Certificate Course in

Value Addition and Marketing of NTFPs (Animal Origin)

Wild Bee Keeping and Processing

Inauguration         : 14th February, 2020

Venue                    : Sikkim Science Centre, Marchak, East Sikkim

 Organised by  ENVIS Resource Partner Sikkim on Ecotourism,

  State Council of Science and Technology, Sikkim


No. of participant      :  25 candidates per batch

Eligibility Criteria   No minimum qualification to X Pass/   School  drop-outs/ Unemployed youths/ Farmers

Age limit                     : 18 years and above

Duration of Course    : 1 month (200 hours)

NSQF                           : Level 4


About Green Skill Development Programme

Most vocational training programmes focus on mechanical/technical skills rather than ‘soft’ or ‘green’ skills. Green skills contribute to preserving or restoring environmental quality for sustainable future and include jobs that protect ecosystems and biodiversity, reduce energy and minimize waste and pollution. In line with the Skill India Mission of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC) utilising the vast network and expertise of ENVIS Hubs/RPs, has taken up an initiative for skill development in the environment and forest sector to enable India's youth to get gainful employment and/or self-employment, called the Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP). The programme endeavours to develop green skilled workers having technical knowledge and commitment to sustainable development, which will help in the attainment of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), National Biodiversity Targets (NBTs), as well as Waste Management Rules (2016).

Mission: The Green Skill Development Programme on "Wild Beekeeping and Processing” is proposed to be implemented in the State of Sikkim under the aegis of the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India to develop green skilled workers duly amalgamating scientific and traditional approach for sustainable development of rural economy.

Objective of the course: The basic aim of this GSDP course is to impart green skill training to youths and local people who have not been able to continue education due to different financial or social constraints but have an urge to learn new things and do something fruitful. The training will provide hands-on knowledge and understanding about the wild beekeeping and processing vis-à-vis ways of conversation so that it can diversify livelihood opportunities at the grassroots level through means of conservation and better understanding as an important component of farming system as well.

Source: ENVIS RP Sikkim on Ecotourism, SCSTS, Gangtok