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Shatavari Farming is Highly Profitable, Invest 50 Thousand and Earn Rs 7 Lakh

Shweta
Shweta

Corona has not only changed people's lives but has also changed the means of earning. People losing jobs due to Corona are now trying their hand in business or farming. If you also want to give a try in this field, then cultivating medicinal plants can be a good option. Apart from Ayurveda, now some medicines are also being manufactured in Allopath by using the chemical derived from herbs. This is the reason why the demand of medicinal herbs is increasing day by day. Today we are telling you about the cultivation of a medicinal plant, which not only has good in demand but also has a very high price compared to others.

You can start the cultivation of Shatavari. Shatavari farming is highly profitable agribusiness when compared to others. It is used to make various medicines. If we talk about income, then earning from the cultivation of Shatavari is also good. It is highly profitable crop and it has high demand in market. In this two-year crop, you can earn up to 6 lakh rupees from the one-acre crop by investing only 50 to 60 thousand rupees.

In How Much Time Shatavari Crops Gets Ready?

Shatavari comes under an A grade medicinal plant. Its crop takes about one and a half year i.e. about 18 months to prepare. Actually, the root of this plant becomes mature in 18 months after which it has to be dried. The quality of the medicine depends on the root; therefore no compromise is made with it. Another thing to be noted here is that on drying these roots it remains about one third. Dried roots are packed in airtight bags for storage or transportation purposes. You can understand it as if you get 10 quintals of root then after drying it will remain only 3 quintals. The price of the crop depends on the quality of the roots.

Land Preparation

Shatavari cultivation requires sandy loam soil with a proper drainage system. To bring soil to a fine tilth, digging of land is to be done at the depth of 15cm. transplantation is done on raised beds.

Time of sowing

Sowing of seedlings should be done in the month of June-July.  

Seed

Buy seeds of Shatavari from the market and then sow it in the field. According to experts, one-acre yields 20 to 30 quintals and the price of one quintal in the market is about 50 to 60 thousand rupees.

Seed Treatment

To protect the crop from soil-borne disease and pest, before sowing does seed treatment by soaking seeds in cow urine for 24 hours. After treatment seeds are sown inland.

Nursery Technique Plantation

The seeds are sown in well prepared and raised nursery beds with a good amount of manure in the first week of June. The beds should ideally be in a size of 10 m to 1 m. Seeds are sown at a distance of 5–5 cm in a row and covered with a thin layer of sand.

One hectare crop requires about 7 kg of seeds to grow seedlings. To achieve quicker and higher germination percentage, seedlings need to be pre-soaked in water or urine to make them black. Germination starts after 20 days of sowing the seeds and is completed in 30 days.

How much will you earn?

The yield of Satavari can be sold directly to Ayurvedic pharmaceutical companies. Or you can sell it in markets like Haridwar, Kanpur, Lucknow, Delhi, Banaras. If you are able to sell 30 quintal roots of better quality, then you can earn 7 to 8 lakh rupees. Even if prices and yields are considered low, up to 6 lakh rupees can be easily earned. Whereas to grow Satavar, you do not have to spend more than 50-60 thousand on the seeds and other expenses.

According to agricultural experts, 20 to 30 quintals Shatavari can be produced in one acre and the price of one quintal in the market is 50 to 60 thousand rupees. By cultivating one acre of land, you can grow about 20-30 quintals of Shatavari.

Let us tell you that, 30 percent subsidy is being provided by the National Medicinal Plants Board to the farmers cultivating Shatavari. For detailed information please visit: https://www.nmpb.nic.in/

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