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A bee keeping training programme was inaugurated at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Tuesday as part of initiatives in the field of horticulture, an official statement said.
The event was inaugurated by Secretary to the President Omita Paul.
The honey produced in Rashtrapati Bhavan will be of unique quality in view of the rich flora in the area, the statement said.
After training, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) will install 500 bee boxes in different phases in the Rashtrapati Bhavan premises.
Besides, the apiary is expected to boost the flora and fauna in and around the President's Estate and increase the crop yield by at least 25 per cent.
KVIC Chairman, V.K. Saxena said that participants of the training programme would be explained about tips to maintain apiaries and value of bee-keeping.
The programme has been launched by KVIC following the call of 'Sweet Revolution' given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the statement said.
OSD (Horticulture), Rashtrapati Bhavan, U.D. Kukreti said the training programme will be for a duration of five days and participants will include gardeners and staff of the Department of Horticulture in Rashtrapati Bhavan and ladies of Self Help Groups of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
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