Kupwara, June 12, CNS: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Tuesday distributed 2330 bee-boxes in a single day in Zangalee Army area at Kupwara.
The KVIC distributed these 2330 bee-boxes among 233 beneficiaries, in association with Indian Army’s Sadbhawna Programme.
Addressing the gathering, Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gufta, who was the Chief Guest, said that the KVIC’s programmes could generate millions of jobs in the valley, through Prime Minister’s ‘Make in India’ mission. “This Honey Mission of KVIC will certainly script a new chapter of development in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
KVIC Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena, in his address, said that KVIC’s ‘Honey Mission’ is aimed to fulfill the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
KVIC Member (North Zone) Dr Hina Shafi Bhat said that the programme was aimed to fulfill the mission of the Prime Minister, to provide jobs to the unemployed youths at their doorsteps. “I am sure that under KVIC’s Honey Mission programme, we will not only provide jobs to them – but also give them a proper platform for branding and marketing of Kashmir’s honey at global level,” she said.
Major General C. B Ponappa VSM GOC Vajra Division Kupwara, in his address, said that such developmental programmes could play a pivotal role in establishing peace and harmony in Jammu and Kashmir.