Drumstick Fruits

# Details
1 Drumstick is one of those rare plant species whose seeds, flowers, leaves, and stems are edible and extremely nutritious.
2 The various vitamins and minerals present in drumstick stem help in maintaining an optimum blood-glucose level.
3 Drumsticks are an excellent source of B vitamins like niacin, riboflavin and vitamin B12.
4 It grows best in a well drained loam to clay loam. Soil pH should be 6.2 to 7. It cannot withstand prolonged water logging.
5 It can survive in drought conditions with minimal water requirement, They can thrive in poor soils also.
6 Hot and humid climate is suitable for growth and dry climate for flowering. The temperature of 25 to 30 degree Celcius is suitable for flowering in drumstick.
7 It will produce an average 50-55 tonnes of pods per hectare or 220 pods per tree.
Projections Per Acre(in INR)

Plants per acre:8,712

1st year Expenses: 8,712 x 150 = 13,06,800/- First year Land establishment cost: 1,75,000. And Maintenance Cost: 50,000.

Yearly maintenance: 6,12,720 x 1 years = 6,12,720/-

Total cash out flow = 21,44,520/-

Income can start in 1st year but full yield will be in 10th year.

Estimated Revenue: 1,08,90,000/-

from 1st year to 10th year which is 507 times

Prices as per 2019-20 FY

Yield Statistics

  • 1 Year 60Times
  • 4 Years 11Times
  • 10 Years 203 Times
Cost Benefit Analysis

Cost for 8,712 seedlings = (8,712x Rs.150) = 1,30,680/-. Rupees

Trees will start fruit after a period of 1 year:

Age (Years) Yield (Kgs) REVENUE Income (INR)
1 3Kg 50Rs. 13,06,800/-
4 5Kgs 50Rs. 21,78,000/-
8 7Kgs 50Rs. 30,49,200/-
10 10Kgs 50Rs. 43,56,000/-
7 9000Kgs 380Rs. 34,20,000.

Areas of Plantation

  1. Commercial Orchards.
  2. Lands of light medium to deep black soil is most suited
  3. Open lands not under utilization.

Few Considerations

  1. Initial maintenance is required for 4 to 6 months.
  2. Labor would appreciate by at least 20% per year.
  3. The leaves can be used as a nutritive green.
  4. Drumstick farming is very profitable with minimum Investment and care.

Positive Confirmations

  1. It will preventing acne and other skin issues.
  2. Drumsticks are a boon for diabetics as they are known to reduce spiked blood sugar levels significantly.
  3. It is also helpful in lowering blood glucose.
  4. Leaves of drumstick, flowers in mortars and pestle, powder from dried seed are used in medicine preparation.