Government planning to promote honey industry

New Delhi: The government is taking steps to boost the village industry by promoting the use of honey instead of sugar in tea and coffee at hotels and at the airport.

Nitin Gadkari, MSME Minister said, “The most important industry we have selected is the honey industry (under village industries) and I am trying to replace sugar by honey for usage tea and coffee in planes, hotels, restaurants.”

According to the market research firm Imarc, the honey market size of India was Rs 1557.9 crore and is likely to grow to Rs 2805.7 crore by 2024.

Earlier also, Gadkari informed the Lok Sabha about government’s plans to start honey cube production as the central government is planning to promote honey cubes replacing them as an alternative for sugar sachet.

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