How to get a hemp growing license India | Hemp license application Uttarakhand

Documents required for a hemp license is given in detail. Apply for a hemp farming license in the DM office. THC content less than 0.3%. Seeds and fibre use in cannabis cultivation. Industrial hemp opportunity.

Is hemp legal in Uttarakhand?

Yes hemp is legal in Uttarakhand. July 2018 is the date when Uttarakhand government has declared the first license of hemp farming. Uttarakhand is the first state followed by Uttar Pradesh to legalize hemp farming.

Which state is the largest producer of hemp in India?

As per current legal status Uttarakhand state is the largest producer of hemp in India.

Where is hemp grown in Uttarakhand?

However, hemp can be grown anywhere in Uttarakhand due to the suitable environmental condition. Moreover, you need license to cultivate hemp. IIHA has done hemp cultivation in bilkhate which is situated in Pauri Garhwal region near by Satpuli.

Today, we will help you to find the correct way of applying license for starting the hemp cultivation in Uttarakhand. We will also look at this weed farming profit in 1 acre land including minimum investment requirement. People often ask is growing hemp legal in India? We would say hemp farming is not legal in entire India instead it is legal in some states and before starting its farming you need to check the farming permission at your state. This post is mostly focused on hemp farming license and we will guide you how to get a hemp growing license India.

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For detail comprehensive information about hemp, cannabis or bhang you can visit my another post where you can identify how hemp can convert barren land into productive land. 

Documents required for hemp license 



  1. First of all you must have your own land in Uttarakhand. 
  2. You have to attach land ownership proof like khasra sankhya, while submitting the application form. 
  3. Good character certificate is necessary document.
  4. You have to submit your application to the District Magistrate of the district.
  5. You must explain (application) where you want to start the hemp cultivation. Land description and geographical coordinates of the land.
  6. If any contract signed with a commercial unit then you have to submit the proof.
  7. Proof of the facility for the storage purpose.
  8. Assurance certificate needed that you don't have any other license for the same. 
  9. DM will take final decision to approve your license or disapproves the application. 
  10. You can sell your hemp only to the buyers authorized by Uttarakhand government. 
  11. To view the format of application click.

Eligibility for application

  • No bailable or criminal case pending in the court.  
  • You must have your own land. 
  • Villagers get's priority. 
  • Commercial and medicinal institutes if own's land on can apply. 

Hemp farms in Uttarakhand

Hemp farming in Uttarakhand can be done in most places because this super weed can grow anywhere in Uttarakhand, here is a short list of district where it thrives best. 

  • Chamoli - Best place to grow hemp. 800 m to 8k m above the sea level.
  • Nainital - Suitable for bhang farming.
  • Pauri Garhwal - Temperature range zero to 45 degree. IIHA has already used bilkhate (satpuli) for hemp cultivation and also provided employment to the villagers while hemp cultivation. 
  • Almora - Climate type alpine (BSH). Nice climatic condition.
  • Tehri Garhwal - Temperature 0 to 40 degree C. 
  • Pithoragarh - Temperature 0 to 45 degree. Good atmosphere and connectivity to the market.
  • Bageshwar - Temperature similar to Almora.
  • Champawat - Climate bit humid but suitable for hemp farming.
  • Uttarkashi - Temperature 2 to 41 degree C. Awesome climate condition. 
  • Gairsain - Uttarakhand's latest capital for winter's. Suitable climate for the cultivar. 
  • Badrinath - Avoid due to snow fall and extreme cold in winters.
  • Joshimath - Suitable in summers.

Hemp Cultivation in Uttarakhand benefits 

Hemp cultivation can surprisingly participate in a green revolution if promoted well by the government. This is the right time to join cannabis cultivation. 

It is not legal in much states in India apart from Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, HP joined and Maharashtra with some other states are still in que. 

So all dependency of hemp production is majorly on Uttarakhand. If you belongs to Uttarakhand and owns a land at village then don't miss the golden opportunity. Moreover it only takes 3-4 months to grow 12 feet tall.

1st rule of becoming successful businessman or entrepreneur is always invest in the field where competition is low and demand is high. So this is more than a golden chance to the people who live in Uttarakhand. Just apply the application procedure that I have given above and start hemp cultivation. 

If you face any problem or needs any other information just drop a comment in below comment box. I will definitely respond to it. 

