‘Bee warriors’ to take sting out of infiltration on Bangladesh border | India News

NEW DELHI: Potential infiltrators and smugglers who attempt to cross from Bangladesh into India could quickly get a stinging response and a swollen face, with the Border Safety Power (BSF) launching a mixed scheme of beekeeping and medicinal plant cultivation as a pilot mission alongside the fence on the India-Bangladesh border.
Beneath this scheme, bee bins can be put in together with fencing, holding them barely above the bottom.Some flowering vegetation can be planted across the bins and a pure habitat created by arranging shade over the bins. “It’s anticipated that these bees will act as ‘bee warriors‘ to stop intruders and smugglers from chopping the fence. By attacking them, they are going to play an essential function in stopping the fence from being lower,” a senior BSF officer mentioned.
The scheme will profit residents of border villages by creating new employment alternatives like beekeeping and cultivation of varied varieties of medicinal vegetation like black tulsi, ekangi, satmuli, ashwagandha, aloe vera and so forth.
The industrial promoting value of those vegetation is increased than usually cultivated merchandise. They are going to be supplied assist like seeds, soil testing, technical assist and knowhow. Saplings can be repeatedly supplied beneath varied authorities schemes and the villagers can be assisted in delivering their merchandise to consumers at a great promoting value. The villagers have been additionally briefed about the advantages of honey bee farming and its industrial advantages and have been requested to undertake it.
BSF’s newest initiative borrows from the ‘Vibrant Villages Programme’ of the federal government being undertaken in villages bordering China. VVP is geared toward all-round improvement and connectivity of villages bordering China, in order that residents really feel a way of “belonging” to India and assist strengthen the intelligence community on the bottom. “BSF is working in the direction of making the border fencing simpler by fully securing it alongside the India-Bangladesh border from Bangladeshi infiltrators and smugglers, and guaranteeing total improvement of the folks of the border villages by creating new employment alternatives for them,” the officer mentioned.
BSF officers mentioned the dense forests on either side of the border and intensive farming will proceed to supply satisfactory meals to the bees. The cultivation of mustard and flowering vegetation may even present satisfactory meals to the bees.

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