Tulsi cultivation, malaria herb, which earns Rs 40,000 per bigha


Gandhinagar, 28 December 2020

If you have a market in Gujarat, then Ashwagandha, White Musli, Isabgol, Aloe vera, Turmeric are the highest-income crop. All of them earn good income in the cultivation of Tulsi.

Tulsi crop can be taken in 3 months and can earn 3 lakh rupees. Medicinal plant cultivation and business earn less time and less cost.

Farmer – 1

Bhupendra Kantibhai Parmar is earning Rs 1.20 lakh per acre from the cultivation of Tulsi in Bochasan village of Anand. There are many such farmers in Gujarat.


In Rajkot, Hasmukh Hirpara of Dhoraji cultivates and makes his things. Help farmers for medicinal or aromatic crops.

Investment and earning

Tulsi cultivation does not require much land or additional money. It can be cultivated by contracting with pharmaceutical companies. Most medicinal plants mature in 3 to 6 months. An investment of 15 to 20 thousand rupees per hectare (10 bighas) can earn 3 to 4 lakh rupees in 3 months. 30 to 40 thousand is earned per bigha.

New variety

Varieties are Ram Kapoor Tulsi, Lemon Tulsi, Van Tulsi, Marwa Tulsi, Kali Tulsi, Shyamiti Tulsi. The Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants of Lucknow has discovered a new variety of Tulsi. The diseases do not affect him much. The RRLOP-14 variety of basil has given good results in North India, Madhya Pradesh, Western India. Irrigation has to be done less often. The best time for planting is the first week of July.


Tulsi crop can be started in April-May. 1 kg of seeds per hectare is required in the month of April or in the month of Tulsi. The basil plant is hardy, so more diseases do not affect it. Its price is 15 to 20 thousand rupees.

Planting, watering, weeding

Plants can be planted at a distance of 45 x 45 cm. Irrigation has to be done on 8 or 15 days. Watering should be stopped 10 days before harvest. The quantity of oil is good only if the basil is harvested at the right time. Planting flowers on the plant reduces the amount of oil. RRLOP 14 variety of basil crop is taken 3 times.

Basil can be harvested from a small height.

Urea 100 kg per hectare, 500 kg. 125 kg along with phosphate. Abandon the killing of potash.

Contract farming

Due to its medicinal properties, tulsi is in high demand in the market. For a long time, many pharmaceutical companies have been using its oil in various medicines. There is no reported cultivation or production of Tulsi crop in the state of Gujarat. Therefore, companies manufacturing Ayurvedic medicines are importing Tulsi from other states. Ayurvedic companies like Dabur, Vaidyanath, Patanjali etc. cultivate Tulsi on contract.


These plants are in high demand in making malaria medicines. The 12 medicines are basil only. Which is used in many medicines. Tulsi is found only in India and China. Used in blending mixtures to reduce production costs, cosmetics, aromatherapy, tobacco-gutkha, perfumes, perfumes, incense, medicine, cold drinks, foods, bakeries, detergent soaps, vitamins, preservatives.


Basil leaves, seeds and stem are used. Oil is extracted from the pan. 170 to 200 kg of oil is extracted per hectare. The price per kg is 700-800. Oil is often priced at Rs 1,500 per kg.

Dried basil leaves are being sold for Rs 70 to 125 per 1000 kg. About 120 to 150 kg of seeds are produced from one hectare crop. In Neemuch Mandi, Madhya Pradesh, the price of seed is around Rs 200 per kg. Around 2 to 2.25 lakhs are earned.

Tulsi crop in 10 bigha land earns Rs 3 lakh by spending Rs 15,000 in 3 months. But if the contract is done then the security is more. 10 quintal seeds produced 8 quintals in the 10 wigha region. 30 to 40 thousand per quintal.


Sukara’s disease is mainly. The leaf falls. There are dark spots on the leaves and on the ground. The entire plant dries up. Leaf-eating caterpillars do harm. The leaves wither and fall, reducing production. Heavy rain, less rain, less damage from Mawtha. Wildlife does not eat or come into the farm because of the smell. There is also no wetting. (Translated from Gujarati)