Project RE-HAB

Project RE-HAB

Key facts about the scheme :

  • Project RE-HAB stands for Reducing Elephant-Human Attacks using Bees.
  • It was launched by the KVIC initially as a pilot project in Karnataka.
  • It works by keeping the “bee fences” which are basically fences constructed using bee boxes.
  • The bee boxes have bees inside them. Due to the buzzing sound they make the elephants wont move inside the human habitations.

  • It is scientifically recorded that elephants are annoyed by the honey bees. Elephants also fear that the bee swarms can bite their sensitive inner side of the trunk and eyes.
  • It is a cost-effective way of reducing human-wild conflicts without causing any harm to the animals.
  • It is employed in different states to reduce Man- Animal conflicts.
  • The initiative will increase the honey production as a by-product.
  • This mission is a sub-mission of KVIC’s National Honey Mission.

Khadi and Village Industries Commission :

  • KVIC is a statutory body established under the Khadi and Village Industries Commission Act, 1956.
  • It comes under the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

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