Indian Border Guard Force BSF has taken special measures to prevent any kind of border sabotage including human and cattle smuggling.
Soldiers of the South Bengal Frontier border area of the force on Sunday started a pilot project on beekeeping and mission honey testing on the India-Bangladesh border, which will promote beekeeping and mission honey.
This project is being launched under the ‘Vibrant Village Programme’ directed by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, with the aim of overall development in the border villages.
Under this project, bee boxes are placed strategically near the border fence. Beehives near border fences are placed slightly above ground, with bee-friendly fruit and flower trees planted nearby. The boxes are provided with natural shade to create a favorable environment for bee attraction. This initiative by BSF can also help deter infiltrators and smugglers through the border fence. BSF is undertaking this unique effort of continuously setting up bee boxes to prove how effective a role bees can play in border security and prevent unauthorized entry.
To ensure the success of this project, the villagers have been given a fair understanding of the benefits of beekeeping and mission honey and their potential for sustainable development.
DIG (Public Relations) South Bengal Border AK Arya handed over various tools used for beekeeping among the villagers. He said BSF is always committed to border security as well as rural development.