ONGC promotes beekeeping at Jim Corbett Park

ANI | Updated: Jan 25, 2018 21:20 IST

Jim Corbett Park (Uttarakhand) [India], Jan.25 (ANI): The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has launched a CSR project on beekeeping to generate employment in Uttarakhand.

The project is aimed at generating rural employment and promoting a sustainable ecosystem in and around the wilderness of Jim Corbett National Park.

The first phase of the program will continue for a year, involving around 40 families in five villages around the Jim Corbett National Park- Pawalgarh, Dhela, Amgadi, Kyari and Mankatpur.

This CSR project, which is slated to transform into a major campaign to promote bee keeping, has been undertaken in memory of the five ONGC officers who recently lost their lives in the Mumbai High accident.

Inaugurating the project, D D Misra, Director (HR), ONGC said bees are vital links of our ecosystem, and therefore, promoting apiculture is of huge importance for our environment.

He also advised the project coordinators to involve women in a big way in this project by trying to have at least 50 per cent women as beneficiaries. He further said that ONGC would help in providing vocational training for developing some women as tourist guides.

ONGC Director (Onshore) Mr V P Mahawar said that this project would promote skill development of the community members, especially the unemployed youth, in line with what the Hon'ble Prime Minister has envisioned.

The beekeeping project was inaugurated by the ONGC under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative, at Pawalgarh yesterday in the presence senior officials. The project is being implemented by Devalsari Society. (ANI)