Mentha cultivation increases in UP

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mentha cultivation is on the rise in Uttar Pradesh (UP), with every successive year witnessing an increase in acreage of the cash crop.

Rising demand in the export market and remunerative prices have boosted mentha farming in UP, which accounts for over 90 per cent of the country’s total production. Mentha is cultivated during the intermediate period between rabi and kharif seasons. It is normally sown around March-April and gets ready for harvest in June-July.

According to the UP horticulture department, over 2,00,000 hectares of land was under mentha crop this year, as against 1,00,000 and 1,20,000 hectares in 2007 and 2008, respectively.

Read the whole story: Business Standard


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