Located near NH 41, the six-lane Hyderabad-Bangalore highway, Green Acres is the new landmark of Polepally SEZ near Uddandapur village. The project land is well-suited to the cultivation and farming of Malabar neem, primarily owing to nutrient-rich soil and plentiful water in the area. Malabar neem is a potent investment attraction of this project due to its high-income harvest. Other attractions include proximity to the state's biggest amusement park, resorts and golf clubs, and well-known MNC hub parks such as Amazon, Proctor & Gamble and more.
Malabar Neem originates from the meliaceae family and is an indegeneous species of tree in India, South East Asia and Australia, where it has been cultivated as a source of firewood. These trees can be cultivated in all types of soil and requiring a low supply of water. Malabar neem has the unique feature of growing up to 40 feet within 2 years from planting and can be mechanically pruned and harvested as an energy crop.
Malabar neem is a species belonging to the neem family. It is known as 'Konda Vepa' in Telugu. The tree is known for its fast growth. In recent times, the farmers around Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala have found the utility of this tree as a source of low grade timber and also for plywood industry. Under irrigated conditions, this tree can be harvested at the end of 6th year from plantation for both timber and plywood purposes.
This tree is very fast growing timber variety in the universe without adopting any kind of hitech methods like tissue culture or cloning.The silviculture(seed germination) is the best media for propagation of the seedlings.The seed of Malabar Neem is very sturdy and hard, similar to a rudraksha.So the seeds of Malabar Neem will take much time for germination after seed treatment process.The spacing dimension of Malabar Neem for bio-mass purpose is 4'x 4'.(one acre will require nearly 2800 seedlings).
The wood is used for packing cases, cigar boxes, ceiling planks, building purposes, agricultural implements, pencils, match box, making of boats, musical instruments, tea boxes and the most importantly in making plywood, as the wood is termite resistant by nature.