“Usually, in the winter months, we get around 2.5 lakh coriander bunches daily,” said Sanjay Kale, the chairman of the Narayangaon market, putting a figure on the volume of shortage.At the Pune APMC market, the officials reported getting just 1 lakh coriander bunches every day against the usual supply of 2.5-3 lakh bunches. Junnar is about 92km from here on the Nashik highway.Kute said this year has been exceptional. “In the past decade, I have never got such good returns from coriander. Many farmers could not grow several vegetables because of a water shortage. “In January, a bunch of coriander usually sells for Rs 3-5.
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