Mr. Ashok read a few lines from the first agriculture minister Panjabrao Deshmukh’s library in Akola, Maharashtra, in 1996. He started researching pearl farming and is now working in organic pearl farming for the last twenty years. He took training from different institutes in India teaching pearl farming.


Mr. Ashok and his wife, Mrs. Kuljan, changed the concept of pearl farming by generating pearls through not just ocean mussels but from ponds and river mussels too. They then practically performed the whole pearl research and production and named their organization Indian Pearl farming which was formed on 1st May 2001 to promote pearl culture throughout India. They always say, why buy pearls elsewhere when you can grow them in your motherland, India!

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