Dragon fruits produced by Kutch farmers in Gujarat exported to London

Gandhinagar: The consignments of ‘Kamalam’ fruit (Dragon fruit) sourced from the farmers of Gujarat and West Bengal have been exported to London and Bahrain for the first time on 3rd August.

The commerce ministry of India informed that the consignment of Kamalam dispatched to London was sourced from farmers of Kutch region and exported by APEDA (Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority) registered Packhouse at Bharuch in Gujarat, while the consignment of ‘dragon fruit’ exported to Kingdom of Bahrain was sourced from the farmers of West Midnapore (West Bengal) and exported by APEDA registered enterprises.

The Kamalam fruit has become popular in recent years and has been taken up for cultivation by farmers across various states due to its high export value. The fruit is known for providing various health benefits. It is cultivated in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and West Bengal. PM Modi had congratulated the farmers of Kutch for cultivating this fruit and ensuring India’s self-sufficiency in an episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’. DeshGujarat

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