Minimum Support Price

In a bid to support farmers, engaged in cultivation of aromatic plants, CAP decided to fix minimum support prices of some of the important aromatic oils which are commercially produced by farmers. This is being done in a manner so that farmers get remunerative price covering their actual cost of production and marginal profits.

This facility helps farmers to avoid distress sale and keep their interest alive in aromatic crops. At the time, farmers are at their liberty to sale their produce in the open market, should there be any chance for earning better.

Aromatic crops

SN Crops Botanical Name Rate (Rs/Kg)
 1. Lemongrass Oil Cymbopogon flexuosus 650
 2. Citronella OIl Cymbopogon winterianus 700
 3. Palmarosa Oil Cymbopogon martinii 1,500
 4. Basil Oil Ocimum basilicum 750
 5. Japanese Mint Oil Mentha arvensis 750
 6. Chamomile Oil Matricaria chamomilla 38,000
 7. Chamomile flowers Matricaria chamomilla 190
 8. Tagetes Oil Tagetes patula/minuta 4,000
 9. Artemisia Oil Artemisia annua 2,000
 10. Geranium Oil Pelargonium graveolens 6,000
 11. Kuth Oil Saussurea costus 50,000
 12. Caraway Oil Carum carvi 4,500
 13. Tejpat Leaf Oil Cinnamomum tamala 1,500