Corona changed the trend, then farmers associated with medicinal farming leaving paddy, will gain four times
Corona changed the trend, farmers leaving paddy and associated with medicinal farming, will gain four times
Corona changed its trend, farmers associated with medicinal farming abandon paddy, will gain four times
In the current era of the Corona transition, the way farming has started to change. The changing needs of the market have been realized by the farmers of Korba in Chhattisgarh. This is the reason why 55 farmers of the district have abandoned paddy cultivation and started medicinal farming on 200 acres this time. Asparagus is being cultivated in 25 acres alone. A private company has also contracted to buy crops from farmers.
In order to avoid corona infection, emphasis is being given on increasing body resistance these days. Due to this, the demand for medicinal products has increased in the country and the world. In view of the market demand, farmers of four villages of the district namely Mudhunara, Dhenguradih, Korcoma and Kurudih have started medicinal farming. Black pepper vines brought from Kerala are growing on the basis of teak trees. This crop will be ready in three years. A private company is ready to buy 25 tonnes of asparagus and other medicines including 20 tonnes of Shionak. Ashwagandha, Tulsi, Anarkara, etc., to be prepared in six months, will be sold locally.
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Profit four times over paddy
Vishnu Kashyap, trained from National Rural and Agricultural Development Bank (NABARD), said that the land of different farmers has been jointly prepared for cultivation. Paddy worth 30 thousand rupees is produced in one acre. According to this, there will be four times benefit in medicinal farming. It also does not require much water. This crop can be prepared only with rain water.
Horticulture department asked for a package of 12 lakhs
Horticulture department official TR Dinkar says the introduction of medicinal farming for crop diversity is a good sign for the agricultural sector. To promote this, a package of 12 lakhs has been sought from the state government. Farmers will be made aware of the improved yield from seed. On the other hand, Ayurveda medical officer TR Rathia says that he will seek permission from the local farmers to take the product to make the medicine.
How much yield on which product
Asparagus – Rs 3 lakh per acre
Shionak – 45 thousand rupees per acre
Black pepper – ten thousand rupees per vine
Ashwagandha – One lakh rupees per acre