KVIC launches “Project REHAB”

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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)
  • Aim:
    1. To provide sustainable employment and income to rural and urban unemployed youth.
    2. To conserve the honeybee habitat and tapping untapped natural resources.
    3. Moreover, to promote beekeeping for increasing crop productivity and pollination services avenue for beekeepers and farmers.

Source: PIB


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