Training on beekeeping for tribal communities commences at SKUAST-K

Srinagar: With an aim to empower the tribal communities with skills for scientific beekeeping, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir commenced two five-day training programs in Bandipora and Kupwara districts.
The training is being organised under the project, ‘Developing Beekeeping as Livelihood in Tribal Community’ at Chate Banday Village of Bandipora and Marhama village of District Kupwara sponsored by the Department of Tribal Affairs (Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir) at Research and Training Centre for Pollinators, Pollinizers and Pollination Management (RTCPPPM), Division of Entomology, SKUAST-K, Shalimar.
Associate Director Research, SKUAST-K, Prof Naseer Ahmad Dar, who was the chief guest at the inaugural session, urged the participants to get fully acquainted with the techniques of beekeeping so that they will act as professional beekeepers in future and also pollination service providers to the farming community of Kashmir Valley. Prof MA Paray, Head, Division of Entomology in his address elaborated upon the challenges and opportunities in the beekeeping sector and desired that scientific beekeeping for unemployed Educated Tribal Youth needs to be prioritized.

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