A consignment of ‘Raja Mircha’, also referred to as King Chilli or Bhoot Jolokia, from Nagaland, has been exported to London for the 1st time.
“This is a major improve to exports of Geographical Indications (GI) goods from the north-japanese location,” in accordance to an official launch of the Commerce & Industry Ministry on Wednesday.
GI is a signal utilised on goods that have a unique geographical origin and possess features or a track record that are due to that origin.
The Agriculture and Processed meals manufacturing Export Development Authority (APEDA) had collaborated with the Nagaland Point out Agricultural Marketing and advertising Board in sending samples for laboratory testing in June and July and the results had been encouraging as it is grown organically.
The consignment of King Chilli, also deemed as world’s best dependent on the Scoville Heat Units (SHUs), was sourced from Tening, section of Peren district, Nagaland and was packed at APEDA-assisted packhouse at Guwahati, the launch stated.
Exporting refreshing King Chilli posed a obstacle because of its really perishable character, the launch mentioned.
In 2021, APEDA facilitated exports of jackfruits from Tripura to London and Germany, Assam lemon to London, red rice of Assam to the United States and Leteku ‘Burmese grape’ to Dubai.