Gerbera cultivation area in India is increasing day by day due to its increasing market demand. To Gerbera, cultivation required Massive investment for construct polyhouse, raw materials, equipment hence, before starting Gerbera cultivation, we must understand Gerbera cultivation economics.
In this post, you find all in detail how much initial investment cost is required, working capital & net return from Gerbera cultivation. We collected all data from gerbera grower framer.
Gerbera flower comes in a wide range of colors; in gerbera flower, more than 100 different colours available. Gerbera flower is very attractive and will be fresh for a long time.
The freshness and long-lasting characteristics of this flower are made to use it in the form of parties, wedding functions, flower arrangements, and flowers bouquet in the form of ornamental flowers. Commercial value in this flower market is high in India.
For Gerbera, cultivation required massive investment, but central government & state government provide a subsidy for prompting hi-tech farming. Different state has different subsidy percentage. Bank offer loan to the total gerbera cultivation project cost
Generally, for 0.5 acres (2008 sq/meter), gerbera cultivation with polyhouse constriction cost will be approximate 22- 24 lace. The government gives subsidies 30% to 80% depends on which state you belong to.
Generally, in Gerbera, the farming time required for the breakeven point is 3- 4 years.
Gerbera plant is perennial plant means gerbera lives for more than two years, expert gerbera grower takes production more than seven consecutive years from same gerbera plantation.
If you want to learn more about the Gerbera cultivation process, read the Gerbera cultivation guide
Useful website for subsidy-related information
Gerbera Cultivation Economics:
|Area of Polyhouse||2008 square/meter|
|Polyhouse Construction||Polyhouse, as per NHB norms,|
GI pipe structure & imported
plastic @ Rs. 750 / per Sq. mtr.
|Irrigation System||Drip Irrigation system for plants|
Misting system, Fertigation,
the unit, Water Filtration unit
|Bed Preparation||Bed prepared|
with Red Soil, Rice Husk,
FYM, Sand, etc.
|Plants||Plant Density: 6 plants / sq. Mtr.|
Total Plants: 12,000 Nos.
Cost of one Plant: Rs. 35 / plant
|Water requirement||Approximate per year||50,000|
|Fertilizers||Water Soluble Fertilizers||60,000|
|Labour||3- 4 labours per day||250,000|
|Packing material, and|
|Returns Per Year|
|Yield / Plant / Year||45||540,000|
|Price per Flower in Rs.||2.75||2.75|
|Total Returns||Per Year||1,485,000|
|Cost of Cultivation||Per Year||858,800|
|Net Return||Per Year||626,200|
Disclaimer: (The above calculations are indicative only.)
From Gerbera cultivation economics, we can say that farmers can earn approximately six lakhs per year from 0.5 Acre land that is almost fifty thousand per month.
From Gerbera cultivation, a farmer earns a profitable income & improve their lifestyle.