Extraction of Gum

Training programme in the extraction of gum on scientific / improved methods was organized for the Chenchu Youth in all the habitations of Dornala, Peddaraveedu, Markapur, Giddalur and Ardhaveedu Mandals of Prakasham district by BDS staff.   The training focused on the scientific methods of gum extraction without causing harm or damage to the gum yielding trees and motivated the youth to apply the new technique extensively. The plant Growth Regulator that was procured from Bangalore was distributed   to the youth during the training and after the training. The Chenchu youth of around 20   are regularly using the Plant Growth Regulator(PGR) in the extraction of gum. Quality of the gum is excellent and the Yields are also encouraging. The Chenchus of Ahobilam and adjoining habitations in Kurnool district are also regularly using the   improved technique. Injecting new life into Chenchu tribals' quest http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/injecting-new-life-into-chenchu-tribals-quest/article3261724.ece

A Chenchu tribal showing top quality gum oozing from a tree. The Hindu 15-Nov 06.