Lac based handicraft products and its role in the development of tribal community
Rainu Ram Netam
The present investigation was carried out at Bishanpur village of Torpa block of Khunti district during February-2014 to April-2014. This investigation was completed through questionnaire and personal interview among the selected handicraftsmen and customers. This study was completed for the lac handicraftsmen, of the lac handicraftsmen and by the lac handicraftsmen.
This project report indicates that the major income generating source is lac based handicraft products as well as agricultural production. It also reports their socio-economic structure, livelihood through lac handicraft products along with technology adoption, prospect, marketing of lac based handicraft products.
Now a day’s lac based handicraft products are running good and it is a good source of high income as compare to lac cultivation because lac cultivators directly sale the lac when they will sale manufactured lac based products to earn better income, suitable for ST/SC categories of people etc. Scientific methods of lac processing skill provide to generate high income and reduce poverty in the rural area.
Mahila Vikas Kendra Torpa District of Khunti plays a very important role in development of lac based handicraft products in Bishanpur village through using their available natural resources.
Key Words: Lac products, Handicraft, Host plants, Craftsmen, Customer.