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Uttarakhand farmer bags Guinness record for growing world’s tallest coriander plant

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The Fact News Service

October 30

Forty-seven-year-old organic farmer from Uttarakhand has succeeded in getting his name added in the Guinness Book of World Records for growing world’s tallest coriander plant with a height of 7.1 feet (2.16 metre) using traditional Himalayan farming techniques.

Gopal Dutt Upreti, who grows organic apples over his four-acre apple orchard in Bilkesh village of Ranikhet area in Almora district, said after he succeeded in growing over seven feet coriander plant, he had applied for the recognition in the Guinness Book of World Records in April.

The entry in Guinness Book of World Records website says, “The tallest coriander plant is 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) and was grown by Gopal Upreti (India) in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand, India, as measured on 21 April 2020. As an organic farmer, Gopal grows coriander every year. Using traditional Himalayan farming methods brings its own challenges. As the coriander is grown without using a polyhouse or any artificial covering, the crop is sometimes exposed to the harsh Himalayan weather conditions”.

(story sourced through inputs from agencies)

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