India has successfully marked its imprints in the agriculture and farming sector. As per statistics suggested by Wikipedia, India ranks second worldwide in farm outputs. But have you wondered what if there is a growing advancement in the agriculture sector waiting for successful growth?
With Industrial Hemp this advancement is possible. It is one of the high yielding crops that give effective agriculture results, along with a great economy.
Hemp Plant: The New Advancement
Hemp is one of the natural fibers, and its seeds are organically rich in proteins. Hemp Plant is also known as Industrial Hemp, and it is a variety of Cannabis sativa with multiple benefits to the agriculture and farming sector.
Why use Industrial Hemp Fiber?
To understand its importance, first, it is important to burst the bubbles of myths that revolve around Hemp fiber.
The majority of people confuse Hemp fiber with Marijuana which shows psychoactive effects in humans. Both of the fibers have THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) content, but they both are not the same. Hemp fiber
shows 0.3% of THC, which is of no harm. Moreover, it is used to make products like clothes, oil, paper, etc. While on the other hand, Marijuana is used for medical and recreational purposes and have intoxication properties with more than 0.3% TCH content.
This new way of understanding is necessary to incorporate the cultivation of Industrial Hemp for numerous benefits.
Five Reasons why Hemp Cultivation is important?
Hemp is one of the strongest natural fibres in the world. It was originated in Central Asia and then spread out to the rest of Europe. Hemp fibre is grown in not so cold or hot temperatures. These crops require crumbly and sandy soil for their further growth.
1.) COMMERCIAL PURPOSES:
Hemp Fibre is one of the commercial crops. It is used in the manufacturing of clothes, shoes, bags and insulating purposes. Hemp fibre is also used as edible oil, which is not similar to Marijuana. Hemp oil is also used in the cosmetic industry and have medicational properties too. It is used to cure acne and act as a painkiller.
2.) ENVIRONMENTAL PURPOSES:
Hemp Fibre is one of the high yielding crops which is biodegradable. It is helpful in eliminating carbon from the atmosphere that makes it environmentally friendly and sustainable. It is obtained organically and is useful in farming.
3.) HELPFUL FOR SOIL:
Hemp Fibre is one of the rarest crops that help the soil to rejuvenate back. Unlike other crops, it does not require much water; hence, it is a cheaper expense.
4.) TO OBTAIN PAPER:
Hemp Fibre is helpful to obtain a paper that has strong and superior quality. They do not require bleaching. For its growth, only little fertilizers are used.
5.) ECONOMICAL PURPOSES:
Hemp Production is higher in China and France produces a quarter of it, if it is used by India, then it could be beneficial in the economy.
At IHTA (Indus Hemp Trade Association), we support sustainable development goals. Our main development is to promote the cultivation of Hemp Fibre that can bring numerous benefits to the environment.