In order to increase income of the small scale farmers in the region, ICAR-Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums, Ranchi has established a Small Scale Lac Processing Unit (SSLPU) at Rania in the Khunti district of Jharkhand.
Inaugurating the unit, Dr PK Waghmare, District Collector, Khunti appreciated the initiative of ICAR-IINRG, Ranchi and congratulated the progressive farmers and members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) benefited under this technological intervention.
Experts opine that the technological intervention would be an option for additional income for the villagers of the region.
Dr RK Yogi, scientist and project coordinator of this project briefed about the activities under the project. He informed that two SSLPU was already established in Arki and Torpa blocks of Khunti district. Both units were functional and primary level processing had been started.
Officials from various departments and local representatives were also present on this occasion. Nearly 200 participants including farmers, members of SHGs, local representatives, scientists and officials participated in the inauguration.