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Dahanu Gholvad Sapota

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  • May 21, 2021
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Dahanu Gholvad Sapota

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – I – Geography 

In news

  • Dahanu Gholvad Sapota (Chikoo) was in news recently. 
  • A consignment from Palghar district of Maharashtra was shipped to the United Kingdom, giving major boost to exports of GI certified products.

Key takeaways 

  • GI certification of Ghovad Sapota is held by Maharashtra Rajya Chikoo Utpadak Sangh. 
  • The fruit is known for its sweet and unique taste. 
  • It is believed that the unique taste is derived from calcium rich soil of Gholvad village.

Do you know? 

  • Sapota-growing states- Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh. 
  • Highest growers: Karnataka, Maharashtra.

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