lac farming will change the lives of farmers of chhattisgarh, try to increase income by giving training

In Chhattisgarh, efforts have started to increase the income of farmers through the cultivation of lac. For this, training is being given to the farmers. To promote Lac Cultivation, a training program is being organized by the State Minor Forest Produce Association till June 26. Under this, experts are collecting interested farmers and telling them how there will be more income if they follow lac. In this connection, training was organized from 20 to 21 June at Bhanu Pratappur. Whereas farmers will be trained about rearing Kusumi lac in Katghora from 23rd to 24th June and Rangini lac rearing in Ambikapur from 25th to 26th June.

Lac is mainly used in make-up and decoration things. It is a versatile product that fetches good price to the farmers. Lac insects are reared on safflower, ber and palas trees. They get food by sucking the juice from their branches. They secrete resin for their protection and make armor. Which is removed by scraping from the twigs. This is called lakhs. Farmers can earn from 15 to 20 thousand rupees per tree. The cultivation of lac has got the status of agriculture in Chhattisgarh.

who took part in the training

In the training program organized at Bhanu Pratappur under the guidance of Forest and Climate Change Minister Mohammad Akbar from June 20, lakh farmers of Gariaband, Kondagaon, Kanker, East Bhanu Pratappur, West Bhanu Pratappur, Narayanpur, Jagdalpur, Bijapur and Sukma forest divisions and The members of the concerned self-help group took part. 134 trainees from Jagdalpur, Kanker Circle and Khairagarh District Union participated in the circle level lac rearing training program organized at District Union Bhanu Pratappur. In which lakhs of foster farmers, self-help groups, interns, seniors, junior executives were involved.

who will give training

In fact, the farmers here have been traditionally cultivating lac on Palash, Kusum and Plum trees. Therefore, now the government wants them to be made aware of its modern methods. So that there is an increase in the income of the farmers. That’s why training is being organized. For this purpose, lakhs of farmers of Korba, Katghora, Dhamrajaigarh, Raigarh, Jashpur, Rampur, Kawardha and Bilaspur and training site Ambikapur in Koriya, Manendragarh, Balrampur, Surajpur, Surguja, Marwahi and Katghora will participate in the training to be organized at Katghora on June 23. Will be included.

Training for lac rearing will be given by AK Jaiswal, former Principal Scientist of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. He will give a presentation about its cultivation. Not only this, we will also tell about the pruning of safflower trees, tying bihan lac and spraying medicines. Problems faced by farmers in rearing lac will be solved.

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