Plant has fibrous roots and is useful in both soil and water conservation. It helps in maintaining soil moisture, absorbs toxic substances in chemical fertilizer/pesticides and improves physical characteristics of soil. Dry roots are used for making mats, screens,pillows, baskets, incense sticks and sachet bags. Roots after extraction are used as raw material for making cardboard, paper etc. Young leaves are used as fodder and dry leaves are used for thatching as well as for making brooms. Leaves made into pulp are suitable for making straw boards. Above ground portion is used in various ways such as making paper,mats, ropes, hats and baskets. Vetiver is the most efficient barrier to reduce soil erosion and protects loss of organic matter and water.