A workshop on “Promotion of Lac based Industry in Jharkhand” was organized jointly by ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Ranchi and Agri Horticulture & Agro Rural Industries Committee, Federation of Jharkhand Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FJCCI) on 6th May, 2017 at ICAR-IINRG, Ranchi.
Shri Anand Kothari, Chairperson, Agri Horticulture & Agro Rural Industries Committee (FJCCI) Ranchi, in his key note address emphasized that high value crops like lac should be priority area to promote rural entrepreneurship for farmers through the industrial support for value addition.. He suggested that lac farming may have a good potential for the state as about 8-9 lakh households belongs to tribal community are engaged in lac farming and earning their livelihood.
Dr. KK Sharma., Director, ICAR-IINRG, Ranchi, in his welcome address, briefed on research achievements, activities and various programmes of the Institute for the welfare of lac farmers as well as microenterprise development through lac based eco-friendly activities like handicraft making, Lac Integrated Farming System(LIFS), etc
Sh RK Kapoor, Director, MSME, Ranchi also briefed about the various schemes for micro, small and medium level enterprises and also assured to subsidize the Small Scale Lac Integrated Processing Unit by the government.
A total of 50 stakeholders including industrialists, exporters, officials from line departments (JASCOLAMPF), academic institutes (BAU, XISS, RKMVU) participated in the programme.
(Source: ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Ranchi)