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Sandalwood Farming


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Sandalwood farming is not just natural but also a self-sufficient farming module.

Read below to clarify all your doubts regarding farming and join 100s of existing workers who discovered their farming passion on this team.

Is it legal to grow / sell sandalwood? Does Govt Of India permit this?


For years, Sandalwood trees belong to the government but now the rule has been changed. As per the Section 108 of the Karnataka Forest (Amendment) Act 2001, sandalwood trees grown on particular land, not under the government is regarded as the property of the proprietor. Hence, anyone can grow sandalwood without any discernments in a allotted place. Moreover, the government has also granted permission to grow sandalwood through State Medicinal Plants Authority and Horticulture Department.

Kindly check the proofs provided below :

The Karnataka Forest Amendment Act of 2001 - Sandalwood

http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/news/sandal-the-lost-treasure-of-india/32497

http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/corporate-sector-enters-sandalwood-plantation/431370/

http://www.hindu.com/2008/08/08/stories/2008080856441100.htm

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-andhrapradesh/article2028212.ece

http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2010/05/24/sunday-celebrity-sandalwood-scientist-anantha-padmanabhan-works-royal-tree-restoration

Can Sandalwood production really gain crores of money?

Of course it can. Kindly find the following increase in price since 1990 till 2010. The prices mentioned below are at per metric ton (mt).
As per our project analysis, we would be able to earn a profit of upto 8 (mt) from each acre of cultivation.

1)  Indian Sandalwood has a huge demand worldwide and the supply is currently way under the demand.

2)  100 gms of branch wood (sandalwood) costs Rs. 1200 (source : Mysore sandal soap, Karnataka)

3)  5 ml of sandalwood oil costs Rs. 1500 (source : Mysore sandal soap, Karnataka)

 

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A sandalwood tree, if raised with care is approximated to have about 20 kg of fine hearth wood which has oil and fragrance, in 15 years.
As per the current rate and value,1 kg of hearth wood fetches Rs.7500 and one can plant these woods at about 250 trees per acre.
So with this estimation, one can have about 5 tonnes of sandalwood per acre at the end of 15 years.
The value of this is as high as Rs. 3.5 crore in today’s currency value,” informs Mr. G. K. Reddy.

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