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KVIC rolls out innovative ‘Mobile Honey Processing Van’

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    Economy
  • Published
    11th Jan, 2022

Context

In a positive development, the government has launched the country’s first Mobile Honey Processing Van at Village Sirora in Ghaziabad, UP.

Important facts about the Mobile Honey Processing Van

  • The Mobile Van has been designed in-house by Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) at its multi-disciplinary training centre, Panjokehra, at a cost of Rs 15 lakh. 
  • This mobile honey processing unit can process up to 300 KG of honey in 8 hours. 
  • The van is also equipped with a testing laboratory that would instantly examine the quality of honey.
  • KVIC has designed the van that will process beekeepers’ honey at their doorsteps and thus save them the hassle and the cost of taking the honey to processing plants in far off cities for processing. 

Significance of the initiative

  • While this will make beekeeping a more profitable business for small beekeepers; this will also maintain purity and highest quality standards of honey.
  • This Mobile Honey Processing Van is likely to benefit the beekeepers in rural areas of states like Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)

  • Khadi and Village Industries Commission is a non-constitutional body which is incorporated under the Parliament Act, passed by the Government of India.
  • It was established in 1957.
  • KVIC aims to plan, promote, facilitate, organize, and assist in the establishment and development of Khadi and Village industries in the rural areas.