eNarada, Bangalore, March 17, 2013;
You might have heard or read that the rainwater trapped inside shells got condensed into pearl, and you may also be aware that it is just a myth. But do you know that the pearl cultivation is a very profitable and a good business..?
Pearl, one of the nine gemstones (Navaratnas), can be cultivated in the State on a large scale, according to Dr.B V Krishnamurthy, Assistant professor, main research center, Department of Inland Fisheries, University of Agriculture Sciences.
“It is really a noble venture to farmers. They can earn more with pearl cultivation. They have to be trained and educated in this regard” he added.
Pearls are produced in the sea naturally. They are also cultivated in many parts of our country and in other countries. It is called as fresh water pearl cultivation.
Those who have agricultural lands near Bangalore and can mot grow any food grains can use their land for pearl cultivation. Several people have already started pearl cultivation.
All that is need for it is one acre of land and a bore well or an open well. An artificial pond will have to be created in one gunta land. Mussels or shells required for pearl cultivation are available in abundance in many water bodies of the State.
“A round foreign body, sand or small stone, should be injected into the live mussel. In order to protect itself from the foreign body, the mussel secrets calcium carbonate and covers it fully layer by layer. This later transforms into a pearl. It takes 12 to 18 months for the formation of a pearl” Dr.B V Krishnamurthy explains.
“We have not calculated the income and expenditure required to undertake pearl cultivation. However I am very much sure that it is really profitable” he adds.
With increasing demand for pearls it for sure that pearl cultivation is really a profitable job. All that is needed is creating awareness among the farmers and support from the Government.
Are you ready for extra income..? Have the much needed infrastructure..? Then why do you wait..? Get ready for Pearl farming. For more details you can contact: Dr. Krishnamurthy -+91 9448377863.