Safed Musli (Chlorophytum borivilianum) is a tuber crop belonging to the family Liliaceae. It is partly a herb with sub-erect lanceolate leaves. Safed Musli is found growing in thick forests in its natural form.The roots of safed musli is reported to contain 2-15% saponin, which has the medicinal property of enhancing vitality and immunity to human beings. It also helps in correcting gynaecological disorders. Safed Musli is naturally grown in the hilly areas of Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. It is reported that the annual demand for dried safed Musli roots is 500t in India. The natural source is getting fast depleted necessitating field cultivation of this medicinally important crop.
VARIETY : Chlorophytum Borivilianum
Safed Musli is a rare herb from India. It is used in traditional systems of medicine including Ayurveda, Unani, and homeopathy. It is traditionally used for arthritis, cancer, diabetes, boosting vitality, improving sexual performance. There are many other therapeutic uses of safed musli where dried tubers are used as a curative for pre-natal and post-natal illness, arthritis, restorative and a health tonic etc.
Safed Musli can be grown in hot and subtropical climate. Normally the agroclimatic conditions suitable for potato, onion and garlic are also suitable for safed musli crop. Well drained soils with rich mineral content is ideal for this crop. Hard and acidic soils are to be avoided.
The flower cluster are dense on the upper part of the scape ; bracts are linear,papery and purplish,1.0,10.5cm long ; pedicle whities & 6-10 mm long. It bears green green to yellow coloured fruit which is almost equal in length & breath.
Globe demand for musli is necessiating the cultivation. As illusstraled,safed Musli is a precious medicinal plant with expanding demand in domestic & internotionl market. forset was the only source, which is fast depleting since over expeloictation Hence its cultivation is must.
Three to four months after planting, the leaves start yellowing. Subsequently they become dry and fall off and get detached from the tuber/ disc. The moisture level in the soil should be maintained for another two to three months. After this, the skin of tubers mature and it turns dark brown. At this stage the tubers and fingers are dug out.
|Distance (in acre)||Kand in acre||Cost of Kand||Total||Fertilizer||Cost of cultivation|
|6*18 inch||300 kg||500 rs. kg||300*500 = 1,50,000 /-||30,000 /-||1,80,000 /-|
|Total Expenses: 1,80,000 /-|
INCOME & YIELD
|Income of month||Total wet roots||Company buy-back of wet roots||Total||Total Dry roots||Company buy-back of dry roots||Total|
|In 8th month||300 kg||150 rs. kg||300*150 = 45,000/-||300 kg||1200 rs. kg||300*1200 = 3,60,000/-|
|Total income: 45,000 + 3,60,000 = 4,05,000 /-|
- Safed Musli growing first harvesting practical training.
- This includes Supervision, consultancy, guidance, Transportation cost first year.
- Plantation cost is to be borne only once.
- Buy back Agreement of Safed Musli dry roots and wet roots.
- Production in 8th month and only one time production. (8th month plant life)
- Sowing time for Safed Musli “June-July".
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF COMPANY
- For 1 Acre plantation cost of Kand is Rs. 1,50,000/-, out of which 50% i.e. Rs75,000/- has to be paid before the cultivation and the remaining half after the Planting is done.
- The Buy Back Agreement Stamp paper of Rs.100/- has to be stamped by District Court of your area.
- For 10 Acre or more yield the buy Back Agreement Stamp Paper will be of Rs.500/-.