Rise In The Prices Of Cumin:
There has been an unprecedented rise in the prices of Cumin, commonly known as jeera, in India.
- Jeera (Cumin) cultivation is an aromatic seed that adds an extra punch of taste to Indian dishes.
- It is believed that Jeera is native to the Mediterranean region, and it was well-known in Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
- Its oil is reported to have antibacterial activity and is also used in veterinary medicines and various other industries.
- It grows well in both tropical and sub-tropical climates, and it comes up well in all types of soils, but well-drained sandy loam soils are best suited.
- It is a highly weather-sensitive crop.
- It requires a moderately cool and dry climate without any humidity.
- It is a Rabi crop and is cultivated mainly in Gujarat and Rajasthan.
- It is sown from October to November and harvested in February and March.
- India accounts for some 70% of the world’s production of this seed spice.