Himachali Tamatar

The fertile plains and lower and middle hills of Himachal Pradesh particularly Kullu, Solan and Sirmaur have seen record production of off-season cash crops like peach, tomato, cauliflower and cabbage in recent years. This is largely attributed to excellent implementation of the central government pro-farmer schemes, fertilizer subsidies, seed management, impetus to drip irrigation and... Continue Reading →

Banarasi Rabdi

A visit to the holy city of Kashi is deemed complete only if one samples their signature dish, the delicious, creamy and mildly sweet rabdi. This quintessential dessert makes it appearance in every festival and celebration across the country.   Arguably the most preferred sweet of North India, rabri is prepared using traditional methods even today. The... Continue Reading →

Himachali Charota (Chakramarda)

The hilly state of Himachal Pradesh is a treasure trove of rare medicinal herbs that have been used in traditional medicine and Ayurveda since the ancient times. The roots, leaves, stalks, flowers, fruits and seeds of these unique plants are used in the preparation of local delicacies as well as fodder for the livestock.  ... Continue Reading →

Himachali Lingri

Lingri or lungru as it is known in Himachal Pradesh is an indigenous vegetable that grows in the wild in the Himalayan region. This fern also known as fiddlehead (Diplazium esculentum (Retz.) Sw) is widely used by locals of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Himachal and Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir in their traditional cuisine.   Lingri is... Continue Reading →

Chamba Chukh

Chamba, revered for its stunning natural beauty, history, literature and spiritual potency is the land of the world-famous chukh. This delightful home-made pickle is prepared from the exotic Himalayan chitrali chillies that grow in abundance in the hilly region.   The fiery Himalayan green chitrali chillies are carefully picked, sundried and then mixed with the extract of an indigenous... Continue Reading →

Kullu Capsicum

Shimla Mirch, also known as Sweet Pepper or Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum L. var. grossum) is one of the most famous agricultural produces of the lush green Kullu valley. This economically viable crop is revered for its taste, versatility and flavour and is widely used in Indian cuisine.   Almost 9 percent of India's annual... Continue Reading →

Nellore Citrus

It is perhaps not known to many that India is the largest producer of limes and lemons in the world with an average annual production exceeding 3 million tonnes. Acid lime in particular is widely grown across India with the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Arunachal Pradesh and Bihar contributing a... Continue Reading →

Kabirdham (Kawardha) Jaggery

One of the most important commercial crops in India that thrives in the tropical and subtropical climates is sugarcane. India is the second largest producer of sugar in the world after Brazil and has seen a phenomenal growth in sugar exports of 291 percent from USD 1,177 million in 2013 - 14 to USD 4,600... Continue Reading →

Kadapa Banana

Kadapa or YSR district as it is known today has been seen a phenomenal growth in banana cultivation in recent years. This district along with Anantapur and Kurnool has been identified as important horticulture crop clusters in the state and country. Under the guidance of the central government and Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare,... Continue Reading →

Thanamir Apple

Thanamir Village located on the foothills of Mount Saramati, often referred to as the 'pride of the Nagas' is perhaps one of the most beautiful villages of Asia. This village in Kiphire district is near the India–Myanmar border and is blessed with stunning natural beauty, huge diversity of flora and fauna, dense forest cover and... Continue Reading →

Kaimur Guava

It is perhaps not known to many that India is the largest producer of guava in the world contributing roughly 45 percent to the market. The states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Haryana produce some of the finest quality guavas in the country.   Bihar, in particular, has seen phenomenal success... Continue Reading →

Kodaikanal Banana Fibre Bags

Banana fibre is one of the oldest materials widely used in Asia since the ancient times as per archaeological evidence discovered. In Akhanda Bharat specially, banana is referred to as the kalpa vriksha, with every part used for either culinary purposes or household uses or to make shelters.   As India is the largest producer of... Continue Reading →

Bamboo Pens

It is perhaps not known to many that Akhanda Bharat has the largest collection of paintings, literary texts, historical journals and scientific records in the world dating back to the Vedic Period. This treasure trove of our ancient culture, art, history and heritage was painstakingly documented using the humble wooden pen.   Since the ancient... Continue Reading →

