Black Pearls‌ in Bastar is proving to be Game-Changer “


A Positive news from Naxalgadh Bastar

The cultivation of black pearls is slowly taking off in Kondagaon & Bastar. About 25 years ago, the visionary farmer-scientist Dr. Rajaram Tripathi started the new experiments of organic farming, herbal farming, one of his most important dreams was the development of a new species of Black pepper for Chhattisgarh and it is grown on the fields of the farmers of Chhattisgarh and in the remaining forests To make it successful Dr. Tripathi’s hard work of 25 years is slowly starting to pay off. Today, hundreds of small tribal farmers of the area are growing his new verity black pepper (MDBP-16) on the trees standing in the fences of their houses and have been successful in earning regular extra income, little by little.On the other hand, a new story of success is being written in the forests of Bastar as well.

In fact some time ago Dr Rajaram Tripathi, “Maa Danteshwari Herbal Farm and Research Center”, its associate social service organization SAMPDA, with the help and guidance of the local administration and the forest department, has experimentally planted on Sal trees and other species of trees in some nearby forest areas Black Pepper saplings of new species (MDBP-16) was planted. Today those vines of black pepper have started bearing fruits. Due to summer vacations, the school children sitting empty at home collected black pepper lying in the nearby forests and brought it and deposited it in Maa Danteshwari Herbal Group for further marketing.

Received approx. ₹ 4000 four thousand immediately from herbal group.Not only this, if this black pepper is sold at a higher price along with black pepper of other members of Maa Danteshwari Herbal Group, then small collectors will also get additional dividend, for this enter the name, address and phone number of these people. This has increased The enthusiasm of both the children and their families. The family members who came with the children said that this black pepper collected by the children while playing sports has arranged for the expenses of the children’s education, books and new clothes for the coming year, due to which the children and their parents all are very happy. Obviously, this will motivate the children to collect more black pepper and now the villagers will also refrain from cutting the black pepper vines, which give extra income every year, and maybe this will prove to be a Game-Changer. This also may lead Bastar and Chhattisgarh to save their rapidly shrinking forests too .

Vivek Kumar
Maa Danteshwari Herbal Group Kondagaon Bastar Chhattisgarh,


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