24 November 2021, Punjab: The Apiculture Unit of the Department of Entomology, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU), Ludhiana, is running two simultaneous five-day training courses in beekeeping from November 22-26, 2021 at villages Fagla and Detwal of district Ludhiana under the aegis of Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojna (RKVY), Government of India, for the rural women and youth belonging to the schedule caste category. Shedding light on this, Dr Pardeep Kumar Chhuneja, Course Director said that a total of 50 participants have enrolled for the trainings organized with an objective of developing human resource in apiculture through necessary basic knowledge and skill, thus enabling them for earning their livelihood.
He further shared that practical hands-on-training on various aspects of bee husbandry, bee enemies, honey extraction, hive products, etc. will be imparted. Dr Jaspal Singh, Principal Entomologist and Technical Coordinator of the course shared that these trainings are part of a series of training programmes being organized by PAU exclusively for the benefit of rural youth and women belonging to scheduled caste in various villages of Ludhiana. Dr D.K. Sharma, Head of the Department informed that the trainees will receive free PAU literature on beekeeping in Punjabi and shall be awarded certificates on completion of the programme.