The Kokant ethnic group is found to be locating in Panlon and Laukkai in northern Shan State. In 1997. our government encourage them to grow sugar cane and durian a substituted crops for poppy plantation. The durian planted in the area is now exported to China.
Since. buckwheat plantation had been introduced for some years. Kokant nationals are planting buckwheat now as substitution for poppy plantation.
In the villages. Kokant nationals earn surplus income mainly from shoes manufacturing. traditional rain coat manufacturing made from a kind of bear. Kokant traditionally worship the source of their ancestor. The Nat Saya tells their future by using the bones of chickens.
Due to the cultivation of buckwheat in sugarcane as substitution and the establishment of factories. the problems of unemployment had been solved. That is why their socio-economic life has been improved.