Maha: Tulsi helps farmers in Aurangabad to earn extra

A group of 16 farmers from Aurangabad, Maharashtra, earns between Rs 70,000 and Rs 1.83 lakh per year after planting 15,000 to 18,000 Tulsi seedlings each on an acre of non-irrigated land.

The group started about three years ago in Kekat Jalgaon, Kutbkheda, and Dawarwadi, following an MoU with a Bengaluru-based pharmaceutical company supported by the NAAM Foundation, planting tulsi or Holy Basil, a mainstay of almost every religious occasion, as well as a myriad of home remedies said farmer Sandip Kakde.

“We planted around 15,000 to 18,000 seedlings per acre. The plants have to be harvested three to four times a year and shredded and sent to the Bengaluru company. Tulsi cultivation requires no fertilizers, pesticides and very little water and helps us earn between Rs 70,000 and Rs 1.83 lakh a year, ”Kakde told PTI.

The Paithan Taluka County Agriculture Commissioner said farmers who choose multi-use crops like tulsi are a good step to earn more and need to be encouraged.

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