Haryana Agro to set up Honey Processing Lab

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Chandigarh, Aug 21 (UNI) The Haryana Agro Industries Corporation plans to set up a qQuality control and Honey Processing Post Harvest Laboratory at its Research and Development Centre in Murthal.

Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha today said the Corporation had set up the Research and Development Centre for development and research activities in the state.

The Centre had also started the work of development of Herbal Park with the help of Forest Department for supply of medicinal plants to the farmers.

The Minister said the Corporation was recognised as State Designated Agency for the development of bee keeping by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation for improving crop productivity.

Under this scheme, the Corporation imparted training to the bee keepers, farmers, unemployed youth and scheduled castes aspirants free of cost and provide free boarding and lodging during training.

The trained bee-keepers were supplied bee colonies and bee hives of good quality on 50 per cent subsidy by the Corporation through its registered bee-breeders.

He said that the Centre had already set up a project at Murthal for production of Spawn and Compost and planned to increase the production capacity of spawn and compost at the centre. The storage capacity of Murthal warehouse would also be increased.

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