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Cultivating Pearls in Bihar: Glimpses of Eastern Elegance.



  Oct 19, 2023

Pearl Farming in Bihar



Pearl farming in Bihar is an emerging agricultural venture that has the potential to generate higher annual income compared to traditional farming.
This practice involves cultivating pearls in freshwater ponds, with around 25 pearl farmers currently engaged in this endeavor in Bihar.
The pearls are harvested from oysters, and each oyster can produce two pearls.
This process includes grafting a nucleus or particle into the oyster, leading to the development of a coating and shell layer, eventually forming a pearl.
The longer the cultivation period, the better the quality of the pearls. While pearl farmers face marketing challenges, they are optimistic about the sector's growth and its ability to provide employment and income opportunities in the region.

Pearl farming relies on several key factors for success:

Mollusks: Oysters, mussels, or other mollusks serve as hosts for pearl formation. Selecting the right species and ensuring their well-being is paramount.
Clean Water: High-quality, clean water is crucial for mollusk health and pearl development. Monitoring parameters like temperature, salinity, and oxygen levels is essential.
Nuclei: To initiate pearl growth, a small nucleus (often a mother-of-pearl bead) is surgically inserted into the mollusk's mantle tissue, influencing the pearl's size and shape.

Feeding and Care: Regular feeding, protection from predators, and disease prevention are vital. Proper habitat maintenance and gentle handling during cultivation are necessary.

Harvesting: Pearls are typically harvested after a specific growth period, varying by mollusk type and desired pearl characteristics. Careful timing ensures quality pearls.

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