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This farmer earns in lakh by fresh water pearl cultivation

Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
Dr. Lakshmi Unnithan
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People are leaving farming and migrating to cities in today's world, but Sarkathal Madho of Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh) has proven all of this to be false. In Bijnor, Kamaldeep's name is held in high regard. Kamaldeep has had great success cultivating pearls and continues to improve.

Kamaldeep had previously worked in another country, but he was eager to return to his village. Despite the strains involved in pearl production, Kamaldeep was conducting new experiments on beads, which the people admired.

When everyone in the community was producing paddy, wheat, and sugarcane, Kamaldeep's income from two 60 by 60 foot ponds was almost equal to that of almost no one else in his village.

He acquired a new identity among the villagers as a result of his higher income. The pearls prepared by Kamaldeep are used for the texture of the idols as well as the ornamentation of the Gods and Goddesses, according to him. Their holy centres, like as Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Char Dham, are in high demand. A single pearl can reward you up to Rs.300.

Pearl Farming 

Cultured pearls, according to Kamaldeep, are the shell's reaction to a tissue implant. A graft of mantle tissue from a donor shell is transplanted into a recipient shell, resulting in the formation of a pearl sac in which the tissue precipitates calcium carbonate.

Cultured pearls can be made in a variety of ways, including using freshwater or seawater shells, transplanting the graft into the mantle, and employing a spherical bead as a nucleus.

There are a number of methods for producing cultured pearls: using freshwater or seawater shells, transplanting the graft into the mantle and adding a spherical bead as a nucleus.

After about a year, the oyster is broken and the shape on which the calcium layer is formed. After separating it, the graft is again placed in the oyster. We can extract pearls worth 15 to 20 lakhs from the same pond. 

Farmer Kamaldeep believes that in today's time, instead of monoculture,mixed farming should be chosen. By incorporating new techniques in farming, labor and money would also reduce, he continues. The government is also running several schemes related to agriculture, the benefits of which could be taken says Kamaldeep. Rates are also good on different crops.

Farmers can also perform fish farming in addition to pearl farming, according to Kamaldeep. He is always willing to help and assist anyone interested in learning more about pearl farming.

For more detail you can go through: How to Start Pearl Farming)

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