomar also expressed that quality of honey is a major concern in the country for which 5 large scale Regional Honey Testing Labs and 100 Mini Honey Testing Labs are being set up all over the country.
Dr. R. S. Sodhi, Managing Director, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd. mentioned that Amul has launched mono flora (single flower source) honey in four variants viz.; Mustard, Saunf, Til and Ajwain which is Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) tested. Madhu Kranti will be achieved through the active support of the Government of India and National Bee Board with an aim to increase the income of farmers.