Business Plan: A large part of the country’s population earns its livelihood through agriculture. There is a common perception that there is no profit in farming. However, that is not the case at all. If you want to earn big money by farming with less effort, you can grow bamboo. This business idea can be a profitable deal. Subsidy is also available from the government for its cultivation. The Shivraj government of Madhya Pradesh is offering up to 50 percent subsidy for bamboo cultivation. It is also called green gold.
There are very few people who cultivate bamboo in the country. The demand for bamboo is increasing day by day. Experts believe that bamboo cultivation is very safe as compared to other crops. Besides, good income can be made from it. Its biggest feature is that it does not spoil in any season. A bamboo crop once planted is profitable for many years. Bamboo cultivation is less expensive and less labor intensive. Can also be planted in barren land.
How to grow bamboo?
Bamboo seedlings can be purchased from any nursery and planted. No land preparation is required for its cultivation. Make sure that the soil is not too sandy. Bamboo can be planted by digging a hole 2 feet deep and 2 feet wide. After this cow dung fertilizer can be added. Water the plant immediately after planting and continue to water daily for a month. Water once a week after 6 months. 625 bamboo seedlings can be planted in one hectare of land.
Bamboo seedlings start growing in just three months. From time to time bamboo trees need to be cut and pruned. Bamboo crop is produced in 3-4 years. Let us tell you that the Government of India launched the National Bamboo Mission in 2006-2007 to promote bamboo cultivation in the country.
Use of bamboo
Government also provides subsidy for this crop. Apart from making paper, bamboo is also used to make organic fabrics. Besides this, bamboo is also used in many decorative items.
Income from bamboo
Bamboo crops continued for 40 years. After 2 to 3 years of hard work, bumper income can be earned from bamboo cultivation for many years. 40 lakh rupees can be earned in 4 years by cultivating bamboo. Even after harvest they grow again. Many types of things can be made using bamboo wood. This will multiply your profit. Along with bamboo cultivation, crops like sesame, urad, mung-chickpea, wheat, barley or mustard can also be cultivated. It will increase the income.