KVIC Chairman recently inaugurated the ambitious Re-Hab Project in Nainital.

 

About the Re-Hab Project

  • It is an initiative under Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
  • It is running this project in 7 states of the country, namely in Karnataka, Maharashtra, West Bengal, Assam and Orissa.
  • Under this project fencing of bee boxes is installed in such areas from where elephants move towards the human settlements and farmers’ agriculture.
  • Fencing of Bee-boxes on the routes of movement of elephants blocks the path of wild elephants.
  • In this way, through honey-bees, elephants can be prevented from attacking humans and destroying farmers’ crops.

 

About the National Honey Mission

  • Project RE-HAB is a sub-mission of KVIC’s National Honey Mission.
  • The Honey Mission is a programme to increase the bee population, honey production and beekeepers’ income by setting up apiaries.

 

About KVIC –

  • The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) is a statutory body established by an Act of Parliament (Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act of 1956). In April 1957, it took over the work of former All India Khadi and Village Industries Board.
  • It is an apex organisation under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, with regard to khadi and village industries within India, which seeks to – “plan, promote, facilitate, organise and assist in the establishment and development of khadi and village industries in the rural areas in coordination with other agencies engaged in rural development wherever necessary.”
  • Recognising its potential to generate exports and its eco-friendly importance, the Ministry of Commerce had accorded deemed Export Promotional Council Status (EPCS) to KVIC in 2006, to boost the export of Khadi products.