Revival of breeding project gives hope to Bengal’s snake charmers

Around 75,000 snake charmers in Bengal can hope of a secure livelihood with assured regular income as the Mamata Banerjee government is all set to follow the Chinese model in setting up snake-breeding farms.

The backward classes welfare department in association with non-government organisations (NGOs) has decided to set up such firms in different pockets of the state and involve snake charmers to ensure a steady income for them.

Sources from the backward class welfare department said the idea was originally conceived in 2008 by the Left Front government.

“However, for some reason, the project could never move from planning to implementation. Now, the present government has decided to revive the project,” a state government official said...................Read more


Source: Hindustan Times


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