This School Teacher Lost His Job Due To Covid, Today He's Earning Lakhs From Pearl Farming
Today He's Earning Lakhs From Pearl Farming
The COVID-19 pandemic forced India into lockdown in March 2020. It caused a sudden loss of employment and severely affected the poor across the country. Over 10 million Indians lost their jobs because of the second wave of COVID-19, and around 97 per cent of households’ incomes declined since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
After knowing little about pearl farming Mohammad convinced himself that he could do this work easily then he took training and started cultivating pearls at his home. This decision completely changed his life. At present, he is earning up to Rs 2 lakh and has become an inspiration for others.
Mohammad, a resident of Rasulpura village, spoke to Indiatimes and said that he started the cultivation of pearls only one and a half years ago. Earlier, he was a teacher at a school. After losing his job due to the pandemic, he has now become a farmer. Initially, he did not know how to grow pearls. Then he got to know about Narendra Kumar Garwa who is from Rajasthan and was cultivating pearls for a long time.
He contacted Narendra, took training from him and started his own unit of making pearls from oysters on his own farm with a small investment of Rs 60,000- Rs 70,000. For this, he made a small pond in his field and kept oysters (seeds) that he bought from different parts of the country. For good farming, he keeps about 1,000 oysters together and takes care of them.
Mohammad explains that for best results, they leave the nucleus in each oyster and regularly check the pH and ammonia level of the water. After a few months of hard work, if everything goes well, then at least two good pearls can be found in an oyster. It is not that there is no loss. 20-25 percent of oysters also get spoiled. However, with the help of technology, it is possible to manage the loss by getting good quality pearls.
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