Find out what these crops are and their benefits
The monsoon has hit most states in the country. With this, farmers have begun to prepare for the planting of Kharif crop. Most farmers are engaged in the cultivation of rice, corn, cotton, soybeans. Kharif sowing has gained momentum with the arrival of the monsoon. In parallel, there are many farmers who increase their income by cultivating medicinal crops along with planting traditional crops.
We tell you that this time is also very good for the cultivation of medicinal crops. Farmer brothers can reap good benefits by cultivating some selected medicinal crops. The special thing is that the cost of growing these crops is low and the profit is high. Apart from this, the government is also encouraging the cultivation of these medicinal crops. On behalf of the National Board of Medicinal Plants, a 30% subsidy is granted for the cultivation of these medicinal crops. Today, through TractorJunction, we give you information on the cultivation of 5 medicinal crops from which you can get more benefits.
1. Shatavari agriculture
Satavar has a special place in medicinal crops. There are many benefits to growing this crop. There is a lot of demand for Sattavar in the market. This is a crop that can give more income at a lower cost. Laterite, red marl soil with proper drainage installation is good for this crop. Its cultivation is ready in 18 months. Gili roots are obtained after 18 months of this. After that, when they dry, about a third of the weight is left. That is, if you get 10 quintals of root, only 3 quintals remain after drying. The cost of cultivation depends on the quality of the roots. The Satavar product can be sold directly to Ayurvedic pharmaceutical companies or sold in markets like Haridwar, Kanpur, Lucknow, Delhi, Banaras. In this situation, if you can sell even 30 quintals of top quality roots, you will easily get between 7 and 9 lakh rupees.
2. Kaunch Farming
Kaunch is an Ayurvedic medicinal plant, each part of which is used as medicine. Kaunch is used to make Chyawanprash, a nutritious metal powder and potency-enhancing medicine. Farmers can reap many benefits by cultivating it. Kaunch is sown from seed and is considered the most suitable for cultivation before rains. Sahara trees should be planted a year earlier for Kaunch cultivation. This is done so that with the help of a tree, Kaunch vines can grow faster. Kaunch is a Kharif crop, for which the favorable time is from June 15 to July 15. Sowing requires 6 to 8 kg per acre of seed. Plants grow faster by applying rotten manure before planting. Its cultivation requires less labor and cost. If grown properly, one acre can earn up to three lakh rupees.
3. Cultivation of Brahmi
Brahmi is considered a brain booster in Ayurveda. It is used in hair oils that enhance hair, as well as in medications that speed up memory. With this plant you can easily earn thousands of rupees. It has a lot of demand in the market. Many Ayurvedic companies buy it. Brahmi can be grown in tropical climates. The normal temperature is the most suitable for its cultivation. The Brahmi plant is often grown in the forest along the banks of ponds, rivers, canals and bodies of water. It is grown in almost every state in India. Brahmi is cultivated like rice. That is, seedlings are first prepared by planting nursery. After that, it is planted in the pre-prepared field. Farmers say that after four months of transplanting, the brahmi crop is ready for the first harvest. Farmers get the yield of this crop after three or four years in a year. For this reason, it becomes a huge source of income. Brahmi leaves and roots are sold.
4. Cultivation of Aloe Vera
Farmers can make a lot of money by growing Aloe Vera. Aloe vera juice and products made from it are in high demand in the market. Many companies also grow Aloe Vera contract. If the Aloe Vera is grown commercially in the right way, it can earn up to 8-10 lakh rupees a year. Most importantly, you can take advantage of it for 5 years by planting your plants only once. It needs less water. It can be grown in all types of soil. It is good to plant aloe vera plants in July-August. Aloe vera can be grown all year round except in the winter months. In Ayurveda, aloe vera has been described as very useful in diseases such as skin diseases, jaundice, cough, fever, stones, breathing, etc. If aloe vera is grown on an acre, about 20,000 kg of aloe vera production can be obtained each year.
5. Cultivate lemon
Lemon grass is a slender herbaceous plant, the leaves and oil of which are used to make medicines. Its scientific name is Cymbopogon. The biggest identity of lemon grass is that when its leaves are crushed by hand, it smells like lemon. Herbal tea is made from powder made from its dried leaves. Apart from this, due to the demand for lemon oil from the companies that manufacture Ayurvedic medicines, these days its cultivation is proving to be beneficial for the farmers. It is used in soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, etc. The specialty of lemon grass is that once planted it can be harvested for five years. There is no cost except irrigation. Four to five lemon harvests are made in a year, giving between 35 and 40 quintals of production per bigha. One beam of lemon grass produces between 27 and 28 liters of oil in a year. Its average price is 1350 per liter.
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