the report of Map of India: The Mysore sandalwood is famous not only
in India but abroad also. The sandalwood forest of Mysore is located in the
southwestern part of India.
The sandalwood has been a great boon to the traders over the years. It is used for many purposes like making incense, medicinal products, beautiful handicrafts, soaps, etc. Even various cosmetic products and perfumes are made out of it. Among others the talcum powder made out of sandalwood also is quite popular for its fragrance. The people also use the oils made out of sandalwood product widely. The fragrance is simply irresistible.
The Mysore sandalwood is known for its superb quality. The prices of the sandalwood made stuffs are exorbitantly high because it is now been counted as an endangered natural item. The trees are being felt in huge quantity because of the high demand for it. This is leading to the fast extinction of these trees.
The most famous sandalwood of Mysore is called the Byakudan sandalwood. This kind of sandalwood has an excellent quality and the fragrance is unparalleled. But the sandalwood of this kind is being exported by India only to companies like Baieido in Japan.
The Mysore sandal soap is very popular among women. As it is free of harmful chemicals, the soap helps to keep the skin soft. It is made from pure sandalwood oil extracts. Also the sandalwood incense has a very high demand in India. The paste of sandalwood is used to keep oneself free from various skin ailments. Thousands of tourists from all over India visit Mysore every year and they are very fond of the various handicrafts made out of sandalwood.
Karnataka being an ideal place for sandalwood cultivation, its market share is 50% of total production in India. (Refer ‘Sandal’ the book published by Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun). Moreover, even a common man knows the value of the product and its demand. Eventhough we have Purchase Order from M/s J. Bapuji, in the course of time in a long run, we like to promote the samplings grown in our Nursery in each house for a meager amount and this will yield
the best return for them in 20 years. Even though Karnataka state’s contribution to Sandalwood production is 50% of the total production in India, there is a substantial decline in the production as per official statistics due to extensive smuggling and dwindling forest cover (refer Page No.151 of the book “Sanda”). Therefore, we like to bring out a scheme wherein we like to supply and plant the sandalwood sampling in each house at a nominal cost thereby it: (1) multiplies their small investment in a big way; (2) enables our state to rebound back in their prestigious sandalwood business; and (3) creates a good business for us also. In this way, we like to promote our business with profitability for a good social cause. Please refer the Table-17 in the page no. 61 and Table No.45 in the Page No.152 of the above-mentioned book, viz “sandal”. According to these tables, in 21 years 10 k.g of Sandalwood will be available and the cost of one tonne in 1990 itself (as per the book) was Rs.2 lacs. As such, anybody’s investment of Rs.250 now will yield a minimum of Rs.1 lac without much efforts in 20 years. Moreover, now that Karnataka Government has removed the previous restrictions for growing sandalwood, any body can now grow the plant in their house.
Note:- All the pages and tables quoted above from the book ‘Sandal’ are Xeroxed and enclosed herewith for your authentic information.
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