With a view to provide raw and unprocessed honey gathered by the tribals directly from the forests to the public, the Girijan Cooperative Corporation has launched a new product Giri Nature. Four type of honey products, Sweet Indrajao honey, Sesame Honey, Neem and Mango are being sold separately by the corporation.
Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar IAS was handed over Giri Nature by the Secretary Tribal Welfare Christina Z Chongthu at BRKR Bhavan today. She said that customers can also buy these honey products through Flipkart and Q-Mart also. While the Chenchu tribals used to get Rs 220 per kg for the honey so far, they will get an income of more than 54 percent. Chief Secretary complimented the GCC for not only helping the tribals in getting more income but also providing raw, unprocessed and pure honey to the customers.
Raw honey has many health benefits. It contains different kinds of bioactive plant compounds which are powerful antioxidants. Honey is an excellent source of energy and promotes good health. It is also a time tested remedy for cold, sore throats and cuts. It also moisturizes the skin and aids scar healing. Due to the presence of pollen and other natural compounds, raw honey appears opaque.