Forest Research: Open Access

Forest Research: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2168-9776


Nikhitha CU

Institute of Wood Science and Technology, 18th Cross Malleshwaram, Bangalore-03, Karnataka, India

  • Research Article   
    Economics of Santalum album L. Cultivation Under Semiarid Tropics of Karnataka, India
    Author(s): Divakara BN*, Viswanath S, Nikhitha CU and Kumar S

    Sandalwood (Santalum album L., Family: Santalaceae) is one of the most important economic tree species harvested mainly for its heartwood and oil. Sandalwood referred to as “Chandana” in Sanskrit and is commercially known as “East Indian Sandalwood” and its essential oil known as “East Indian Sandalwood Oil”. The oil extracted from the sandalwood trees are considered to be unique and is preferred over other regions for the preparations of perfumes, formulations, flavors, cosmetics, toiletries, beauty aids and medicines. Despite the policy amendments and government support to cultivate sandalwood on farm lands, there is lot of skepticism on the economic aspect of sandalwood cultivation especially due to long gestation period in accruing returns and high investment required for protection. Study on economic viability of sandalwood cultivation.. Read More»

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