Bahadurgarh Footwear

It is perhaps not known to many that India has a thriving footwear industry and is the second-largest footwear producer in the world. The main clusters are Bahadurgarh, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Karnal and Ambala in Haryana, Jalandhar and Ludhiana in Punjab, Kanpur, Agra and Noida in Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata in West Bengal, Mumbai in Maharashtra, Hyderabad... Continue Reading →

Kondagaon Cashew

The Bastar region in the state of Chhattisgarh is famous for its rich forest reserves, Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) and Minor Forest Produce (MFP). This region has a large tribal population who are revered for their expertise and knowledge in natural and organic farming.   Kondagaon, a part of Bastar region has been making massive... Continue Reading →

Balod Ginger (Ginger-based Products)

Balod district in Chhattisgarh has for years been a treasure trove of rare medicinal plants, spices, agricultural produce and exotic flowers. The rich plant diversity seen in this district has not been found anywhere else in Central India.   This district has a sizeable tribal population who have perfected the art of living harmoniously with... Continue Reading →

Kodaikanal Avocado

Kodaikanal is known for its thriving organic farming community and excellent agricultural produce. Garlic, coffee, pepper, citrus fruits, hill banana and cotton have been grown in the lush green hilly terrain of Kodaikanal for decades.   Avocado, the latest entrant has truly been the surprise package for small and marginal farmers of this region. Avocado... Continue Reading →

Jashpur Tea

Jashpur district, tucked away in the north-eastern part of Chhattisgarh is fast becoming the most preferred destination for agritourism in Central India. This district is blessed with stunning natural beauty, exotic flowers and excellent agricultural produce.   This tribal belt is dotted with many plantations growing coffee, strawberry, cashew, pear and chamomile. However, it is... Continue Reading →

Tripura Bamboo Rice

A truly unique product from the North Eastern state of Tripura is bamboo rice. This exotic immunity boosting rice launched during the pandemic by the proactive state and central government is prepared from the seeds of 30- to 40-year-old bamboo plants.   According to the locals, no part of the bamboo be it the tender... Continue Reading →

Prayagraj Biryani

Prayagraj biryani, rated second-best in India after your grandmother's is an integral component of one's daily diet in the holy city. This traditional delicacy of India is a complex dish of wholesome delicious and flavoursome goodness.   Biryani is still prepared in the age-old method of slow cooking with almost all the ingredients procured locally. It... Continue Reading →

Tripura Bamboo Cookies

Bamboo is an economically viable grass with every part namely culm, rhizome, root, leaves and young shoots used for culinary, medicinal, domestic and industrial purposes. In Tripura especially, 21 known species of bamboo are grown in over 3,500 sq. km area of forests and planned forestry.   The current state and central government have done... Continue Reading →

Ramgarh Papaya

Papaya, a deva phala (divine fruit) is valued for its immense medical, industrial and nutritional properties. Rich in Vitamin A, papaya is highly recommended to improve one's immunity, nervous system, digestion and overall body constitution. In recent years, papaya seeds, leaves and fruit have been used to treat dengue and other ailments found in the tropical region.... Continue Reading →

Palamu Tomato

Palamu district is fast becoming one of the most exciting case studies for self-sufficient farming, crop diversification, watershed development, intensive cropping based on fruit crop, micro irrigation and traditional practices using latest scientific technology in India. The lateritic soil, warm summers with cool winters and average annual rainfall of about 1200 mm seen in Palamu is... Continue Reading →

Deoghar Peda

Devotees throng the holy city of Deogarh for two reasons namely to have darshan of Lord Bholenath at Baba Baidyanath Mandir and to sample their world-famous prasad, the delectable peda. The temple of Baba Baidyanath, a Jyotirlinga is said to have been built by the Pala Empire (Pala Dynasty of Orissa) and the tradition of offering peda to Lord Shiva... Continue Reading →

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