Anuj Gautam/Sagar: The crop waste which farmers consider useless and throw away or burn. A farmer has prepared an antibiotic pillow from the same waste. Which is not only beneficial, but is also generating income from waste. This antibiotic pillow is in great demand in Maharashtra, Delhi and Hyderabad. After exhausting the leaves from his own field, this farmer is also buying turmeric leaves from other farmers for ₹70 a kg.
Sagar’s natural organic agriculture expert Akash Chaurasia has prepared a home-made antibiotic pillow from the waste of turmeric crop. Akash claims that this pillow is effective in relieving migraine, stress, fatigue and skin related diseases. Sleeping with this on also helps in getting better sleep. Akash claims that a farmer can earn up to Rs 1 lakh from the wastage of turmeric crop of one acre.
Pillow will last for 8 months at a time
Akash told that this pillow prepared from waste turmeric leaves can be used comfortably for 6 to 8 months at a time. Turmeric is considered an antibiotic in Ayurveda. In such a situation, its leaves also have the same quality. The pillow made from those leaves is full of antibiotic properties. It also has a mild fragrance, which makes sleep better.
Earning Rs 60 thousand from one acre
The farmer has kept the price of the pillow at Rs 500 including all the expenses, so that people of all classes can buy it. Rural women have been employed to make it. About 200 pillows are easily made from turmeric leaves grown in one acre, which is worth about one lakh rupees as income. Excluding all expenses, the net profit is around Rs 60,000 per acre. In this way, the farmer can increase his income by making the best product from the waste of his turmeric crop.
Leaves should not dry completely
While taking turmeric leaves, it has to be kept in mind that there is no moisture in the leaves and they should not be 100 percent dry. These should contain about 2 to 5 percent moisture. Only the soft part of the leaf should be used. There should not be humid weather while filling the pillow case with leaves. It would be better if the leaves are from turmeric grown in multilayer farming technique. There should not be any gap while filling the leaves.
Make pillow from turmeric leaves
According to Akash, farmer brothers consider the fruits of whatever crop they grow as a source of income, whereas it is not so. Every part of the crop can be used and included in the income. Nothing created by nature is without any quality. Similarly, turmeric leaves also have medicinal properties. Their leaves are dried in the shade and filled with 20 percent cotton or 100 percent soft leaves in a 1.5 by 1 feet shell and stitched. Then another shell is placed on top. The pillow is ready.
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FIRST PUBLISHED: February 13, 2024, 20:36 IST
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