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Amla Processing gives annual turnover is Rs 25 lakh

9th pass Sanjeevani Jadhav changed her fortune by processing Amla, Products go to more than 100 outlets


Sanjivani Jadhav, a resident of Jalna district of Maharashtra, is a landless farmer. She has studied till 9th standard. On the basis of his hard work, he started the processing of gooseberry. Her husband worked as a daily wage worker in a private company. It was difficult to meet the expenses of a family of five. Before starting Amla processing, Sanjivani started selling carpets and bed sheets from home, so that two paise could come home. Meanwhile, she formed a self-help group with 15 women in her colony.

Amla Processing started with an investment of 10 thousand

In 2010, Sanjivani came in contact with Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Jalna. From here he took training on gooseberry processing. Krishi Vigyan Kendra fully helped Sanjivani. Sanjeevani started her entrepreneurial journey by marketing Amla products produced by KVK. After this, Sanjivani herself started making products from Amla with an investment of 10 thousand. The products made by him got good response. Customer demand also started coming.

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Prepares many products made from gooseberry

Seeing the increasing demand, he started taking the produce directly from the Amla producing farmers. They prepare many products like Amla Candy, Amla Pickle, Amla Supari, Amla Powder, Amla Murabba. Today she is earning 30 to 40 percent profit from the business of processing gooseberry.

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Products go to more than 100 outlets in Maharashtra 

All these products are prepared at Sanjivani’s house. The women of her self-help group make these products without the help of any machine. There is a plan to set up a processing unit in future. Over 250 quintals of Amla products go to over 100 outlets across Maharashtra. His annual turnover is around Rs 25 lakh. He gets a profit of about Rs.6 lakh.

Received many prestigious awards 

Sanjivani is a role model for other women and rural youth in her district. He has been honored with many awards for the work of Amla processing. ‘Shardatai Pawar Memorial Award’ in 2014, ‘Samaj Bhushan Award’ in 2017 and also honored by ICAR on the occasion of Mahila Kisan Diwas in 2018.

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What are the prices of Amla products?

A 250 gram packet of Amla candy costs around Rs.300, 250 grams of Amla pickle costs around Rs.250, 250 grams of Amla powder costs around Rs.270, a packet of 250 grams of Amla marmalade costs around Rs.140.

Amla candy is in great demand in the market. Those who cannot eat Amla raw, buy Amla candy. Doctors often forbid children to eat candy, but this is such a candy that everyone can eat. Amla candy is also considered very good for digestion power. The market for products made from gooseberry is very good. Farmers can sell their products by visiting e-commerce sites like Amazon. There are many brands who are making good income by selling Amla products on online sites.

Similarly, there is gooseberry jam. Gooseberry marmalade is more beneficial than it tastes good. Its demand is also very big during the Corona period. You can see below how brands are selling their products on the e-commerce platform.

Main points of Amla Processing  

Uttar Pradesh is the largest producer of gooseberry in the country. After that states like Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand come. Maharashtra ranks eighth in the production of gooseberry. Amla cultivation can be done successfully from sandy soil to clay soil. About 200 plants can be planted in one hectare. After planting Amla, its plant starts bearing fruits in 4 to 5 years. After 8 to 9 years a tree gives an average of one quintal of fruit every year. With proper maintenance, a gooseberry tree bears fruit for about 60 years.

Benefits of gooseberry 

Due to the immunity boosting properties of Amla, there was a huge demand for Amla products during the Corona pandemic. Amla is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, antioxidants, calcium and iron. It has many health benefits. (For more information related to amla consumption, always consult an expert or doctor.) 


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