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Chigitchakgre village in West Garo gets ‘Bee Village’ tag

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HT Bureau

GUWAHATI, Nov 28:  Meghalaya Chief minister Conrad Sangma
stated that Chigitchakgre village in West Garo Hills district of
Meghalaya has been declared as “Bee Village”.

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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma declared Chigitchakgre village
under Gambegre C&RD block in West Garo Hills district as “Bee
Village” under Apiculture Mission 2.0.

Addressing a gathering, the Meghalaya chief minister said that
Chigitchakgre village under, the Agriculture Mission 2.0
programme, will be given assistance for honey production.

“Keeping the sweet progress of the Apiculture Mission 2.0 alive,
today we declared Chigitchakgre village under Gambegre C&RD
block in West Garo Hills District as ‘Bee Village’,” Meghalaya
CM Conrad Sangma said on Tuesday (November 28).

“We will be providing all help and support that is needed for
bee farming like training, financial assistance, bee boxes, bee
keeping tools, multi facility building having stock rooms,
training rooms and areas to sell and display the products,”
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma said.

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He announced Rs 10 lakh assistance from CMSDF to the village
to further leverage honey production in the village.

“Will be sanctioning Rs 10 Lakhs from the CM’s Special
Development Fund (CMSDF) to the village to support apiarists

in their endeavours to boost honey production,” the Meghalaya
CM said.

He added: “We will also handhold the village to ensure quality
of their bottled honey, market their products and also create
other infrastructures to promote the Bee Village for
Apitourism.”

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He also enlightened the gathering about CM Elevate and YESS
Meghalaya programmes and urged the youths to take benefit
from these programmes.

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