Is Sandalwood (Chandan Ki Kheti) Cultivation illegal in India
A Sandalwood tree grows on well-drained alluvial soils where the climate is cool with moderate rainfall, plentiful sunshine and long periods of dry weather. the ideal temperature for its growth it between 12o and 45o C. The tree flourishes best between altitude of 600 and 1500 m, through it may go up 1350 m and descend as low as 360 m. The important sandal tracts lie in places where rainfall varies from 60-160 cm. Planting of sandalwood is legal in India and plantation activities are undertaken by both government and private agencies. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change( MoEF&CC) is the final authority for formulating legislation for regulating the trade and cultivation of sandalwood in the Country.
How much is the dry leaves of Moringa produced in an acre
Moringa is coming into view as future crop considering its wider adoptability and tolerance to the severe drought conditions. The present work was taken up to investigate the economic viability of the production and local as well as global demand of Moringa, its value addition and export aspects.
Yield per Acre
The first harvest is about 70 to 80 days later, then after 60 days. Every harvesting takes place at the interval of about 70 to 80 days during the entire interval of the crop. It also includes other factors like fertile strength of soil, weather, and other conditions etc.
What is Contract Farming Agreement ?
- Minimum : 1200-1500 Kg.
- Maximum: 2500-3000 Kg.
In this system for the production and supply of agricultural/horticultural produce are under forward contracts between producers/suppliers and buyers. The essence of such an arrangement is the commitment of the producer/ seller to provide an agricultural commodity of a certain type, at a time and a price, and in the quantity required by a known and committed buyer. Contract farming usually involves the following basic elements-pre-agreed price, quality, quantity or acreage (minimum/maximum) and time. Contracts can range from oral deals to formal, registered written contracts.
NOARF provide contract farming for particular crops in different segment like are :
Which varieties are best for Moringa leaves/Pods crop production
- Moringa Dry leaves crop
- Dragon Fruit and
- Cordyceps Militaris production
Which crops can cultivate as inter crop with Chandan (Sandalwood)
- Mass Selection : Among moringa species, M oleifera and M. Stenopetala are the most commonly grown. Among these two M. oleifera is more widely cultivated. It is however recommend that growers use locally adapted lines. Characteristics of superior types include wide and dark green leaves, long and tender pods, bushy habit, rapid regeneration after trimming. A promising new variety, PKM1 which was derived from M. oleifera is growing in significance for its heavy biomass and tender leaves.
- Hybridization : Annual Moringa PKM2 is a hybrid derivative from the cross between MP31 and MP28. PKM2 exhibits 48% increase in yield over PKM1
- Others: ODC3, Rohit etc.
Along with cultivation of Chandan (Sandalwood), you can do inter-cultivation such as cotton, groundnut, ginger, turmeric, okra, basil(Tulsi) , soyabean, garlic, drumstick, and vegetables also etc.Apart from this, you can do sandalwood farming as well as gardening such as pomegranate, lemon, moringa, mosami, dragon fruit, mango, amla, papaya etc.
Cultivated varieties that take more water cannot be planted with Sandalwood like
- Sugarcane farming
- Paddy farming
- Banana farming