Friday, July 15, 2005

Program to expand coleus cultivation

Bangalore based Sami Labs Limited gears up to expand Coleus cultivation. The company intends to roll out this prog ram in association with the farmers, said Dr Muhammed Majeed, Director of Sami Labs at a Press Conference.

The company intends to cultivate Coleus Forskohlii, a highly potential medicinal plant in joint participation with farming community.

The company will give seedlings to farmers having more than one acre of land. Besides they will assist in getting loan for cultivation through the bank and equip them with the agricultural practices. Coleus is a 6-month crop and farmers can make close to Rs 40,000 from an acre.