Uttarakhand, 5 May 2024: To increase the income of women associated with self-help groups, they are being linked to farming under NRLM. Now the women of the group will cultivate mentha in the district. For this, CDO has sought proposals from all BDOs from their respective areas.

Mentha cultivation is considered expensive. This crop requires a lot of water. Its crop can be harvested in the summer months. After drying the crop in the sun, oil is extracted from it by processing. By cultivating mentha on about one bigha of land, production of 50 to 60 liters of oil can be achieved. It is used in many types of beauty, medicine and other purposes. Its oil is sold in the open market for Rs 1000 to Rs 1100 per litre. This crop is ready in about 120 days. The biggest advantage is that even helpless animals do not harm this crop. Dialogue

Dragon fruit will be sown in three blocks
Rudrapur. Like mentha cultivation, women have been given emphasis on dragon fruit cultivation. For this, one hectare land each is being marked in Bajpur, Gadarpur and Rudrapur development blocks. Where the women of the group will be seen cultivating dragon fruit.

The group itself is making efforts to provide maximum self-employment opportunities to women. Proposals have been sought from all BDOs for mentha cultivation.

  • Sangeeta Arya, APD NRLM.

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