Mangan, April 05: The ‘Distribution of Bee keeping equipment-cum- training to beneficiaries’ under the scheme ‘Institutional Support for Development and Marketing to Tribal products/produce’ was organised by Social Justice & Welfare Department (SJ&WD) at two GPUs of North district at Phodong Gram Prashashan Kendra, today. About 67 beneficiaries from North District were a part of the programme.
It may be mentioned that. the training-cum-distribution programme began from 15th of March 2021 at Community Centre Lingchom, GPK Kabi and GPK Phensong with an active participation of at least 123 beneficiaries.
The Inauguration Programme had the presence of the Hon’ble Chairman- Primitive Tribe, Shri. Chewang Norbu Lepcha, Joint Director Social Justice Welfare Department Shri. K.L. Lepcha, Shri. T. T. Lepcha, the Panchayat presidents of Lingchom Tingda GPU, Kabi Rongpa, Phensong GPU, Managing Director Positron Computer Education Institute Shri. Jaganath Sharma and Resource Person-cum-trainer Dr. Christopher Karki.
The aim of the programme is to facilitate and encourage the local beneficiaries in the Bee Keeping sector and to promote and support the development of the tribal products in the market. During the programme, details of the training were explained to the groups. The participants were also briefed on the objectives of the programme, explaining that it aimed at equipping the group with modern bee keeping techniques so as to diversify ways of increasing their income and to train the local population on basic techniques and knowledge on bee rearing. The main activities were introduction and life cycle of bee, disease and insect management of bee, honey extraction methods and bee production. The programme was followed by the distribution of Bee Keeping equipment.