Coorg honey has a wealthy historical past as Sri Shambhavananda Swamiji, after turning into the primary president of Sri Ramakrishna Saradashrama in Coorg in 1928, initiated a bee-keeping mission within the district. (IE picture)
Coorg Honey requires state authorities assist to get again heyday! Beekeepers of “Coorg Normal Hive” within the south Karnataka-Coorg (Kodagu) district are searching for the state authorities’s help for sustainable observe and selling the model “Coorg Honey”. Beekeepers have cited the Centre for Science and Surroundings’s (CSE) investigation report which disclosed that distinguished manufacturers within the nation have been promoting honey laced with modified sugar syrup, in keeping with an Indian Categorical report.
Beekeepers and producers of “Coorg Honey” now stated they have been wanting ahead to the state authorities to take their model throughout India and within the worldwide enviornment to revive its glory days when the Karnataka hill district was thought of as India’s prime honey producer, the IE report.
Coorg honey has a wealthy historical past as Sri Shambhavananda Swamiji, after turning into the primary president of Sri Ramakrishna Saradashrama in Coorg in 1928, initiated a bee-keeping mission within the district. The observe helped enhance the native economic system. In 1936, Swamiji then established the “Coorg Honey and Wax Producers Co-operative Society Ltd” which, in time, grew to become the primary honey producers’ co-operative in India.
However fortunes have turned previously few years, the observe of bee-keeping and honey assortment within the south Karnataka-Coorg (Kodagu) district has declined. These days the Coorg Honey and Wax Producers Co-operative Society Ltd has been pressured to acquire honey from North Indian states an to maintain their model alive.
Senior assistant director, Horticulture (Apiculture), Dr. Hemalatha stated that there are three totally different schemes at central, state, and district ranges to assist farmers who’re keen on apiculture. Different officers within the horticulture division have claimed that a number of measures have been introduced in recent times to extend the manufacturing of honey and supply subsidy to farmers keen on Apiculture, the IE report says.