Bumper yield of coriander crop has been seen on the river bank and in the char areas of Sarishabari in Jamalpur. Farmers are smiling as prices have increased this year than the previous one. The interest of farmers is increasing as the cost of coriander cultivation is less.
According to the Upazila Agriculture Office, coriander is a profitable crop of high value. Therefore, technical advice and assistance is being provided to the farmers in coriander cultivation. In this way, the farmers will be able to increase the yield financially through modern farming methods. This year, coriander is being cultivated in 35 hectares of land along the river in eight Unions of the Upazila. Due to heavy rains in last year, farmers suffered losses in coriander cultivation. Russell Mia, a farmer from Govinda Potal village in Pogaldigha Union said, "I have cultivated coriander on 20 cent of the land near the river. I did it last year too but due to heavy rainfall I did not benefit from cultivating coriander. Coriander yield has been good this year. I hope I can make up for last year's loss this year.” Upazila Agriculture Officer Abdullah Al Mamun said coriander cultivation has been good this year. The coriander yield has exceeded the target that the authorities concerned have set. The Department of Agriculture has provided various suggestions and assistance to the farmers in coriander cultivation.