A farmer from Aurangabad district in Bihar has done the same thing to produce crops. Amresh Singh is a 38 year old farmer from Karamdih village.
He has grown the world’s most expensive crop on his farm in Bihar’s Aurangabad. He invested Rs 2.5 lakh in the production process, according to a New Indian Express report.
The plant is named hop-shoots. It is a crop that is readily available on the international vegetable market and sells for Rs 85,000 per kilogram.
Although Amresh Singh planted 5 kathas from his land and to date, it has only been done as an experiment. The produce is mostly available on the international market and is seen in the Indian market only when one makes a special order.
The vegetables reportedly sell for £ 1000 (Rs 1.01 lakh) pounds per kg on the international market.
According to reports, the hop-shoot helps create antibodies that help fight diseases like tuberculosis. The acid is known to help kill cancer cells and block leukemia cells. Singh was not the first to grow crops in India.
Hop-shoots were once planted in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul but were unsuccessful due to lack of marketing.
IAS officer Surpiya Sahu shared photos of the plant on Twitter. She tweeted with the caption, “One kilogram of these vegetables costs around Rs 1 lakh! The world’s most expensive vegetable, ‘hop-shoots’ are being cultivated by Amresh Singh, an enterprising farmer from Bihar, a first in India.”
Singh said that more than 60% of crop cultivation has been successfully carried out. “I am pleased to say that more than 60 percent of the planting has been successful,” Singh was quoted as saying by the New Indian Express.