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‘Accelerating Quality Production, Post-Harvesting, Value Addition & Export of Coriander from India’: World of Coriander webinar

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  • January 8, 2021
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‘Accelerating Quality Production, Post-Harvesting, Value Addition & Export of Coriander from India’: World of Coriander webinar

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Agriculture

In news 

  • Recently, the World of Coriander webinar ‘Accelerating Quality Production, Post-Harvesting, Value Addition & Export of Coriander from India’ was organized. 
  • Organized by: The Spices Board of India and DBT-SABC Biotech Kisan Hub in collaboration with ICAR-NRCSS, RSAMB and Kota Agriculture University  

Key takeaways 

  • The Hadoti region of South-East Rajasthan and Guna district of Madhya Pradesh are known for coriander (Coriandrum sativum L.) production and contributes major share in coriander export from the country.
  • Ramganj APMC Mandi located at Kota district is the largest coriander mandi in Asia, and thus Ramganj is also known as the ‘Coriander city’.
  • Recently, Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MOFPI) has assigned ‘Coriander’ to the district of Kota in the list of One District One Product (ODOP).

Do you know? 

  • Coriander is a spice produced from the round, tan-colored seeds of the coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum).
  • All parts of the plant are edible, but the fresh leaves and the dried seeds (as a spice) are the parts most traditionally used in cooking.
  • It is also known as Chinese parsley, dhania or cilantro.

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