Pearl culture in West Bengal
Pearl is a hard, shiny, glossy object produced within the soft tissue of a living mollusk. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate. which has deposited in concentric many layers. The ideal pearl has a perfectly round and smooth structure, but many other shapes, known as baroque pearls. The finest quality of natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and natural things with beauty for many centuries.
The pearl oysters are found in two different environments in the two localities, at depths up to 23 meters in the Gulf of Mannar, in the intertidal zone in the Gulf of Kutch. These bivalves form large beds on hard substrata in the Gulf of Mannar, while they are sparsely distributed in the Gulf of Kutch.
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Is pearl farming profitable in India?
It usually takes 20 to 24 months to give you results but if cultivated properly it usually gives you an income of 10-12 lakhs that is around a profit of 8 lakhs. Pearl cultivation gives you a large amount of profit while only requiring your skill and will to give you such good results.