Satyanarayan Yadav a farmer from jaipur, Rajasthan has found a unique way of doing profitable business as a pearl farmer. When all the farmers are busy in growing vegetables and crops, this man is busy with his oysters developing pearls for him in his home made tank.
Satyanarayan yadav says, “Once the pearls are ready they can be sold from price varying between 100 to 10000 rupees in the market. The price of pearls depends on the quality, color and shape.”
Inspired from watching videos on youtube Satyanarayan hit with an idea of pearl farming. This type of farming was completely alien to him and the native villagers. Later he discussed this idea with his wife Sajna and both got agreed at this.
They went to ICAR Bhuvaneshwar, Odissa for training on pearl farming.
Gives Training to Locals
Now Satyanarayan is very popular face of pearl farming. He is renowned for his excellent success on pearl farming. He has been providing training to peoples of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu Kashmir, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
How Pearls are Formed?
Naturally when foreign agent is introduced inside the oyster, then they start secreting liquid as a result of defense mechanism, which start covering the foreign material layer after layer, resulting into the formation of pearl.
It’s just like the process of tears drops comes out of your eyes when something foreign enters your eye. Same way pearls also releases a liquid which coats the foreign material resulting into pearl formation.
But in pearl farming this foreign agents are introduced artificially in the form of sand particles or some designer beads. After the insertion, oyster shells are leaved in the fresh water tank or ponds. After 8-12 months pearls become ready inside the shells which you can sell in the market for 300-400 rupees per piece of pearl.
“If the quality of pearl is good and shape is perfect circular then you can get more price for it ranging from 5000-50000,” says Satyanarayan yadav.