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Keralam Then Kalavara Project

Board has decided to utilise Rs 5 lakhs for the implementation of KERALAM THENKALAVARA project dueing the year 2007-2008.

The following are the proposed programmes for ‘Keralam Then Kalavara’ project.

Training Programme In Bee Keeping

The Board has sufficient number of trained staff to impart training in Bee Keeping. Trained bee keepers are more vigilant in ensuring quality of honey produced. Such honey will get good response from market. Board decided to conduct 20 training programmes during 2007-2008 in 10 districts10 districts (Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Eranakulam, Palakkad, Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikkode, Kannur) as detailed below. The intake capacity of each batch is 10 persons

No. of persons / batch

10

No. of training in a year in one district

2

Duration of training

5 days

Expense/including stipend

Rs1,58,000

 

Subsidy For Bee Boxes To Bee Keepers

In order to attract more people to this sector and create employment opportunities the Board propose to make available subsidized bee boxes with or without colonies.

The proposal emphasizes to distribute bee boxes having ISI specifications

Salient  features of the scheme.

The beneficiaries should purchase Bee Boxes from an institution approved KVIC or KVIB

The Board will provide a grant of 50 % of the cost of the bee boxes( maximum Rs 600) with or without colony.

The Board will arrange to supply bee boxes and colonies to the Government or Semi Government Institution and Banks if they so desire to encourage bee keeping.

The beneficiaries are required  to submit an agreement in stamped paper with the condition that they would protect their bee boxes and bees to a minimum  of 3 years.

The Bee Fed and departmental honey-processing center of the Board will collect the raw honey produced by the beneficiaries according to the centers needs at the approved rates.

The maximum no of Bee Boxes/ entrepreneur is limited to 20.