Aloe Vera Farming: India’s agriculture sector is moving towards development and expansion. Not only are we ahead in the production of food grains, the exercise to increase the production of fruits and vegetables has also intensified. Farmers are being motivated to increase the production of horticulture crops. Since the Corona epidemic, the demand for medicines and herbs has increased. Being the father of Ayurveda, now we are also growing herbs and earning good profits. The special thing about this farming is that the expenditure is negligible. Very good production is available even on barren land and good prices are available for these crops in the market.
Many pharmaceutical companies are now getting farmers involved in contract farming of medicinal crops by associating them with them. Meanwhile, there are two medicinal crops, whose demand has increased a lot and the products made from these medicines are being liked a lot in the market. These include the names of lemongrass and aloe vera. Under the Aroma Mission, technical and financial help is being given to cultivate both these crops.
cultivation of lemongrass
Lemongrass is an aromatic grass, which is not eaten even by animals and gives good production even on barren land. It can give tremendous profit to the farmers in less expenditure. Perfume, soap, nirma, detergent, oil, hair oil, mosquito loshav, head medicine, cosmetic and serum for aromatherapy are made from this grass.
Every year 700 tonnes of lemongrass is being produced from India and new farmers are also now turning towards lemongrass. There are many ways to cultivate it. If you want, you can do intermediate cultivation of lemongrass or you can also plant this grass on the ridges of the field.
This grass gets ready in no time, which can be harvested several times continuously. If the farmer wants, along with the cultivation of lemongrass, he can also get additional income by setting up its processing unit.
cultivation of aloe vera
Cultivation of aloe vera in the areas of Bundelkhand adjacent to Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh can prove to be beneficial, because this crop grows rapidly in areas with less water. Especially the sandy loam soil is most favorable for the cultivation of aloe vera, the farmers of those areas where there is lack of rain, plant baby plants of aloe vera in their empty fields, which will continue to give abundant production for the next 5 years.
Aloe vera is such a medicine, which is consumed in the form of juice along with applying it on the body, hair, skin. This crop also does not face any danger from animals. Bitter gel comes out from its leaves. If a farmer wishes, by investing Rs 40,000, he can plant 12,000 plants in his field, from which he can earn an annual income of Rs 2 to 2.5 lakh.
How to get benefits from Aroma Mission
If you also cultivate aromatic and medicinal crops or are planning to grow these crops in future, then through Amoma Mission, you can get technical information from farming training to processing and marketing.
In this, these low-cost medicinal aromatic crops are being promoted under the Aroma Mission, so that farmers can generate income even in unirrigated areas and can be given a better farming option than traditional crops. All the crops from lemon grass to mentha, lavender have been included in the Amora mission.
Disclaimer: Some of the information given in the news is based on media reports. Farmer brothers, before implementing any suggestion, do consult the concerned expert.