Question Sandalwood Cultivation and its long term returns

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psjfarm

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Dear Sir,


I have a 4 acres agricultural land on the Doddaballapur-Gowribidanur Highway 50kms from Richmond Circle in B'lore. Where I plan to do a sandalwood cultivation. I would like to know the cost of cultivation, maintenance cost for 12-15 years and finally the reruns after 15yrs considering the present rate and expected increase, etc., A project report will give me the above but I would like to get a member opinion which will be more informative.
 

shanmuga06

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DEAR SIR,

RE: SANDALWOOD CULTIVATION


At the outset we would like to inform that we are a Group of Companies.

Now we intend to go into the field of sandalwood plantation which will be on approx., 10 to 100 acres.

We need the following details from you.

1. Cost of the Plantatio
One year old,with the height of one and half feet height n black stem with green leaves.Its very opt for plantation.The cost of the seedling will be ₹ 50/-per plant .Transportation will be extra.
2. Will you be doing the plantation or we have to do? If you do the plantation how much will be the extra cost?
We will provide the good quality in genuine breed of sandal seedlings with consultancy from plantation to harvest.The plantation of sandal will be done by you.
3. The area chosen for this plantation is near Panvel Highway after Chawk.
There is any specific area need.But you have observe some thing while procuring the land .The type of soil will be red.So the red soil very opt for sandal cultivation.The black soil,black cotton soil ,clay soil and paddy fields are not suitable sandal cultivation.Kindly ensure the water facility or provide water source since we have to provide water up to six years.
4. Temperature required all 12 months – for sandalwood plantation.
The sandalwood is forestry plants so it can survive in Indian climate 18 celcious to 39 celcious.
5. First Sandalwood plantation next to it what other tree can be planted?
The sandal wood plant does not in take nitrozen directly .It depends on other nitrozen fixing plants likes casuarina,Amla,tamarind,Melia Dubai and suitably available in your province.
6. How many trees can be planted on 1 acre land – Sandalwood.
We can accommodate nearly 500 seedlings in one acre land in the standard spacing dimension of 10'x10'.
7. Growth every year of sandalwood.
Normally the sandalwood is very slow growth.But the sandalwood will attain minimum one to one and half feet growth every year approximately.And the sandal wood trees comes small dimension tree.So the maximum height will be ten feet onwards.
sandal wood will attain the full growth on completion 15 years with minimum height of fifteen feet.
8. 2nd Plant growth every year.
The second plant growth will faster than sandal wood so that we can observe second plant and if the growth will be more than sandal wood we can simply prune the branches time to time and maintain the height of the second plant little bit lower than the sandal wood.
9. How many kilos of Sandalwood we get after 12 years.
The yield pattern of sandalwood will be minimum 15 to 20 kilos heart wood on completion 15 years not 12 years.The harvesting the sandal wood on completion 15 years not completion. If we grow further more five years the yield will be minimum 20 to 40 kilos subject to the climate ,soil condition ,water source and well care.
10. How many types of Sandalwood and which one is better.
The sandalwood is only one variety.But so many breeds will be there likes Root-I to 22.
Among 22 breeds the best one is ROOT-I .The breeds are grading by the area likes In Tamilnadu the Root -1 is available in Yercaud hills.In Satiyamangalam will be Root-2.
11. Any Government subsidy available.
In South India the "Mysore Sales international Limited,(Karnataka govt.undertaking) Bangalore is granting some subsidy to sandal wood tree growing for tie up n buy back farmers.If you want more details please approach concerned area forest authorities.
12. Any permission from Govt. required for plantation.
Yes .the permission for tree growing is compulsory one.This is not a permission but make necessary entries in the village revenue authority along with land taxation.The extract of the village revenue authority taxation of land ,details of sandalwood cultivation entries may be intimated to the concerned District Forest officer accompanying a covering intimation letter attaching the xerox copies of the land document.
13. Can we sell the Sandalwood plant in open market or have we to give to the Government?
The sandalwood is a national property.Previously it was banned for cultivation in private pasta lands.Due adequate shortage of sandal wood production in forests the Govt.of India has passed an ordinance in the parliament to cultivate in private pata lands.We are have the rights only for growing and doing the tight safety measures.We are not having any right to cut a single breach of the sandal wood tree .If you sell the sandal wood locally both seller n buyer will be imprisoned .The state govt./ central govt will look after the harvesting ,grading and marketing .The forest authority will harvest the sandalwood trees in front of the concerned farmers with correct weighment with suitable vouchers and weighment receipts.After disposal your sandal logs the forest authority will issue bank cheques for your sandal logs after deducting the royalty of 20% from entire amount.
14. Per Kilo price of sandalwood – today.
Today sandal heartwood rate will be ₹ 5000 to 6000 per kilo or you will get relevant information through forest dept. or by Internet search.
15. After 12 years expected price of sandalwood.
The yield will starts on completion of 15 years.Some times the sandal tree attain on completion of 13 years not uniformly.This will not serve your financial purpose.
16. In which part of Maharashtra area we can do plantation of sandalwood in 50 acres in future.
Red soil area ,foot hills slope area or boundaries of forest area are suitable

