Question How Profitable is Moringa (Drumsticks) Cultivation .

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garao56

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Dear sri Rehman K, the approximate cost of cultivation ofdrumsticks will be as follows (as per the request of Mr Dhanraj) :

Cost of Cultivation for Drumstick Crop per Acre
SnoOperationsQuantityunitsHire/Price Rate (Rs.)Amount (Rs)
1Repairs to bunds (Labour charges Rs.300/- per person)43001200
2Cost of FYM & Transportaion Two cart loads25001000
3Cost of Seeds 250 grams (PKM Annual Moringa variety)25082000
4Ploughing 2 times Rs.500/-/one time & levelling25001000
5Fertilisers -complex DAP 100 Kgs (2 bags)410004000
6Transportation of Fertilisers & pocket applicationTractor & labour500
7Sowing of seeds5 women labour52001000
8Weeding4 Labour82001600
9Pesticides/Fungicidessprayings43001200
10Labour for spryaing of Pestices43001200
11Harvesting6 Labourers103003000
12Water charges1 labourer63001800
13Electricity charges500500
Total cost per acre20000
Total Cost per 5 acres620000120000
Income
1​
850 Plants with 100 drumstics /acre85000 /ac
85000​
1.00​
85000
Total Income for 6 acres6
510000​
1​
510000
Profit for 6 acres
390000​

In the market vegetable retailers are selling each drumstic at Rs.5/- commonly and at scarce time ( summer) Rs.10/- also. Hence drumstick cultivation is profitable even leaf powder is marketed even 50 grams in the market is sold at Rs,100/-

Please contact us for further details and for project reports.

G. Anandarao B.Sc(Ag)
 
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