Coriander Farmer

Coriander Cultivator

Coriander Plantation Worker

Minimum ? No entry barrier, preferably 5th standard passed preferable

Certified training for Coriander Cultivator (programme aligned to AGR/Q0902 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year prior experience in spice crop cultivation

The tasks a Coriander Cultivator is expected to perform include:

Obtaining appropriate equipment and tools

Procuring the seed material

Choosing the coriander seed to be sowed

Preparing the nursery and sowing coriander seed

Managing weed and soil fertility in spice crops

Cultivating coriander plants

Harvesting the produce

Marketing and selling the farm produce

Knowledge of the tools and equipment used in coriander farming

Proficient in seed selection

Ability to select appropriate site for cultivation of coriander

Proficient in preparing the soil for coriander cultivation

Ability to perform sowing, propagation and transplantation

Familiar with nutrient management of various coriander varieties

Skilled in carrying out weed management in spice crops

Familiar with integrated insect, pest and disease management for spice crops

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post harvest management

Skilled in basic farm management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Ability to keep up with the latest development in variety of coriander seeds and knowledge of new equipment

Knowledge of basic arithmetic skills

Hands-on training

Extension training or Krishi Vigyan Kendra training

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Ability to work independently

Ability to take risks

Hardworking and persistent


Self-directed learner


Ability to negotiate

It is a field job.Work from home is not available. Part-time jobs may be available in some farms.May or may not be a seasonal job

May or may not require supervising a team of other field workers

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Overtime is common during the harvesting season. Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible.Shift system may be applicable as per the farm norms.Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards due to exposure to pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals, extreme weather conditions, considerable amounts of dust and equipment noise, etc.

For daily wage workers - INR175 toINR200 per day

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Value and Trends of Coriander Crop in India

The botanical name of coriander is coriandrum sativum. In India, coriander is known as dhania in Hindi. Coriander seeds and leaves are used as common food flavouring agents. Coriander seeds have medicinal properties too, and are therefore used as a carminative and diuretic. Due to these varied properties and increasing demand for the crop, coriander production and storage is gaining importance throughout the producing states. In India, coriander is cultivated in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, UP and southern states like AP, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu. As the market for coriander crop grows, so will the job opportunities for Coriander Cultivator in India.


Coriander farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) across the country

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI), of different Agricultural Universities in India