Farmer Success Story: Women farmers are earning profit by cultivating Tulsi: Today we are going to tell you about such a farmer! Life on the mountains is very difficult! The livelihood of most of the people living on the mountains is dependent on tourism! Because farming is dependent on the weather here, and on that too, only June 2 bread can be obtained from small farms! Therefore, living on the mountains, depending only on agriculture, is very difficult! But there is also an area in Uttarakhand where the rural economy tells a new story!
Farmer Success Story: Women farmers are earning profit by cultivating Tulsi
The women of Chamoli district have not waited for the help of the state government! But in collaboration with the Himalaya Action Research Center did something that not only women are increasing their livelihoods! People are also showing a ray of hope! The women of Alaknanda Valley near Karnprayag in Chamoli-Garhwal have introduced a new self-employment model! Hark (Himalayan Action Research Center) has come as a boon for these villages in 2006!
Tranning has been started for women of a dozen villages of Alaknanda Valley! Women Vegetables! Training in fruit and spice production is given! Gradually the women formed their own groups but the monkeys and pigs used to destroy the crop in the fields! In such a situation, Hark has started to insist on basil production in consultation with the local people! After starting the production of Tulsi, it is being sent not only to the country but also to abroad! And only Tulsi tea is being sold for lakhs of rupees!
Investment and profit in basil cultivation
If you want to cultivate basil! So to cultivate Tulsi in one hectare, you have to spend about 15 to 20 thousand rupees! You may find that weeding in your particular place! Some difference in price should be found in the irrigation and irrigation facilities! So this will result in some changes in the total cost too! But the price of its cultivation is close to this! Now if we talk about earning in this business! So in this we can earn in two ways
One is selling basil seeds and the other is selling basil oil. Basil oil is prepared from its leaves! If you want to get an idea of its yield, in this you can get around one and a half kilograms of seeds and about one kilogram of basil oil in one hectare of land! The cost of its seed is about 200 rupees a kilogram, the same oil sells for 700 to 800 rupees per liter! If we estimate in this way, then it is possible to earn about 2 to 2! 5 lakh rupees in a year in this farming!
When is basil cultivation harvested
When the leaves of the plants become big, only then they start harvesting! Harvesting at the right time is a must! Failure to do so has an effect on the amount of oil! Due to the flowering of the plant, the amount of oil also reduces, so when the flowers start flowering on the plant, they should be harvested at the same time! Early new branches of the plant should come, so harvesting should be done from 15 to 20 meters height!