‘Accelerating Quality Production, Post-Harvesting, Value Addition & Export of Coriander from India’: World of Coriander webinar
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Agriculture
- 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
- 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.