Hemp has a vital demand over international market and India is way behind to fulfil that because of limited production and dependency on just 2-3 states.  

hemp farming cost

IIHA - You can contact the organization for initial support and set up. You can also apply for the training of hemp cultivation through the IIHA.

Full form of IIHA is the Indian Industrial Hemp Association. They also provides volunteer opportunity. 


At the beginning you need at least 25-30 k in 1-1.2 acre for hemp cultivation which includes seeds, irrigation, fertilizer(organic) but no pesticides are required for hemp cultivation this is one of the reason why hemp is called a super plant another reason, it produces unbreakable fibre that are use to make ropes, bags etc.

Hemp farming profit per acre

You have to sell hemp according to the government policy. Even after that you can earn at least 2 lakh to 2.5 lakhs in 4-6 months from 1 acre land. If you extend it to 5 or 6 acre then you can make more profit accordingly.

More earnings from hemp cultivation - Hemp is used to make more than 25k products. It is good source of fibre and fibre is often used to make clothes. Demand of hemp shirt is very high in online market. You can register your online store in platforms like shopify, amazon, shop clues, flipkart etc and sell your products online. Price of organic hemp shirt is Rs 1500-6000.

Hemp oil is very expensive and contains huge demand in local plus global market price range of hemp oil varies between Rs 800 to Rs1600 per/litre. Produce oil and make good profit.

It is also used in various forms like CBD oil, lip balm, logo, fabric, ropes, bags, gadgets, t-shirts and hemp toilet paper, tissue papers etc.

hemp oil

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Legal status of hemp in India

The industrial crop - Cannabis sativa contains less THC less than 0.3% while the recreational crop is known as Cannabis indica which contains the THC more than 0.3%

Full form of THC - Tetrahydrocannabinol (creates euphoria effect when it is consumed)

Since 1985 NDPS act it is illegal to cultivate, sell, use. 

But before 1985, hemp cultivation was legal in India it was earlier used in festivals and consumption of hemp was not prohibited. 


India was the largest manufacturing hub for the Britishers during the period of 1st world war. Indians were used as labours in textile industries where hemp were used to form various fibres such as clothes, ropes, cotton, flex etc.  

Cannabis hemp and its industrial application is not new to Indians. It is used to produce one of the strongest type of papers. In July 2018 Uttarakhand government has issued the first license to cultivate hemp i.e cannabis sativa to the IIHA. The license is issued on pilot basis for 5 year period. 


Now in India cannabis sativa is legally available in the form of medicine in Ayush Mantralay which denotes that the it is allowed to be sold as ayurvedic medicine but not as allopathy or generic medicine.


For valuable information on pharma logical uses of hemp click on the links given below.

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26 thoughts on “How to get a hemp growing license India | Hemp license application Uttarakhand”

  1. Hi The information provided is very excilent and help full.
    Just wanted to know about the farming license for pvt ltd companies.
    Can the pvt ltd companies take the land in Uttarakhand on lease qnd can get the grow license and who are the government listed buyers ?

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  2. HI,

    IF WE DO NOT HAVE OWN LAND THEN LAND CAN BE TAKEN ON LEASE THEN APPLY FOR HEMP CULTIVATION LICENSE IN UTTRAKHAND?

    LALIT

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  3. I have ancestor property in Uttarakhand but currently not leaving there. Is it possible to get license and start Hemp Cultivation and Fiber extraction process. Does it require any additional business license to process hemp into several products like Fiber, Seeds, Hemp Oil, Hempcreate, etc.

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  4. Can you tell me how to get licence in haryana for hemp cultivation for industrial and medicinal purpose in Ltd. Company

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  5. Hey i was thinking of hemp farming can i get the project report or some foundation report about it. I have my own land in uttrakhand

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  6. I own land in uttarakhand i want to do cultivation and processing both. Pls send me project report for the same

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  7. Hi
    We want to import Industrial hemp seed and cultivate in uttarakhand ,
    Please Suggest what is the Procedure ?

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  8. I was thinking about starting a business of cosmetics and fibers from hemp. But I am not a resident of UK and also don’t own the land there. So what will be the procedure to acquire land or from other party for industrial purpose?

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  9. Please let me know the link for applying online for industrial hemp cultivation in a village in Dist.Haridwar, Uttrakhand.

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  10. I have land in Uttarakhand, close to Kotdwar. Please advise how you can help me with the Industrial Hemp project.

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