Guwahati News Desk: A special King Chilli known as ‘Raja Mircha’ from Nagaland makes its way to London for the first time after being exported via Air India flight from the International Cargo complex of Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International (LGBI) Airport of Guwahati.
Its a major boost for the Nagaland products of the northeastern region as ‘Raja Mircha’ was exported to London via Guwahati by air route for the first time.
According to the sources, the Raja Mircha was also considered as the world’s hottest chilli based on the Scoville Heat Units (SHU’s). The King Chilli was exported from Tening area of the Peren district of Nagaland and was packed at APEDA assisted packhouse at Guwahati.
Nagaland chilli is also referred to as Bhoot Jolokia and Ghost pepper which got Geographical Indication (GI) in the year 2008.
For the first-ever export, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) has collaborated with the Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board (NSAMB) and the samples were sent for laboratory testing in June and July 2021 which found grown organically.
The APEDA will continue to focus on the northeastern region which is a rich organic material that can be carried out for export abroad.
Earlier in 2021, the APEDA has exported Assam’s Kaji Nemu to London, Red Rice of Assam to the United States, Jackfruits from Tripura to England and Germany and Leteku ‘Burmese Grape’ to Dubai.