Vetiver is a perennial grass of Indian origin. Vetiver roots contain fragrant
essential oil which is mainly used in perfumes, cosmetics, aromatherapy and
food and flavouring industries. Since the plant has extensive finely structured
fibrous roots, it is useful in both soil and water conservation. Besides the plant
itself is drought tolerant.Vetiver grows to a height of 2 meters and can be cultivated in all areas either as rain fed or irrigated crop in a wide varieties of soils including poor, marginal , alkaline (PH 9 - 10) soils, wastelands and temporarily waterlogged soils.