What is the News?
Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC) has launched a unique project called Project REHAB (Reducing Elephant – Human Attacks using Bees).
About Project REHAB:
- Under this project, bee boxes would get used as a fence to prevent the attack of elephants.
- Aim: The aim is to create “bee-fences” to mitigate human– elephant conflicts in the country. It will reduce the loss of lives of both, humans and elephants.
- Where was it launched? It was launched as a pilot project at four places. These places are located on the periphery of Nagarhole National Park in Karnataka.
- Sub Mission: The project has gotten launched as a sub-mission of KVIC’s National Honey Mission.
National Honey Mission:
- Launched by: Khadi and Village Industries Commission(KVIC)
- To provide sustainable employment and income to rural and urban unemployed youth.
- To conserve the honeybee habitat and tapping untapped natural resources.
- Moreover, to promote beekeeping for increasing crop productivity and pollination services avenue for beekeepers and farmers.