NBHM, a state government undertaking, promotes apiculture to preserve the distinct and delicious taste of Nagaland's honey and conserve the age-old practice of beekeeping.
"Today is gathering of the beekeepers and we have the award winners from all the districts and they are the role model of the state and some of the beekeepers are earning Rs.2.5 lakh per annum through beekeeping and other products," said Chubala Shilu, team leader NBHM.
So far, NBHM has covered 400-plus villages through awareness programmes on the importance of beekeeping, trained more than 17,000 beekeepers, formed village beekeeping committees, developed scientific hives and established 30 common facility centres, two honey processing units including the first bee museum in the region.
Under the Nagaland Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM), established in 2007, honey production has increased three-fold.
Khekato, a bee keeper, said: " I got much help from the NBHM about technical aspects, how to do things, when to do them and everything about beekeeping.
He has also been a member of National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM
) (September 1986-August 1992), Council of the Indian National Science Academy (1993-94), Executive Committee, International Mathematical Union (IMU) (January 1987-December 1990) and is presently the Director of the Chennai Mathematical Institute.