Infiltrators and smugglers who’re eyeing crossing into India by means of the porus Bangladesh border could quickly be in for a impolite shock translating into stinging boils and swollen faces in the event that they try and get into the nation illegally.
The Border Safety Drive (BSF) has launched a mixed scheme of beekeeping and medicinal plant cultivation as a pilot challenge alongside the Indo-Bangladesh border. As a part of this new initiative, bee packing containers will probably be put in alongside the fencing, conserving them positioned barely above the bottom.
Some flowering crops will probably be planted across the packing containers and a pure habitat created by arranging shade over the packing containers. “It is expected that these bees will act as ‘bee warriors’ to prevent intruders and smugglers from cutting the fence. By attacking them, they will play an important role in preventing the fence from being cut,” a senior BSF official stated.
The scheme will profit residents of border villages by creating new employment alternatives like beekeeping and cultivation of assorted forms of medicinal crops for instance like black tulsi, ekangi, aloe vera, satmuli and ashwagandha.
Villagers in adjoining villages have additionally been skilled about the advantages of honey bee farming and cultivation of medicinal crops.
BSF’s newest initiative borrows from the ‘Vibrant Villages Programme’ of the federal government being undertaken in villages bordering China, in order that residents really feel a way of “belonging to India and help strengthen the intelligence network on the ground”.
“BSF is working towards making the border fencing more effective by completely securing it along the India-Bangladesh border from Bangladeshi infiltrators and smugglers, and ensuring overall development of the people of the border villages by creating new employment opportunities for them,” the officer stated.
BSF officers stated the dense forests on either side of the border and intensive farming will proceed to offer sufficient meals to the bees. The cultivation of mustard and flowering crops will even crops will even present sufficient meals to the bees.