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Sandal Wood Plantation As A Horticulture Crop
Apart from this, these woods are recognized by the National Medicinal Plant Board, and Govt. of India as a medicinal and aromatic plant. Moreover, there are varied types of species too and the best variety known until now is (Santalum Album line). It attains a height of 12 to 15 meters and girth of 100 to 200 cms. It is a semi-root parasite plant found in association with other plant.
Information & Details For Sandalwood Plantation
Organic Farming Of Sandalwood :
Costing and Profit :
Sandalwood is a semi root parasite sapling which depends on a host plant. So, we provide toor dal plant for its support in the initial stage. In a one acre land, total plants will be around 435. the distance between plant to plant is 10 ft (10 ' * 10' ). The pits size 45cms x 45cm x 45cm. Water should not stay stagnant in the pit and in summertime, we should water twice a week (2 Iiters for each sapling) and adding a bio-fertilizer, removal of weeds is essential. After 3 to 4 years of cultivation, it starts flowering, by that time the formation of heart wood take place. After 12 years, each plant yields 10 to 25 kg of heart wood depending on the growth of the tree. If we cultivate and grow it with proper care, by 12 years the girth may be around 60 cm. The oil content in the root is 4% to 6% each year and the growth will be 5cm.
The Costing Per Acre
Sandalwood heart wood expected yield at the age of fifteen years after taking 30% as moralities, thefts etc.
No of sandalwood trees eligible for extraction - 305
Quantity of heart wood expected per tree -15 kgs (305 x 15) = 4575 kgs
Average cost of sandalwood heart wood (Rs. 6000/ Kg) = Rs. 2,74,50,000
Total Expenditure incurred per acre - Rs. 5,37,450 Land & other infrastructures per acre - Rs. 18,15,000 (NET PROFIT WOULD BE MORE THAN Rs. 2,50,00,000 / Acre (Approx.)
For Sandalwood / Mandan Plantation
The Sandalwood Chandan saplings (which is raised under modern methods of nursery techniques from Inter — pollinated seeds)
Sandalwood Seeds, Chandan seeds
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