NEDFi’s helping hand
Realising the potential of medicinal and aromatic plants in the region and visualizing the challenges ahead NEDFi the premier Financial and Development Institute of NE region has taken up initiative in the production of Patchouli oil on commercial basis.
Besides, ensuring the market of patchouli oil, it also provides full technical and financial support to the farmers/processors.
With the objective of providing technical support to the farmers, NEDFi has established the R&D center for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants located at Khetri, P.O. Khetri, Kamrup, Assam Ph: (0361) 2160330, 2160331.
Availability of Patchouli Oil, Lemongrass oil & Citronella oil
A. Around 30 ltrs. of Patchouli Oil [ Pogostemon cablin] is available with NEDFi having average alcohol content of above 30%. Price per Kg is Rs.3000/-.
B. Lemongrass oil 50 kg (Citral above 70%) @ Rs. 600/kg and
C. Citronella oil 30 kg @ Rs. 900/kg.
Interested person may contact the following address:-
Director, R&D Centre, NEDFi,Khetri -782 403, AssamM.9854028235
Patchouli Book (An ideal aromatic crop of commercial importance)
By Dr M Ahmed First edition: 2002 Published by NEDFi Price: Rs.150
Dr M Ahmed is a scientist whose pioneer work in the field of Patchouli is well-known. Dr Ahmed has joined the NEDFi team in implementing this project for production of Patchouli oil.
This manual will be of immense help to those associated with Patchouli cultivation as well as those who want to take it up on a commercial basis.
List of Publications
Patchouli ( An ideal aromatic crop of commercial importance ) by Dr. M. Ahmed (2002) p96
Patchouli- Souvenir in the occasion in the National Seminar on “Commercialization of Patchouli in NE region” held on 9-11 April/02 at Guwahati.p108
ABSTRACT OF PAPERS submitted for the National seminar on “Commercialization of Patchouli in NE region” held on 9-11 April /02 at Guwahati.p108
Commercialization of Patchouli Edited by M.Ahmed, P. Deka and P.Gogoi- A proceedings of the National Seminar on “ Commercialization of Patchouli in NE region” held on 9-11 April /02 at Guwahati .p108
Patchouli- An option besides the traditional crops-a booklet-p8
Cultivation of Geranium-a booklet-p24
Cultivation of Patchouli ( Package of practices) Farm Bulletin No- 1 ( English)
Patchouli-Farm Bulletin No-3 ( Assamese)
Vetiver-(Package of practices) Farm Bulletin No.4 ( Assamese)
Aromatic, Medicinal & Biodiesel- a book on proceedings of National Seminar on the occasion of AROMA 2004 held on 16-20 Dec/ 2004 at Guwahati.p195.
Hand Book on Medicinal & Aromatic Plants (Package of Practices ) Edited by Dr. M. Ahmed