Biodiversity park starts breeding honeybees to help Vidarbha ryots
Nagpur, Feb 1: After developing Central India’s largest biodiversity park for students and researchers, Raj Bhavan has started keeping honeybees to lend help to farmers from Vidarbha for increasing yield of crops. Total 15 honeybee hives have been installed and the plan is to increase the number to 50 within a period of one or two years.
The project has been developed with the help of city unit of National Bee Board, which comes under the department of agriculture and cooperation, Government of India. It is the city’s biggest project and second after the one developed at Maharajbagh Zoo.
Additional comptroller to Governor Ramesh Yewale has developed the project. With the help of Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) and other government departments, Yewale had developed the bio-diversity park over sprawling 121 acres in Rajbhavan premises, which wore a deserted look for decades before this.