Scope of Lac as Enterprise Development in Jharkhand


Muneer Ahmad Magry *, Sapna A Narula , and Raheel Anwar



Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2017, Volume : 13, Issue : 2
First page : ( 387) Last page : ( 392)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2017.00193.7

Scope of Lac as Enterprise Development in Jharkhand

Magry Muneer Ahmad1,*, Narula Sapna A1, Anwar Raheel2

1Department of Business Sustainability, TERI University, New Delhi

2Department of Forestry and Natural Resource, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab

*Corresponding author’s email:

JELCodes: O13, P42, P46, Q12

Online published on 20 June, 2017.


The present study explores the role of Lac in sustaining livelihoods in Khunti division of Jharkhand by interviewing selected households in the district. Stratified random sampling technique was employed for selection of households. The study reveals that Lac cultivation has the potential to contribute to the local livelihoods provided the existing production and marketing constraints are overcome. Kusmi Lac should be given the top priority followed by RangeeniBer and Palash. The value chain inefficiencies have also been highlighted in the study along with practical implications. The result of the study also indicates that most employment was generated by the wage sector followed by Lac cultivation.