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Odisha to apply for GI Tag on Kandhamal Haldi

Bhubaneswar: While the battle over GI tag for 'Rasagola' continues between Odisha and West Bengal, Kandhamal Turmeric, known as 'Kandhamal Haldi' may get the geographical indication (GI) tag soon, as Odisha Govt has decided to apply for the same, informs Odisha MSME Minister Prafulla Samal.

More than 50% people in Kandhamal district in Odisha, depend on turmeric cultivation. The district also has Kandhamal Apex Spice Association for Marketing (KASAM), which helps the farmers engaged in turmeric production.

Kandhamal Haldi is globally recognised and has got many international certifications for best organic quality. The best part of turmeric cultivation in Kandhamal is that the farmers do not use synthetic chemical inputs and preserve the purity of the soil and their produce during the cultivation.

Thunderstorm Warning For 15 Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department here issued a thunderstorm warning for 15 districts across Odisha and advised people to remain ale...

Congress' Mahanadi Suraksha Samiti Rally To Kickstart From Today

Jharsuguda: The Congress will today start its Mahanadi Suraksha Samiti rally to protest construction of barrages by the Chhattisgarh government in ups...

Odisha Vigilance raids house of crorepati headmaster

Rourkela: Vigilance sleuths on Tuesday conducted simultaneous raids on the residences of a headmaster of a state government run primary school in Sund...

Indefinite Sinapali bandh begins; normal life hit

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been severely hit at Sinapali in Nuapada district due to an indefinite bandh being observed by the Sinapali Yubak Sangha ...