Economics of lac cultivation and constraints in Jharkhand
Anuj Kumar Mahto
The present investigation was carried out at two villages of Karra and Angara block of Khunti and Ranchi district during February-2013 to June-2013. This investigation was completed through questionnaire and personal interview among the selected farmers. This study was completed for the lac cultivators and the lac cultivators.
This project report indicates about the main source of income of lac dominated villages is lac cultivation. It also reports their socio-economic structure, livelihood through lac cultivation along with technology adoption, cost and returns, prospect, marketing of lac and constraints.
Now day’s lac cultivation has become very popular all over the world due to its uses, a source of high income, suitable for tribal people of Jharkhand. Scientific methods of lac cultivation provide high income and reduce risk. Farmers got training from various institutes earned higher income from lac culture.
Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Divyayan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Morabadi Ranchi-08, plays a very important role in developing of lac cultivation through using their available natural resources.
Keywords: Lac, Livelihood, Economics of lac cultivation, Constraints, Marketing, Karra and Angara block