Profit From Kurtula Cultivation: Kurtula i.e. the vegetable growing on Kakoda mountains is in huge demand in many states. Its price in the market at present is Rs 15 thousand per quintal. Anand Boinwad, a farmer from Halda village of Bhokar tehsil of Maharashtra, is earning good profits from its cultivation. Kurtula is a wild vegetable. It looks like a stone. It is also beneficial in many types of diseases.
Profit up to Rs 9 lakh from Kurtula cultivation in 3 acres
Anand Boinwad, resident of Bhokar tehsil of Maharashtra, has cultivated it in 3 acres. He tells that its crop is planted in the month of July. This is a crop of only three months. There are more Kurtulas in Telangana and Hyderabad than in Maharashtra. People buy this vegetable at the rate of Rs 150 to 200 per kg.
Kurtula is being sold at Rs 200 to Rs 300 per kg in Nanded market. The yield of this vegetable in 3 acres is 60 to 70 quintals. It is sold for Rs 15 thousand per quintal. In such a situation, they get a profit of Rs 9 lakh from three acres.
Once planted, its crop grows again on its own.
Use of organic fertilizer is very important for the cultivation of Kurtula. Apart from this, no money has to be spent for replanting its crop. The good thing about this fruit is that once it is cultivated, it starts growing on its own in the field. It does not have to be sown again and again.
also beneficial for health
Kakoda vegetable has 50 times more strength and protein than meat. The phytochemicals present in it are also beneficial for health. Antioxidants are also available in abundance in it. Kakoda usually comes in the market during monsoon season.
It is mainly cultivated in the hilly areas of India. Its consumption does not cause problems like headache, hair fall, ear pain, cough and stomach infection. Eating it is also very beneficial in diabetes. This keeps the blood sugar level under control.