Thank you,
A Sivakumar,
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Ratan Glitter Industries Limited
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greenearthfarms

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Malbar Neem, Teak, Srigandham (Sandalwood), Red Sanders and Casuarina Junghuhniana (Sarvi, Savukku) saplings from Green Earth Farms (Agroforestry Consortium)

GREEN EARTH FARMS is started with the aim of promoting planting of trees and making Earth greener. Our motto is: "One Million by 2020, One Billion by 2050" (plants to be planted). We are part of Agroforestry Consortium (India).

Being a member of Agroforestry Consortium (India), we work to promote agroforestry and the green cover in our country. We obtain high quality seeds from very reliable government agencies and educational institutions and provide the best quality saplings at a very reasonable rate to accomplish our mission. We are in association with the scientist who did extensive research, published several scientific papers, and led the revolution in Agroforestry in India. The saplings are made under his guidance – from seeds, or through cloning technology.

We have Malbar Neem (Melia Dubia), Teak, Srigandham (Sandalwood), Errachandanam (Red Sanders), and Casuarina (fast- & tall-growing Thai variety) saplings.

We also take up the plantation work on profit-sharing basis.

Please call us at 9000 68 0888 or 9000 68 0000 for further assistance.

GREEN EARTH FARMS
greenearthfarms123@gmail.com
Chakravarthi: 9000680888/9000680000
 

greenearthfarms

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Malbar Neem, Teak, Srigandham (Sandalwood), Red Sanders and Casuarina Junghuhniana

Malbar Neem, Teak, Srigandham (Sandalwood), Red Sanders and Casuarina Junghuhniana (Sarvi, Savukku) saplings from Green Earth Farms (Agroforestry Consortium)

GREEN EARTH FARMS is started with the aim of promoting planting of trees and making Earth greener. Our motto is: "One Million by 2020, One Billion by 2050" (plants to be planted). We are part of Agroforestry Consortium (India).

Being a member of Agroforestry Consortium (India), we work to promote agroforestry and the green cover in our country. We obtain high quality seeds from very reliable government agencies and educational institutions and provide the best quality saplings at a very reasonable rate to accomplish our mission. We are in association with the scientist who did extensive research, published several scientific papers, and led the revolution in Agroforestry in India. The saplings are made under his guidance – from seeds, or through cloning technology.

We have Malbar Neem (Melia Dubia), Teak, Srigandham (Sandalwood), Errachandanam (Red Sanders), and Casuarina (fast- & tall-growing Thai variety) saplings.

We also take up the plantation work on profit-sharing basis.

Please call us at 9000 68 0888 or 9000 68 0000 for further assistance.

GREEN EARTH FARMS
greenearthfarms123@gmail.com
Chakravarthi: 9000680888/9000680000
 

kaleeswar

New Member
Dear Sir,


I have a 4 acres agricultural land on the Doddaballapur-Gowribidanur Highway 50kms from Richmond Circle in B'lore. Where I plan to do a sandalwood cultivation. I would like to know the cost of cultivation, maintenance cost for 12-15 years and finally the reruns after 15yrs considering the present rate and expected increase, etc., A project report will give me the above but I would like to get a member opinion which will be more informative.
Sir, I you have the answer for your question. Plz send details .
 
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garao56

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M/s PSJ farm

Dear sir, Please inform as to whether your land has irrigation facilities or not. Please note that the sandal wood plant is a parasite which depends on 100 types of other plants in wild conditions. If you are able to grow the sandal wood with drip system you will be able to get 20-25 kgs heart at the end of 15-20 years other wise under wild conditions it will take 40 years.

Our suggestion is please take up Taiwan Gua in 4 acres and then take up sandal wood as inter crop. Up to 15 years you will be getting 6 -8 lakhs on the farm and at the end of the 15th year you will get a lumpsum in lakhs from the sandal wood

Please contact us for further details and for project report for availing Bank loan

G.Ananda Rao B.Sc(Ag)
 
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