Aromatic Grass Oil Project

Maintenance of Crop & Distillation unit- Very low
Risk factor of Crop & Market- Very low

Welcome into the “World of Aroma” & “Aroma Mission” Certain grasses are the Natural, Traditional, Easy and Good Established source of Essential Oil. They are being grown on wide range of soil type and Climatic conditions and also having good commercial viability. Demand of these oils is quite good in National and International markets for Perfumery, Flavor, Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical industry.

These grasses are perennial, having the commercial life of 5 to 6 years. These grasses can be grown easily and Oil can be extracted through a simple Hydro Distillation and Steam Distillation process. The major chemical compounds are Geraniol and Citral. Pacific Agro, having 16 years of experience, based in Nagpur Maharashtra, working on this project in association with CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research) - IIIM (Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine), Jammu Govt. of India and having their Researched & Developed varieties (RRL-CN-5, Himroja – CK-10, Tawiroja all Geraniol reach and Kalam- CPK-F2-38 & CKP-25 Citral reach) of Aromatic grass on our farm.

Consultancy for Turn Key Project

  • Land selection.
  • Complete information for Nursery raising, Cultivation and Harvesting.
  • Installation of Distillation Plant and its operation.
  • Assured Marketing support.

Brief economics - 20 acre Project

  • Production/Yield of fresh grass – 20 to 25 ton/acre yearly in 4- 5 cuttings.
  • Oil production/Yield – 100 to 120 kg./acre yearly. (5-7 kg/ton of grass).
  • Rate of Oil- Rs.900 to 1,200/kg.
  • Expenses- Rs.35,000/acre.
  • Net profit based on 5 year average- Rs.60,000 to Rs.80,000/acre yearly.


  • Net profit approximately Rs.60,000 to Rs.1,00,000/Acre Yearly.
  • No Wild/Domestic animal browsing or damage, No fencing required.
  • Suitable for the Farms adjoining or near forest.
  • No risk of odd climatic conditions such as Untimely and Heavy rains or hailstorm ( Garpeet/Oley ).
  • Needs only 4 labors on regular basis for 20 acres project.
  • Almost free from pest and diseases.
  • Regular income every after 2 months for 5 years.
  • Suitable for even Rain fed lands (Rs.15,000 to Rs.25,000 net profit).
  • Plant once, Harvest for 6 years.

Requirement for the project

  • 10 acre or more, irrigated or partially irrigated land, rain fed land also can be added.
  • Land can be of individual or group of farmers.
  • Investment of Rs.5 to 6 lakh (for 20 acre), individual or Bank loan.

How to start

  • Raise the Nursery (open) of 2 acre for 15 to 20 acre project – it will cost around Rs.1,00,000/- and four month time. Nursery can be raised in Jun- July, Sep- October and Feb-March.
  • After four month go for Transplantation/Re plantation on 15 to 20 acre from 2 acre nursery, which will cost only around 5 thousand per acre.
  • After four month of transplantation, grass will be ready for first cutting (harvest), at this time Distillation unit is needed for Oil extraction, the Distillation unit will cost 3 to 4 lac (we can look for pre- owned unit which may cost around Rs.2 Lakh.), loan from bank and 40% subsidy from NHM – National Horticulture Mission is also entitled.

Our Services

  • Site visit/ site survey for feasibility of the project.
  • Elite and authentic planting material of Research varieties of grasses is available with us, such as – Roshagrass, Lemongrass RRL-CN-5, Himrosa (CK-10), Tawirosa (RLJ-CC1) Kalam & CKP-25 Complete consultancy for cultivation.
  • Consultancy for Installation and Operation of Distillation unit. Our office is equipped with Clavanger for testing the oil content in the grasses. We also provide GCMS facility for checking the Oil quality. 100% Marketing support for produced Oil.

Our “Aroma Mission”

  • Provide sustainable income to Farmers and Entrepreneurs through “Aroma Mission”
  • Cultivation of Aromatic Grasses on 2,000 acre in Three year in Maharashtra.
  • Provide complete help in Cultivation, processing of Oil and Marketing.
  • Create centralized Purchase center for Aromatic/Essential Oil at Nagpur, Maharashtra.
  • Provide training on Cultivation & Processing to Farmers/Entrepreneurs.
  • Establish value addition (Crude essential oil) processing Unit.
  • Create industry on by product i.e. Spent grass/Used grass.
  • Bring all the existing Cultivators/Farmers/Entrepreneurs of Aromatic Grasses at one
  • platform for better Economic return through Advance Technology & Bulk Trading.

Bank loan & Subsidy

  • It’s a NABARD approved project, hence Bank loan is available.
  • 40% subsidy on Project cost from NHM is also applicable.

Comparison with Palmarosa & other grasses

  • Money wise difference even if herbage is same and total alcohol difference is 20% (more in Palmarosa), If Palmarosa price is considered Rs.1800/- than RRL-CN-5 will be Rs. 1440/-, In one ton of Palmarosa grass we will get 3kg of Oil@Rs.1800 i.e. Rs.5400/- And in one ton of RRL-CN-5 we will get 5 Kg. of oil @ Rs.1440/- i.e. Rs.7200. Difference of money in one ton of Grass (7200-5400) = Rs.1800/-, which is a big difference and will make you to think seriously.

