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Agriculture and allied sectors are in the focus of J&K administration and the government is trying to provide the latest technologies to the farmers on the ground.

Recently in district Baramulla District Development Commissioner (DDC) Baramulla, inaugurated the Honey Processing Cum Bottling Plant and Hi Tech Polygreen House under the Aspirational District Programme at Agriculture Extension Office Baramulla.

The processing and bottling plant, setup with award money at a cost of Rs 11.19 lakhs is the first of its kind in the district and has the capacity to process and filter honey on a daily basis.

She said that the plant will provide service to farmers on a no profit basis. She informed that the district has a large number of beekeepers with an annual production of 800 qtls of raw honey. The plant will now enable the farmers to sell their honey as a marketable product and augment their incomes, she added.

She remarked that the much needed plant will help in processing, filtering and bottling of honey thereby making its sale to a large extent.

After launching Varmul Honey Brand, the DDC said that the District Administration is committed to introduce the brand at National and International level. She also asserted that similar profit oriented initiatives will be taken up in other areas also so that the plant will open many avenues for the farmers to market their products at large scale.

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