As per the directions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, particular initiative is being taken by the state authorities in Chhattisgarh to encourage farmers to domesticate lac and enhance their revenue. In its implementation, vital preparations have been made by the Chhattisgarh State Minor Forest Produce Affiliation together with provide of Bihan Lakh and sale of Bihan Lakh and assist for availability of Lakh crop mortgage. Presently 4 thousand tonnes of lac is produced within the state, the estimated worth of which is Rs 100 crore. There’s a goal of giving an revenue of Rs 250 crore to the farmers by growing lac manufacturing within the state to 10 thousand tonnes.
With a view to take away the scarcity of Bihan Lakh within the state, the acquisition price has been mounted to purchase Bihan Lakh out there with the farmers at an affordable value. Underneath this, the acquisition price payable to farmers for Kusumi Behan Lakh (obtained from Ber tree) has been mounted at Rs 550 per kg and for Rangini Behan Lakh (obtained from Palash tree) at Rs 275 per kg. Equally, the sale price has additionally been mounted to make Bihan Lakh out there to the farmers. Underneath this, the promoting price payable to farmers for Kusumi Behan Lakh (obtained from Ber tree) has been mounted at Rs 640 per kg and for Rangini Behan Lakh (obtained from Palash tree) at Rs 375 per kg.
With a view to encourage the farmers for lac cultivation, preparations have been made by the state authorities to produce lac crop mortgage with free curiosity by means of District Cooperative Financial institution. Underneath this, a mortgage restrict of Rs 5,000 has been mounted for the nutritious tree Kusum, Rs 900 for Ber and Rs 500 for Palash per tree for rearing lac. A coaching middle has been opened in Kanker by the State Minor Forest Produce Affiliation to do lac rearing in a scientific manner. On this centre, together with 03 days institutional coaching, on-farm coaching can also be being imparted in lac manufacturing cluster.
For profitable implementation of the scheme and enhance in lac manufacturing within the state, lac manufacturing cluster has additionally been shaped by connecting 03 to 05 main committee areas in 20 district unions. Underneath this, survey is being accomplished in every lakh manufacturing cluster to get details about farmer-wise demand for lakhs. In these, farmers must deposit the whole quantity required for provide of Behan Lakh on the value mounted by the union upfront within the district union account. Underneath this, the time restrict has been mounted until December 15 for depositing the quantity as per the demand obtained from the farmers for Kusumi Bihan Lakh.