Dhaka, Bangladesh
Honey farming makes successful small entrepreneur

Honey farming makes successful small entrepreneur

Our Correspondent NARSINGDI, Janu-11: Many of the rural men and women specially self-committed persons are becoming active towards attaining their social dignity after being engaged in various income generating activities independently. Nurzzaman Gaji an Islamic scholar and self committed person of Jinerdee union under Polash upazila of Narsingdi district become a successful small- entrepreneur through Honey farming. News Today correspondent when contacted with Nuruzzaman Gaji, he said when he was receiving Imam training from Islamic Foundation, Narsingdi in the year1998, he then inspired on honey farming from his lesson and later he had started his honey farming business from local bees with 8 boxes. He said after taking training from local BSCIC office on Honey bee farming in 2012, he then started his honey farming business on large scale with 28 boxes by taking loan of Taka 2,00000 from Islamic Bank. He said when some cash crops specially mustard, litchi, donia, kalijira and pumpkin become flooded with flowers, he then starts his professional works along with his appointed workers in different districts using 60 boxes He said, honey farming works begins from December 1st week and continuing up to June. He said yearly he collected about 500 kilograms of honey from different flowers when flooded. He said after preprocessing the collected honey in his local processing plant and then he started marketing He expressed his satisfaction that his yearly net income from honey business about taka three lakh. Additional Director (Administration and finance) Department of Agriculture Extension, Khamar Bari Dhaka, Mohammad Abdul Aziz and Deputy Director Narsingdi Latafat Hossain recently visited the local honey processing plant of Nurzzaman Gaji and expressed satisfaction. Additional Director Abdul Aziz said proper attention and technological support can make the honey production a huge profitable business for the country. He said many unemployed people can be involved in honey farming and the marketing process of honey, which will ultimately help reduce poverty apart from giving a boost in the country's export earnings. He also said if the government takes proper steps, honey production will get a boost in the country, ushering in a new opportunity for export.

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