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First by Indian Government: World Class State of the Art Honey Testing Lab was e-inaugurated by Shri Narendra Singh Tomar at Anand, Gujarat  

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World Class State of the Art Honey Testing LabUnion Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ welfare Shri Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurated the ‘World Class State of Art Honey Testing Laboratory’ virtually. This is considered to be the first Government Honey Testing lab in India.

The testing lab was established by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in Anand, Gujarat with support of NBB (National Bee Board). 

Note: Shri Tomar also inaugurated ‘Two Days Online Training Programme on Scientific Honey bee production’ conducted by NDDB. 

Other Participants of the conference

i.ShriGiriraj Singh, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying.

ii.ShriParshottamRupala and ShriKailashChoudhary, Union Ministers of State for Agriculture.

iii.Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Union Minister of State (Ministry of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries).

iv.Senior officers of the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare and Department of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying participated in the conference.  

Key info

i.The MIDH (Mission on Integrated Development of Horticulture) and National Mission for Beekeeping are implemented through the National Bee Board and the States. 

ii.The National Bee Keeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) is approved by the Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers’ Welfare for 2 years. 

iii.The NDDB has set up world class lab with protocols accredited by National Accreditation Board of Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)

iv.FSSAI has notified new standards of Honey, Beeswax and Royal Jelly. 

Other important points

i.The Union Agriculture Minister complimented the National Bee Board, Khadi & Village Industries Corporation for their significant contributions. 

ii.Increasing the bee colonies, honey bee production, marketing and export of honey would significantly contribute to GDP and boost the rural economy. 

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About NDDB
Chairman – Dilip Rath.
Headquarters –  Anand, Gujarat, India

About NBB
Chairman – Shri Sanjay Agarwal

About the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
The role of the ministry is to provide food and nutrition security, income and employment to support broad-based economic sector growth and work towards the welfare of the farmers.
Minister – Narendra Singh Tomar