By cultivating black turmeric instead of yellow turmeric, farmers are earning more income at less cost.

Published on: 28-Aug-2023

For your knowledge, producing black turmeric requires less water. If you produce black turmeric in one acre then you can yield upto 50-60 quintals.Also, 10 to 12 quintals of dry turmeric will be produced from one acre. In such a situation, farming of black turmeric gives a good income.

People assume turmeric is simply yellow in hue. However, there is no such thing. Actually, turmeric is black in hue. The unique feature is that the price of black turmeric is greater than yellow turmeric. It is used to manufacture Ayurvedic medications. It includes more vitamins and minerals than yellow turmeric. This is why a farmer in Bihar has begun planting it. As a result, the farmer receives a substantial revenue.

Kamlesh is a black turmeric farmer.

According to the source, the farmer farming black turmeric is named Kamlesh Chaubey. He is from Musharwa village, which is in the Narkatiaganj area of East Champaran. He has recently started growing black turmeric on a hectare of land. He sowed 25 kg of black turmeric in one acre of soil, yielding around one and a half quintals. This generates a substantial income for them.

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How much can farmers make by selling turmeric?

The unique aspect is that Kamlesh brought its seeds from Nagaland to make black turmeric. Let us tell you that one kilogramme of seeds was sold for Rs 500. In such a condition, he had to spend Rs 12.5 thousand to purchase 25 kg of seeds. Currently, the market price of black turmeric ranges between Rs 500 and Rs 5000 per kilogramme. If Kamlesh sells black turmeric for Rs 1000 per kg, he will make Rs 1.5 lakh by selling 150 kg of turmeric.

How many elements are found in black turmeric?

According to agricultural expert Abhik Patra, black turmeric is extremely helpful to health. Many therapeutic treatments are made from it. It costs many times more than yellow turmeric. Currently, farmers in Uttarakhand are farming it on a vast basis. Anthocyanin is abundant in black turmeric. As a result, it appears dark purple. In addition, black turmeric contains anti-asthmatic, antioxidant, antifungal, anticonvulsant, analgesic, antibacterial, and anti-ulcer effects.