New Delhi. In the midst of the Corona crisis, if your employment has come to a standstill and you have only one acre of agricultural land, then you can earn up to 6 lakh rupees from farming every year. For this, today we will tell you about the cultivation of such a medicinal plant, from which you can earn many times more profit than the cost. If you do not have agricultural land, then you can cultivate it by taking land on contract also. In fact, with the increase in the number of diabetes patients in the last few years, the demand for stevia has also increased rapidly. It is being used as a substitute for sugar. Let us know everything about Stevia cultivation.
How is the plant and where is it being cultivated
Stevia plant grows up to 60 to 70 cm. Apart from this, it is a plant that lasts for many years, in which there are many branches. The leaves of this tree look like common plants, but they are about 25 to 30 times sweeter than sugar. It is currently being cultivated in Bangalore, Pune, Indore and Raipur. Apart from this, stevia is cultivated in the world in Paraguay, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and America. Stevia helps in making insulin in the body of a diabetic patient.
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How much will the cost and income
In stevia cultivation, 40,000 plants are planted in one acre. On this you will spend about one lakh rupees. Apart from this, you can also cultivate it in a small space. In this farming, you can earn about five times more than your cost. Stevia cultivation earns more than the traditional farming of the country like sugarcane, wheat, paddy. The cost of one plant of this ranges from 120 to 140 rupees. In such a situation, you can earn up to Rs 6 lakh from stevia planted in one acre of agricultural land.
Stevia leaves are many times sweeter than sugar.
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What kind of weather and land is needed
Semi-humid and semi-warm climate is considered best for stevia cultivation. In India it can be cultivated at any time of the year. It cannot be cultivated in areas where the temperature goes below zero degrees. For its good yield, it should have loamy soil between 6ph to 7ph. Its irrigation has to be done every 10 days. It has 3 to 4 harvestings in a year. In each cutting 60 to 90 quintals of dry leaves are produced.
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