Madhya Pradesh: One District One Product, government aiding coriander units in Guna

FP News ServiceUpdated: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:10 PM IST
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Guna: Coriander production is being promoted in Guna district under ëOne District One Productí project by the state government in Madhya Pradesh.

Guna alone produces about 32,000 metric tonnes of coriander annually which is 20 to 25 per cent of total production in the entire country.

With capital investment of Rs 1,565 lakhs, 5 coriander processing units in Guna district have started production in 2020-2021. These unit will provide jobs to about 125 people directly and indirectly. The entrepreneurs and farmers of Guna district are benefitting from branding and sorting of coriander and coriander products in Guna district.

Besides Guna, Mandi in Rajasthan and Gondal district in Gujarat are major producers of coriander. In Guna, the crop is majorly grown in Kumbhraj, Bamori, Chanchoda, Madhusudangarh, Myna, Binaganj.

The small coriander of Guna district is aromatic and it has a huge demand in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Delhi. While big coriander is mainly used in the manufacture of coriander dal (Mukhwas).

In Guna district, four units manufacture produce about 1,200 metric tonnes of coriander per annum, which is exported to Gujarat and Maharashtra.

About 100 small and big units, employing 1,500 persons, of coriander processing and coriander powder are functioning in Guna district. With fixed capital investment of Rs 12 crores, these units process about 10,000 metric tonnes of coriander.

State government has aided these unit like industrial investment grant, interest subvention and exemption from market fee, reimbursement. These unit export 232 metric tonnes of coriander powder to Dubai and Malaysia respectively in the year 2019-20.

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