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Dimapur, Nagaland

NBHM distributes tools and machineries to VDVK beneficiaries

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jun 01, 2024 8:25 pm
Sentiwapang Aier giving away tools and machineries to VDVK beneficiaries at Aoyimkum village council hall, Dimapur, on Saturday.

DIMAPUR — Tools and machineries were distributed to Indisen–Aoyimkhum Van Dhan Vikas Kendra (VDVK) beneficiaries under the Pradhan Mantri Janjatiya Vikas Mission (PMJVM) scheme during a programme held at Aoyimkum village council hall on Saturday.

The scheme is being implemented by Nagaland Bee Keeping and Honey Mission (NBHM) and sponsored by Tribal Cooperative marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India.

Speaking at the distribution programmee, the additional secretary to chief minister and team leader of NBHM, Sentiwapang Aier, stated that despite the diverse topography, population, vegetation, village setup, and urban-rural distinctions across the districts, they were all engaged with the same scheme.

He mentioned that Dimapur’s topography and environment are distinctly unique compared to other districts in Nagaland. Describing Dimapur as a convergence of rural, hilly, plain, and urban areas, he pointed out that with provides certain advantages and added that being located in a rural-urban setup, it allows their products to reach the market easily.

He stated that NBHM is not a new initiative as beekeeping has long been a traditional practice especially in rural areas. He informed that NBHM was launched with the goal of enhancing beekeeping and honey production through scientific methods and added that the initiative has undergone significant development.

Reminding that adherence to the guidelines is crucial for receiving additional machinery and funds, he urged the beneficiaries to make full use of the tools and machinery.

While interacting with media persons, Mathung Tsopoe, NBHM team member and in-charge of TRIFED, stated that they have distributed a complete package of tools and machineries including equipment for harnessing, processing, packaging and labeling of product.

Tsopoe mentioned that NBHM has covered all 16 districts of Nagaland with a total of 52 clusters.

Short speeches were delivered by GB of Indisen village, Lanutoshi Imsong, and president of Indisen-Aoyimkhum VDVK, Toshikala Aier, and concluded with a vote of thank delivered by NBHM team member, Chubanungla Shilu.

It was followed with demonstration of tools and machineries by NBHM team members, Mhathung Tsopoe, and Akumyanger, NBHM project assistant.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Jun 01, 2024 8:25:03 pm
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