Scientists are working on developing kits for testing and grading of honey in the country to ensure that its quality is maintained, the government today informed the Rajya Sabha.
Replying to questions on adulteration of honey in the market, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said there are seven laboratories in the country where testing of honey is done.
“Our scientists are working to develop kits to ensure that the honey is pure and there is no adulteration and to ensure that its grading is done,” he told the members.
In his written reply, he also said that a total of 153 lakh assistance has been provided in 2017-18 for promotion of honey production.
He said promotion of honey production is being done through the mission for integrated development of horticulture (MIDH) and the National Bee Board has been formed for implementing various activities for development of scientific beekeeping under MIDH.