New Delhi. If you want to start a business, then today we are giving you such an idea, which you can start with a modest investment. This is such a business, without which people’s breakfast is incomplete. We are telling you the business of Lemon Grass Farming. It is also called ‘lemon grass’. From this farming, you can make a profit of about 4 lakh rupees in a year from just one hectare.
It is worth mentioning that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also mentioned about this business in ‘Mann Ki Baat’. PM Modi had said that farmers are not only empowering themselves with this farming and are also contributing in the progress of the country.
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Many types of products are made
There is a lot of demand in the market for the oil extracted from Lemon Grass. The oil extracted from lemon grass is used by companies making cosmetics, soaps, oils and medicines. It gets a good price in the market. The most important thing about this cultivation is that it can also be planted in drought affected areas. Neither manure is needed in this farming nor there is a fear of wild animals destroying the crop, so this crop is proving to be a profitable deal. Once the crop is sown, it continues for 5-6 years continuously.
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Cultivation of lemongrass is easy, understand complete mathematics
The best time to plant lemon grass is between February to July. Once planted, it is harvested six to seven times. Harvesting is done three to four times in a year. Oil is extracted from lemon grass. In a year, about 3 to 5 liters of oil comes out from one katha land. Its selling rate is Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500. Its first harvesting is done 3 to 5 months after planting lemon grass. Lemon grass is ready or not. To find out, break it and smell it, if you smell a strong smell of lemon, then understand that it is ready. Harvest it 5 to 8 inches above the ground. In the second harvesting 1.5 liters to 2 liters of oil comes out per katha. Its production capacity increases for three years. The best time to prepare the nursery bed of lemongrass is in the month of March-April.
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