The Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das announced a scheme for farmers called as Meethi Kranti Yojana (Sweet Revolution Scheme). Bee keeping training along with the unit worth Rs. 1 lakh will be given by the government. Farmers can start a side business of bee keeping & selling honey. Rs. 80,000 will be given as a grant where as farmers needs to invest Rs. 20,000. The objective of the scheme is to quadruple farmer`s income by 2022.
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State Government has alloted budget of Rs. 100 crores for the scheme. 1207 farmers will be selected for the scheme & given training along with the assistance to start the honey business.
|Meethi Kranti Yojana (Sweet Revolution Scheme)|
|Benefits:||Trainings & financial assistance to start honey bee keeping & honey business|
|Launched By:||Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das|
|Budget:||Rs. 100 crore|
|Launch Date:||27st February 2019|
- Applicable only to the farmers of the Jharkhand state
- Applicable to the selected 1207 farmers
- Bee keeping training
- A bee keeping unit of worth Rs. 1 lakh
- Grant of Rs. 80,000
Beneficiary farmers just needs to invest Rs. 20,000 & start earning upto Rs. 1.30 lakh every year. Government has started Meethi Kranti Yojana (Sweet Revolution Scheme) after the success of the blue revolution. Scheme is applicable to all 27 districts of the state.
Honey Processing Unit in Jharkhand.
The CM announced that the state government is in the process of starting a honey processing unit in the state. The government is already in talks with Swami Ramdev`s Patanjali Yogpeeth.
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The bee keeping & honey processing is expected to create jobs in the state & also boost state economy.