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Make Tulsi Farming a Profitable Business by Earning 3 Lakhs in Three Months

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
Tulsi Farming
Tulsi Farming

“Queen of herbs” or sacred Tulsi is an excellent shrub which belongs to the family of “Lamiacea”. This plant has been cultivated for centuries in India for multiple uses. Tulsi has several medicinal properties which makes it more beneficial.

Tulsi farming to beat COVID-19:

Now, a recent study by a team of researchers at SOA University has taken up organic farming of Tulsi, in a bid to combat Covid-19. As per reports from Indian Express, with this initiative, the researchers aim to promote Tulsi cultivation among local farmers. The project is being implemented by the varsity’s Centre for Biotechnology as part of an initiative under Department of Science and Technology. Farming is being carried out in panchayats of Angarpada, Chhatabara and Mendhasala in Khurda.

“Each part of the Tulsi plant like its seed, leaf and stem have medicinal benefits if consumed as they contain good amount of Vitamin A and B and also minerals like Calcium, Zinc and Iron,” said Basudeb Kar, Investigator.

Earn 3-4 lakhs in three months by Tulsi cultivation:

Due to its various health benefits, tulsi is a very demanding plant. Thus, the cultivation of this medicinal plants or say pharmacological plants for farmers is very beneficial. Farmers of many states in India have started to cultivate medicinal plant and make good income. The biggest advantage of growing medicinal plants such as tulsi is that it gives good profits in short time with low cost.

Farmers can simply invest Rs. 15000 to 20000 and earn 3 to 4 lakhs in three months. Hence, it is not wrong to call tulsi farming a profitable business for farmers.

Let’s understand the benefits of growing Tulsi Plant:

1. Tulsi is a hard plant with medicinal properties

Tulsi is seen in a sophisticated way and its market is also very demanding. Basil crop is planted in the April & May and it can be sown by two methods of seeds and plants. There is a need for about 10 kg of seed to cultivate it in one hectare (2.5 acres). Basil plant is hard and therefore there are no major diseases affecting it.

2. Low investment (15,000-20,000)

Not a huge amount is required for starting tulsi farming. Only an investment of around 15 - 20 thousand rupees is needed for one hectare. But, there may be other requirements like weeding, irrigation etc.

3. Earn good income by tulsi farming

Tulsi crop yields two types of products i.e. seeds and leaves. The price of seeds in the mandis is around Rs 150 - Rs 200 per kg. Its oil price is around Rs 700 to 800 per kg. If you raise data based on this then 2 to 2.25 lakh can be easily earned.

Tulsi Harvesting

These plants start yielding by 3 months after transplantation. Harvesting is done when there is full blooming period. For further regeneration of branches cutting should be done when plant is at least 15 cm above the ground. Leaves are used fresh or it is sun dried for future use.

Post-Harvest

After harvesting, drying of leaves is done. Then steam distillation is done to obtain Basil oil. For transportation it is packed in airtight bags. Leaves must be stored in dry places. From herb several products like Panch Tulsi oil, Tulsi Ginger, Tulsi Powder, Tulsi Tea and Tulsi Capsules are made after processing.

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