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Agriculture News : TNAU Suggested Farmers to Sell Coriander immediately Upon Harvest

Coriander is one among the major spices grown in India. Coriander is mainly grown in Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. In 2013-14, Ramanathapuram, Virudhunagar, Krishnagiri and Thoothukudi districts of Tamil Nadu accounted for 85 percent of total coriander area in the state.

In this situation, to know the price behaviour of coriander seed during this harvest period. The Back Office of Agro Marketing Intelligence and Business Promotion Centre (AMI &BPC) in Centre for Agricultural and Rural Development Studies (CARDS), Tamil Nadu Agricultural University analysed the prices of coriander for the past 12 years that prevailed in Virudhunagar market and conducted the trader’s survey.

The result of the survey indicated that the farm gate price may hover around Rs 7,500- 8,100 per quintal. Since the chances for price increase is remote, the farmers are advised to sell coriander immediately after harvest.