Sandalwood farming is 10 times more profitable than 15 years of investment

Gandhinagar, 14 July 2020

The number of farmers is increasing to cultivating sandalwood in Gujarat. Sandalwood cultivation is increasing among those who do not have to cultivate every year and do not have fertile or less fertile land. After 15 years, the yield is miles. Till then farmers will have to invest. But if sandalwood is grown around a shed, machine, or well, it gives good returns. Sandalwood farming is not as profitable as it appears. Therefore farmers should get into it with caution.

Sandalwood is red, white, and yellow in color, farmers of Gujarat have done farming.

Alkesh Patel
There is good demand for white sandalwood in Gujarat. 30% of the sandalwood is produced. In Kantasayan village of Hansot in Bharuch district, 10 years ago, Alkesh Patel brought 1000 saplings from the forest department and cultivated two acres. The tree was valued at Rs 30 crore, as it grew to a height of 20 feet. The royalty will have to be given to the government. The fragrance of the sandalwood tree comes in 15 years. It is ready in 18-20 years.

A person named Ajay Patel cultivates sandalwood at Anmol Farm in Ahmedabad. Narendrabhai Patel of Marthana village in Kamrej taluka of Surat cultivates sandalwood. One can be talked to Manibhai Patel 9558750686, winner of the Van Pandit Forest Award for the cultivation of sandalwood.

Vinodbhai Patel, a farmer from Nilapur village in Dantiwada, Banaskantha, cultivated 500 sandalwoods for the first time in 2014 on two acres of land. 100 trees were burnt.


5,000 farmers who cultivate sandalwood in Gujarat have formed a consortium. Can sell sandalwood to Karnataka government. In India, sandalwood is mainly grown in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. Mysore has the highest cultivation.

Three and a half thousand rupees can be obtained from one kg of wood. In rich countries it is sold at two to five times the price. About 15 to 20 kg of sandalwood is obtained from the same tree after 18 years. A compensation of Rs 50,000 per tree can be easily obtained. Rupees. You will have to invest 80 to 95 thousand in 15 years. Which is 10 times the return. A tree gives 6 to 10 kg of wood.

Fragrance price

Due to the fragrance of sandalwood and its medicinal properties, the demand for sandalwood is global. This removes oil. The world is going to get richer in the coming times, so the demand for sandalwood is going to increase. Industries use white sandalwood extracts as flavorings. Sandalwood oil is used as an aroma in soaps, cosmetics and perfumes.

The humid climate is favorable. The temperature should be 12 and 35 ° C. The soil and climate of Gujarat are excellent for white sandalwood cultivation. Tissues can be made in the form of seeds and plants. 30–35 cm of 7–8 months in nursery beds. There should be plants.

The tree can grow in dry, red sandy, rocky soil. Grows better with a pH range of 6.5 to 7.5.


About 400 ropes can be planted in an acre of land. A plant costs around 40 to 50 rupees. is. The estimated cost of planting sandalwood in an acre is Rs. 20 thousand come. Fertilizer will also cost around Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000. Generally, seeds collected from 15 to 20 year old plants in August to March are best for its growth and yield. These stored plants should be dried before sowing in nursery beds. Typically, 30 to 35 cm. 7 to 8 months height. Sandalwood can be planted around houses, temples, schools, gardens, cow-buffalo stables etc. Insurance can also be taken for sandalwood trees. A guard will be appointed to protect the sandalwood. Seed planting is to be done including sandalwood, lemon, tuvar, shuru.

After sowing, water should be given once in 2-3 weeks of monsoon. Irrigation using native fertilizers saves water. A sprout needs 8 to 10 liters of water per week.

sorting out
The soft wood is removed when sandalwood is cut. The hardened wood is cut into a mill and grinded and soaked in water for 2 days and distilled. Lunar oil is again taken up by distillation and filtration. A kilogram of sandalwood extracts 100 grams of oil. Which contains 90 percent of the element called Santol. B peels contain 50 to 60 percent red oil. The root oil is yellow, thick, odorless, bitter.

What does the law say
Sandalwood cultivation was illegal, not now. The cultivation requires the permission of the chief. To be registered in the Office of the Forest Department and in the document of 7/12 in the Panchayat. Harvest Approval Forest Department Resolution Swag-1196-M-11C. Date 17-9-2003. No one should cultivate the dangers. Subsidies can be obtained under the guidance of the Forest Department.

In 2003, the central government approved the cultivation of saffron sandalwood. Spraying the oil in the mouth does not cause dryness. Benefits from oil massage in cough and flatulence, bladder diseases, fever. Applying with rose water and camphor relieves headache. Also useful in many medicines. Growing loose hair, high blood pressure, high blood pressure, muscle pain is eliminated. Enhances memory and mind power. Stimulates head cells.