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With biodiversity board’s tag, these products will even protect habitats


PANAJI: An energy drink from bee pollen sourced from the Western Ghats, lip balm made out of bee propolis and a refreshing drink made out of unfermented coconut palm sap — these are the 3 inventive products that will be the first to receive the Goa State Biodiversity Board’s tag.

An settlement has been signed through the board with the makers of the goods, below which a small part of their earnings will move to the board. These finances will then in turn be utilised to maintain herbal habitats from which raw materials for these products are being sourced, said member secretary of Goa State Biodiversity Board, Pradip Sarmokadam.

Kalparasa is a fast-selling product.

“These tags will be the first to be given in Goa and are distinctive in nature. We have signed an access receive advantages sharing settlement for equitable sharing of receive advantages with the makers of the product. Their products will probably be packaged to carry the tags,” he said.

One of the makers is Chinmay Tanshikar of Tanshikar Spice Farm in Netravali, Sanguem. Tanshikar collects and sells bee pollen. To acquire pollen, he fixes a field with a display at the entrance of the hive. When bees enter the hive, the display harmlessly eliminates the pollen stuck at the bees’ legs.

The pollen are to be fed on with milk, as an energy drink, state venture coordinator for Goa State Biodiversity Board, Vidhya Gaude said. “The pollen has protein. And despite the fact that this (number of pollen) is completed in other places in the world, bee pollen collected from Goa’s woodland will probably be distinctive as its quality is determined by the vegetation and Western Ghats have a unique vegetation,” she said.

‘Bio product makers will probably be given tags on January 29’


Raika Honey through Benaulim’s Suprajit Raikar will receive the Goa State Biodiversity Board’s tag for utilization of bee propolis (remnants of the brush after honey is extracted). Propolis is being tapped to make lip balm. He additionally makes tree explicit honey, which is assumed to have different advantages.


Sarmokadam said that the tags will probably be offered to the makers of the goods on January 29.


Kalparas through Krishna Plantation in Sulcorna, Quepem, makes use of a research through Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) in Kasargod, which collected sap from coconut palm while combating its fermentation through carrying out the collection in a icebox at -Four degree C.


“The technique of gathering the sap is equal to when ‘sur’ is collected, but the assortment is completed in a coconut sap chiller which plantation house owners have bought from ICAR. This prevents fermentation and the sap will also be fed on as a refreshing drink. It has a singular style, while conserving the coconut flavour. The product offered through Nanu crew as Kalparas is at the moment rapid selling. What does now not promote, they turn into sugar or palm jaggery,” Gaude said.


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