Opium farmers in Jharkhand adopt lemongrass cultivation for business

Khunti (Jharkhand), 4 Oct (ANI): Farmers in Khunti,Jharkhand, once infamous for Opium farming, adopted Lemongrass cultivation for business. This time a target has been set to cultivate Lemongrass in 700 acres of land. A farmer said, “The cultivation of Lemongrass is very easy, it can be planted once and profit can be earned for 6-7 years. Lemongrass grows easily on mountains and rocky land, neither does it need fertilizer and much water. Seeing agriculture, people of other villages are also getting inspired.”According to a farmer, the participation of women in the cultivation of Lemongrass is also high and the profit made from farming helps them to educate their children and meet their daily necessities.

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