Address: Department of Agriculture & Cooperation Ministry, “B” Wing, IInd Floor, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi, India
The Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India launched a Central Sector Scheme titled 'Development of Beekeeping for Improving Crop Productivity' during the VIII plan (1994-95).
Overall development of scientific beekeeping in India by popularizing state of the art technologies through the governmental schemes of National Horticulture Mission and Horticulture Mission for North East and Himalayan States in the country.
Development of nucleus stock production, capacity building programmes and training of bee breeders and beekeepers, processing, research work, etc. and conducting of seminars.
Dissemination of information on technological advancement in the field of beekeeping through its various publications and the quarterly magazine “Bee World”.
Initiating steps for quality honey production and other bee hive products for overseas and domestic markets besides enhancing productivity of various crops through bee pollination.
Increasing the employment opportunity in rural sector and thus enhancing the ancillary income of the beekeepers & farmers.