Which tree farming is profitable in india

Do you know which tree farming is profitable in India that needs less care and less water? Of course, Sandalwood and Agarwood are the costliest trees in India but they need good care. Whereas the mahogany tree needs less money and gives good income returns after 8 to 10 and 12 years.

Farmers doing successful mahogany cultivation are earning good money. My experience with one of the richest trees in the world which might make you a billionaire if farming is practised correctly is shared below.

Which tree farming is profitable in India

Agarwood, sandalwood, mahogany, coconut, moringa, teak, rosewood, palm trees etc are some profitable trees to grow in India. Mahogany is the easiest-growing tree among them due to its climate-adaptive nature, less care, less fertilizer and less water demand.

Growing mahogany trees in India is not costly and anyone can grow this timber tree, no permission is required from the government. It is an expensive tree that sells at Rs 15000 to Rs 20,000 after 10 years.

Mahogany is a costly tree that needs less water and care 

The good thing about this tree is it can easily survive in any temperature and we can say it is a temperature-tolerant tree. No matter whether you live in high-altitude hill areas or you live in hot humid temperatures. This tree has a great international market and one can easily sell it.

According to history, the Philippines is a country doing mahogany tree cultivation for several years. People are growing this timber tree globally in countries: the Philippines, Canada, New Zealand, Central America, South America, Africa and some regions of the USA.

In India, people are already doing the cultivation of the same in the southern and western regions.

Mahogany Farming Project Report 

This project report is for 10 years

1st year cost
1 African mahogany plant cost = 0.61 USD (Rs 50)
500 sapling cost = Rs 50 x 500 = 303.49 USD (Rs 25,000)
Drip irrigation installation cost = 667.74 USD (Rs 55000)
Irrigation cost =182.11 USD (Rs 15,000)
Fertilizer and manure cost = 182.11 USD (Rs 15,000)
Land preparation cost = 121.41 USD (Rs 10,000)
Labour charges = 182.11 USD Rs 15,000
Plant protection charges = 72.84 USD (Rs 6000)
Miscellaneous cost = 121.41 USD (Rs 10,000)
Total cost = 1832.51 USD (Rs 151000)

Reduce 1-time investment = Drip irrigation installation cost and sapling cost. 
Reduced amount = 970.87 USD (Rs 80,000)

After reducing 970.87 (Rs 80k) from the above-given 1-year cost
The cost remains at 861.64 USD 

Now first calculate the next 9 years’ cost 

Cost for 9 years = 861.64 USD x 9 years = 7754 USD (Rs 6,38,863) 

Now calculate the total 10 years cost 
Just include the reduced cost i.e one time investment cost.
1st year cost = 1832.51 USD (Rs 151,000) + 970.87 USD (Rs 80k) = 2803 USD
10 year cost = 1st year cost + 9 year cost 
Total cost = 2803 USD + 7754 USD = 10557 USD (Rs 8,70,050)

Now let’s calculate mahogany farming profit from 1 acre
After 10 years this tree can be purchased for 182 USD (Rs 15k).
If 500 plants are planted on 1 acre of land then after 10 years they can produce 500 trees x 182 USD (Rs15,000) = 91037.10 USD (Rs 75 lakh). 
If you will plant 1000 trees in 2 acre land then 1000 trees x 182 USD (Rs 15k) = 182044 USD (Rs1.5 crore). 

Reason to do mahogany farming in hills

My Daddy is retired from the army and he is my ideal. I am from Uttarakhand Garhwal region and my village is situated on high hills. I have done my schooling and college in different states of India due to the postings of my dad every 3 to 5 years. 

When I was studying in a school every summer vacation we went to our village for one month. As other people were doing we have also planted the same, wheat and paddy. This continued for years and still, people living in the village are doing the same.

We have a good number of land in the village and every piece of land is given to my uncle and aunty who live in the village and some other nearby villagers. While coming back from the village to the city I often think about our lands and crops. 

By nature, I am a researcher and started researching trees and various unique crops. My motive was clear: I want such valuable crops that can be grown anywhere without much care. During the journey from city to village and village to city, I noticed that in hilly areas only those crops grown by villagers are not demanding water.

I have never seen villagers giving water to their crops they are fully dependent on nature and the environment or we can say these crops can grow in less water. Now I was more clear on my research so I started searching such crops that need less water. 

In my search journey, I have collaborated with lots of gardeners and farmers and I started asking them to share their experiences on the most profitable crop which they are cultivating right now. Some told me about flowers some told me about dragon fruit some told me to plant crops in a greenhouse.

They all were right at their place but the problem was that I desperately needed a crop that could survive in hot and cold temperatures with less water and care. 

After some time, I don’t know how but my attention got diverted from crops to trees. However, trees are also crops but while saying crop we always think about seasonal crops like paddy, wheat, potato, tomato, flowers etc.

Now I started searching for trees and found some costly trees in India which can make anyone a billionaire with time. 

Fast growing commercial trees in India

After going through teak, Sangwan, eucalyptus, poplar, melia dubia and many more trees I found 3 valuable trees; Sandalwood tree, Agar tree and Mahogany. I approached all the successful people who are planting fast-growing commercial trees in India. Drumstick trees and poplar trees need comparatively less time to grow.

After that, I researched and wrote in depth about all these trees so that I could select one for myself and also share the knowledge with other farmers.

Finally, I selected the mahogany tree after lots of research and now my motive is to spread this knowledge to the farmers who are growing only sugarcane, paddy, wheat and other crops.

I have done interviews with farmers who are planting poplar, Melia dubia and other fast growing trees in India.

Why should we choose tree farming

Trees need time to grow therefore one should think about his or her children. You guys are investing in provident funds, fd, and mutual funds for 5 to 7 years or 10 years. Similarly, start investing in trees for 8 to 10 years as a gift for the next generation. The same thing is done by our grandfathers and grandmothers.

If they would have thought that we are 50 or 60 years old, why should we do this? Wake up and think about the next generation it will settle their lives and also give peace to your inner soul because ultimately you are contributing something to the environment. This is called two birds with one stone.

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