Port Blair, July 8: The Zonal Agriculture Office, Car Nicobar in association with Industries Department conducted a five days training programme from July 3 to 8, 2024 on ‘Manufacturing of Bee Hive Boxes’ at the Carpentry Section of Industries Training Centre, Big Lapathy, Car Nicobar. The training was attended by the farmer and staff of Agriculture Department with the aim to motivate the farmers towards bee keeping and also for skill development of the farmers as well as departmental staff for attaining self sufficiency in making bee hive boxes.

As Car Nicobar is by default organic in nature, hence it provides a much congenial environment for bee keeping and in line with this, the Department is continuously motivating farmers to adopt bee keeping which will boost in crop production through pollination support.

Altogether five departmental staff and one farmer attended the training programme. On the concluding day, awareness was made on schemes such as pollination support through bee keeping and other schemes under High Value Agriculture.