Stevia leaves have functional and sensory properties superior to those of many other high potency sweeteners. Stevia is likely to become a major source of high potency sweetener for the growing natural food market in the future. Although Stevia can be helpful to anyone, there are certain groups who are more likely to benefit from its remarkable sweetening potential. These include diabetics, those interested in decreasing caloric intake, and children.
ALOEVERA VARIETY : Aloebarbadensis miller.
Stevia rebaudiana is a small perennial growing up to 65-80 cm tall, with sessile, oppositely ar-ranged leaves. Different species of Stevia contain several potential sweetening compounds, with Stevia rebaudiana being the sweetest of all. Stevia is a semi-humid subtropical plant that can be grown easily like any other vegetable crop even in the kitchen garden. The soil should be in the pH range of 6.5- 7.5; well-drained red soil and sandy loam soil.
Stevia is been successfully cultivated in the recent years at many areas of Rajasthan, Maha-rashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Orissa. The increasing demands for natural sweeteners have driven the farmers in India for Stevia cultivation in large scale.
Diterpene Glycoside is the group of natural sweeteners that have been extracted from Stevia. The leaves of wild Stevia plants contain 0.3 % dulcoside, 0.6% rebaudioside C, 3.8rebaudiosideA and 9.1 % Steviosides.
USES OF STEVIA
Stevia is safe for diabetics, as it does, not affect blood sugar levels. Stevia does not have the neurological or renal side effects of some of the artificial sweeteners. Stevia possess anti-fungal and anti-bacterial property also in addition to its other versatile uses. It can be safely used in herbal medicines, tonics for diabetic patients and Also in the daily usage products like mouthwashes, and tooth pastes. Mild Stevia leaf tea offers excellent relief for an upset stomach Brief Investment:
100 kg of Stevia extract can be processed into 8-12 kg of final product (white sugar) which is 8-12%, the final product is called Steviosides"
|Distance (in acre)||Sapling (in land)||Cost (per plant)||Total||Fertilizer||Cost of cultivation|
|1*1 ft||30,000 plants||4/- Rs.||30,000*4 = 1,20,000/-||Fertilizers Land preparation Labor expenses etc.||1,20,000/-|
|Total Expenses: 1,20,000/-|
|Income of year||Total leaves(per year)||Company buy back(per kg)||Total|
|1ST YEAR||2500kg||150 Rs/kg||150X2500 = Rs 3,75,000/-|
|2nd YEAR||2500kg||150 Rs/kg||150X2500 = Rs 3,75,000/-|
|3rd YEAR||2500kg||150 Rs/kg||150X2500 = Rs 3,75,000/-|
|4th YEAR||2500kg||150 Rs/kg||150X2500 = Rs 3,75,000/-|
|5th YEAR||2500kg||150 Rs/kg||150X2500 = Rs 3,75,000/-|
|Total 5 years Income: 18,75,000/-|
Technical Support & Services:
We also provide technical support for farming. Our Service Department with technically quali-fied staff provide after sales service and farmers' advisory services to our customers to get bet-ter plant establishment and faster growth of Herbal and Horticultural plantations.
We have largest network of employees who deliver Plants to customers at their door steps. Free technical services to customers on planting method, management practices and plant pro-tection measures. Our teams of Agricultural Experts periodically visits and supervise the planta-tions and suggest necessary guidelines to get better growth and higher returns. The income & expenditure indicated by the company is an approximate figure, as it also depends on the na-ture and hard work of the farmer.
- This includes Supervision, consultancy, guidance, Transportation cost first year.
- First production start after 4th month and production will remain for next 5 year.
- Buy back agreement of Stevia.
- The income expenditure indicated by the company is an approximated figure, as it also depends on the nature and hard work of the farmer.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF COMPANY
- For 1 Acre plantation the cost of Plants is Rs. 1, 20,000/-, out of which 50% i.e. Rs. 60, 000/- has to be paid before the cultivation and the remaining half after the planting is done.
- The Buy Back Agreement Stamp paper of Rs.100/- has to be stamped by District Court of your area.
- For 10 Acre or more yield the buy Back Agreement Stamp Paper will be of Rs.500/-