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Farmacy honey powder has been given a boost with the announcement of a Rs 50,000 grant from the Dharavathi Government to make it into a dairy product.
The department of food processing and retailing has granted the department an initial grant of Rs 50 lakh to manufacture the honey-based product at Dhanvakur, a village in the state’s North 24 Parganas district.
The department said the project is aimed at increasing the milk yield of the dairy by providing fresh milk and honey to the farmers.
The grant will be used for the production of the honey product at a plant near Dhanvilakur village.
Dharavath Dairy chief general manager Suresh Singh told the media that the grant will help farmers get the products from their fields to feed their families.
The company will use the funds for production of honey powder, and for marketing it.
Dhanvashur is located on a plateau near the village and is home to about 150 families.
Farmers say that there are no fresh water sources in the region and they have to rely on water from the neighbouring Dharvavati lake, which is also affected by heavy monsoon rains.
The Dharvilakus dairy is a cooperative between Dhanvikas Dhanvi and Dhanavati Dhanvesh, who jointly own the Dhanva village.