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Which is the National agency that encourages bee-keeping in India ?

1. Department of Apiculture
2. National Bee Research Institute
3. National Bee Board
4. Honey Development Corporation

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : National Bee Board

The correct answer is National Bee Board.

National Bee Board is the National agency that encourages bee-keeping in India.

  • National Bee Board:
    • It was registered as a society under the societies registration Act, 1860 in 2000 by the small Farmers' Agri-Business Consortium (SFAC).
    • Later reconstituted in June 2006.
    • It comes under the aegis of the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.
    • India is ranked fifth in the world in terms of honey production.
  • The National Beekeeping and Honey Mission were announced by the Central Government under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat package in 2020.
    • It has allocated 500 crores towards Beekeeping under the Atma Nirbhar Abhiyan.

  • Department of Apiculture is located in Bangalore.
    • The method of rearing honeybees is called apiculture.
  • National Bee Research Institute is located in Pune, Maharashtra.

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