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 →

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 →

Nuzividu Rasalu

One of the most sought-after mangoes grown extensively in Nuzividu in Eluru district in Andhra Pradesh is the sinfully delicious rasalu. Also known as chinna rasalu (small) or cheruku rasalu (sugarcane) or pedda rasalu (big) depending on its size and sweetness, this native mango is perhaps the most popular juice mango of South India.   Rasalu is cultivated by... Continue Reading →

Ranchi Guava

Though Ranchi is better known as an important industrial and infrastructure hub, it is also valued for its agricultural wealth. The hilly topography combined with dense forest cover, moderate temperature in the summers with cool winters and average annual rainfall between 1300 - 1500 mm and laterite soil is ideal for a fruit crop based... Continue Reading →

Dhanbad Potato

The Dhanbad district in Jharkhand, more commonly known as the 'Coal Capital of India' is a land of abundant mineral resources and agricultural wealth. Dhanbad derives its name from dhana meaning wealth (referring to rural prosperity by virtue of its paddy produce and cattle).   This region is blessed with the waters of the Damodar and its... Continue Reading →

Jamtara Chilli

It is perhaps not known to many that the exotic chillies of Jharkhand are some of the best in the world and in great demand in USA and several western countries. What makes the chillies cultivated here and especially in Jamtara so spectacular is the unique agro-climatic conditions (hot summers with cool winters and monsoon... Continue Reading →

Bokaro Jackfruit

Jackfruit like the coconut, banana, banyan, fig, peepul and mango is placed in the elite list of kalpa vriksha (wonder trees) of India. This deva phal (divine fruit or fruit of the heavens) forms an integral part in the local cuisine, festivals, religious celebrations and ecosystem.   India is the world’s largest producer of jackfruit with... Continue Reading →

West Singhbhum Custard Apple

West Singhbum is an archaeological, geological and historical treasure trove. This region is rich in mineral resources like iron ore and limestone, blessed with the waters of the rivers Roro, Son, Barakar, Koel, Auranga, Bansloi, Kharkai, Gumani and Baitarani, full of dense forests with a wide range of flora and fauna, has warm and humid... Continue Reading →

Mayurbhanj Honey (Honey Based Products)

The Similipal biosphere reserve in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district is renowned for its rich diversity of flora and fauna. This thickly forested area is blessed with many rare medicinal plants, trees, orchids, wildlife and honey. It is estimated that over 70 percent of the population of Mayurbhanj are semi-nomadic tribes who have a deep connection with... Continue Reading →

Vijayapura Kagzi Lime/Lemon

The district of Vijayapura is blessed with the waters from the Krishna, Doni and Bhima rivers, deep black soil, red sandy soil and mixed soils, semi-arid climatic conditions and diverse agricultural produce. It is estimated that nearly 80 percent of the land is under cultivation with a thriving agro and food processing industry providing employment... Continue Reading →

Koderma Lime

Koderma district in Jharkhand is blessed with abundant natural resources, mineral deposits and diverse horticultural crops. In recent years, this district has emerged as a major producer of fruits like lime, apple, guava, bael, jamun, custard apple, tamarind and karonda (black currant).   The agro-climatic conditions (warm summers, cool winters, average annual rainfall of 1344... Continue Reading →

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