India: Marigold farming yields good returns to farmers in Mahbubnagar

This festival season, the cultivation of marigold crops has given good profits to the farmers of Devarkadra Mandal.

With the coming festivals of Dusserah and Deepavali, the demand for flowers, particularly marigolds, increases. Taking advantage of this demand, the farmers of Goplapur, Gurrakonda, and other villages in Devarkadra and Makthal constituencies are increasingly going for the cultivation of marigold flower crops and reaping good returns.

According to local farmers of Goplapur village, the investment for growing marigold crops is small, and the farmers need not have put much effort and hardships into growing this crop as compared to other crops. A farmer, Devender of Goplapur village, said that last year they had a very good season and earned around Rs 60,000 to Rs 70,000 per acre with an investment of just Rs 25-30,000 per acre.

However, this year they had a little less yield due to incessant rains. Even though the returns this year are a little low, but they earned comfortable earnings and have not faced any losses in flower crop cultivation.

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