  • Comparison with other Grass
    Comparison between
    Herbage/Acre/Year (5 years Average)
    16 Ton
    12 Ton
    12 Ton
    20 Ton
    Average Oil recovery
    0.3 to 0.4 %
    0.8 to 1 %
    0.5 to 0.8 %
    0.4 to 0.6 %
    Average oil/Acre/Year
    80 to 100Kg.
    70 to 90 Kg.
    100-120 Kg.
    Expected Rate of Oil/Kg
    Rs.700 to 800
    Total Geraniol (Alcohol)
    up to 85 %
    60 - 65 %
    Geranyle Acetate (Great value in the market)
    very low
    15 - 23 %
    Commercial life of grass
    3 Years (Maharashtra & Southern state) 3 Years
    4 Years
    5 Years
    Re Plantation
    Little difficult
    Very easy
    Very easy
    Very easy
    Water requirement

Our Important Events

International Trade Fair, New Delhi

    Pacific Agro, Nagpur was invited by CSIR-IIIM, Jammu, Govt. of India for the Presentation on “Future & Scope” of Aromatic grass oil project at International Trade Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 21 Nov, 2016, here an Agreement (MOU) between Pacific Agro, Nagpur and CSIR-IIIM, Jammu was also signed for the Transfer of Technology and Marketing support.

  • The National Seminar “ Aromatic Oil RRL-CN-5 Project - Live Demo”
  • The Seminar was organized on 14 October 2015 at CSIR- NEERI, Nagpur. The Seminar was organized by Pacific Agro, Nagpur in Association with CSIR- IIIM (Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine), Jammu.

    Dr. Ram Vishwakarma, Director, CSIR, IIIM, Jammu honored the program as Chief Guest and Dr. Satish R Wate, Director, CSIR- NEERI, Nagpur was Special Guest. Dr. Suresh Chandra, Chief Scientist, CSIR- IIIM, Jammu, Dr. A K Shahi, Consultant, CSIR- IIIM, Jammu and Dr. Vilas Sapkal, former Vice Chancellor, RSTM Nagpur University were the key Speaker. Seminar was attended by more than 85 delegates from 7 states; it was an interactive seminar as Question Answer session took more than one hour and it was continued during lunch and even on field visit also. During the session live Demo of oil distillation was given. Along with all the delegates Dr. Ram Vishwakarma , Dr. Satish R Wate, Dr. Suresh Chandra, and Dr. A K Shahi visited the plantation of RRL-CN-5 grass farm. Dr. Ram Vishwakarma and Dr. Suresh Chandra observed that the growth and other parameters of the grass were best and declared the suitability for commercial cultivation on large scale.

  • The International Conference on Essential / Aromatic Oil
  • AAIC- 2016, Asian Aroma Ingredients Congress & Expo, the International Conference on Essential/Aromatic Oils held at Hotel Leela Ambience in New Delhi on 22, 23 & 24 Apr 2016. Organized by Essential Oil Association of India, which was attended by Pacific Agro, Nagpur.

    The Meet was attended by more than 700 delegates including more than 150 foreign delegates from 9 countries. The conference was addressed by prominent faculties (from India & Abroad) of this field and the delegates include Cultivators / Growers, Processors, Traders, Exporters, Researchers and End users (Industries) of theses oils. It was perfect platform for interaction among all above category of delegates.
    Conclusion - Good income can be generated (Rs.30,000 to 80,000/acre yearly) from Aromatic grasses on all type of soils.

    Essential oil Production has decreased in last two years and Demand has increased. The whole World is expecting the production of these oils from India because we have the “Potential and Capacity” to cater the need. Though Synthetic substitute are available but Fortunately the trend is Shifting towards “Naturals”. It means “Opportunity is Waiting” we must grab it.

  • State level Seminar held on 3rd July, 2016 at CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur.
  • The Seminar was organized by Pacific Agro, Nagpur in association with CSIR-IIIM, Jammu. Dr. Ashok Bhaskarrao Dongre, Principal Scientist, Central Institute for Cotton Research, Nagpur, was the Chief Guest, Dr. Suresh Chandra, Chief Scientist, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu was the Key Speaker. First half session was conducted at Auditorium of CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur and Second half session after lunch was held at our Research and Information Centre, Bela, Tq. Umred, Nagpur. More than 150 delegate participated and visited our farm along with the team of scientist from CSIR-IIIM, Jammu.Here all the practical aspect of the project was demonstrated.

  • National Seminar Cum Training Camp
  • Aromatic grass Cultivation, Processing & Marketing. 2nd Oct, 2016 at Nagpur, Maharashtra. This was our 3rd National Seminar, graced by more than 320 delegates from 13 states of India. First half session was conducted at Shivaji Science College, Nagpur and second half session was conducted on Pacific Agro’s farm at Bela where practical demonstration was given on Cultivation (Seed treatment, Sowing/planting), Harvesting of the grass and live distillation process of Aromatic grass. 5 research varieties of Aromatic grass viz. Himroja, Tawiroja, RRL-CN-5 (Geraniol reach Roshagrass varieties ) and Kalam & CKP-25 (Citrall reach Lemongrass variety) which are developed by CSIR-IIIM, Jammu were introduced to the delegates. The delegates were quite satisfied with practical approach to this “Aromatic Oil Project” and demanded to organize such type of Seminar in their respective states.

  • Pacific Agro, Nagpur was invited by CSIR-IIIM, Jammu
  • Pacific Agro, Nagpur was invited by CSIR-IIIM, Jammu for the Presentation on Aromatic grass Oil Project – “Scope & Future” at International Trade Fair, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 21 Nov, 2106. The agreement, MOU was also signed at this venue for Transfer of Technology and Marketing support with CSIR-IIIM, Jammu.
    Note -
    1. If individual or group of farmers ready to grow this grass in the cluster of 40 acres for 5 years, we are ready to install our Distillation unit and purchase the grass from farmers on weight basis.
    2. We organize Training program for the Farmers and the Entrepreneurs on prior information on our authorized Research Cum Information Centre farm at Bela, Nagpur under the guidance of CSIR-IIIM, Jammu, Govt. of India.