Vol. 9, Issue 4 (2020)
Extent of farmers’ participation in medicinal plants cultivation in Tamil Nadu
Chinnadurai M, Ganesh S and Chandran K
A farmer level survey was conducted during 2019 to study the extent of satisfactory level of medicinal plants cultivation (2013-14 & 2014-15) in Tamil Nadu. The survey was conducted with 16,843 sample farmers (100 per cent) covering 31 districts through questionnaire method. Details on status of approved species, cultivated area, loan receipt, storage subsidy, planting materials, technical support and grant utilization was collected. The results revealed that majority of the farmers partially converted their land holding and have raised the crop in 100 per cent approved area and subsidy through banks. Farmers produced their own planting materials and received technical support from horticulture department and the research organizations. The survey imprints that the project implemented through cluster approach have given the positive impact on medicinal plants cultivation in Tamil Nadu.
How to cite this article:
Chinnadurai M, Ganesh S, Chandran K. Extent of farmers’ participation in medicinal plants cultivation in Tamil Nadu. Pharma Innovation 2020;9(4):151-154.