Ramgarh Papaya

Papaya, a deva phalam (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... 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 →

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 →

Banarasi Tamatar ki Chaat

Tamatar ki chaat as the name suggests is essentially a chatpata chaat with tomato at the helm. Though the tamatar ki chaat sold in Prayagraj and Lucknow is amazing, the Banarasi tamatar ki chaat is in a class of its own. The explosion of flavours - spicy, sweet, sour, tangy and crunchy in each bite is pure... 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 →

Gumla Green Chilli

The state of Jharkhand is famous for its stunning natural beauty, ancient temples, archaeological sites, mineral deposits and agricultural produce. Jharkhand is a largely agrarian economy with more than 60 percent of its people involved in farming and animal husbandry. Each district has its own signature crop that is in great demand in the markets... Continue Reading →

Sheohar Moringa

Bihar, a largely agrarian economy contributes a sizeable share to India's annual production of paddy, wheat, maize, lentils, chickpea, sugarcane, jute, mango, banana, litchi, jackfruit, guava, grass pea and now moringa. It is estimated that Bihar has the highest proportion of total land put to agricultural use in India.   The cropping pattern seen in... Continue Reading →

Bhojpur Pea (Grass Pea)

Grass pea (Lathyrus sativus L.), known locally as khesari dal (kesari dal) was once an economically important crop grown extensively in Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. Archaeological excavations in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Madhya Pradesh revealed that this crop was cultivated in the Late Neolithic and Bronze Age. This crop can survive... Continue Reading →

Bidar Ginger

Bidar district known as 'The Crown of Karnataka' is blessed with rich history, culture, architecture, national resources and agricultural produce. Located in North Karnataka, Bidar has the ideal climatic conditions (hot dry summers, cold winters and decent rainfall in the monsoon) and a mixture of clayey, red loamy, deep alluvial black calcareous clayey, deep black... Continue Reading →

Kishanganj Pineapple

Kishanganj district, located on the foothills of the Himalayas is famous for its jute and paddy. In recent years, small and marginal farmers of this district have started cultivating tea and pineapple that are much sought-after in the markets of Delhi, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi, West Bengal and others.   Kishanganj has the ideal agro-climatic conditions... Continue Reading →

Sonitpur Jackfruit

The North Bank Plain Zone (NBPZ) of Assam comprising of Darrang, Dhemaji, Lakhimpur and Sonitpur districts is renowned for its high-quality tea, native rice varieties, pulses, maize, oilseeds and rich and diverse horticultural crops. The indigenous pineapple, jackfruit, banana, papaya, cabbage, Assam lemon, black pepper and others grown here are much sought-after in domestic and... Continue Reading →

Koppal Guava

It is perhaps not known to many that India is the largest producer of guava in the world with an average annual production of around 21 MT. Though a fair portion of the annual produce is consumed as a table fruit, Indian guava varieties are ideally suited for manufacturing fruit pulp, puree, juice, syrup, flavoured... Continue Reading →

Madhubani Makhana (Foxnut)

Lotus seeds, commonly known as makhana is mainly cultivated in Bihar, Assam and West Bengal with Bihar accounting for more than 85 percent of the total production in India. Also known as gorgon nut or foxnut, this superfood thrives in the agro-climatic conditions prevailing in the districts of Madhubani, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Saharsa, Katihar, Purnia, Supaul,... Continue Reading →

Soraba Pineapple (Shivamogga Pineapple)

Shimoga (Shivamogga), popularly called the 'Rice Bowl of Karnataka' is a picture-perfect lush green landscape dotted with waterfalls, paddy fields and palm groves. The waters of the Tungabhadra, Sharavati, Varada and Kumudavathi rivers and fertile alluvial soil contribute largely to the excellent agricultural produce of this district.   Shimoga district is famous for its paddy,... Continue Reading →

Tawang Walnut

The North Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh has earned well deserved accolades in the last five years for its excellent agri-horticultural produce, thriving food processing sector and strides in organic farming and certification that has changed the fortunes of small and marginal farmers in the state.   As Arunachal is largely an agrarian economy, age-old... Continue Reading →

Chintamani Tomato (Chikkaballapur Tomato)

It is perhaps not known to many that Chintamani in the newly created Chikkaballapur district in Karnataka has some of the best agricultural produce of South India. Mangoes, bananas, peanuts, dairy products, bitter gourd, avarekai, sarsaparilla juice (nannari sharbat) and tomatoes are transported to the markets of nearby Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu as... Continue Reading →

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