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Lakadong Turmeric

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  • February 7, 2022
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Lakadong Turmeric

Part of: Prelims and GS-III Economy 

Context: West Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, witnessed the first-of-its-kind Fly-Off Event to demonstrate the use of novel and innovative Drone technology for payload delivery.

  • It could serve as a model of solving the 1st mile connectivity issues for Lakadong Turmeric farmers from the hinterland.

Lakadong Turmeric 

  • Lakadong Turmeric has been identified under The One District, One Product (ODOP) Initiative, as a product with excellent potential for growth and export for West Jaintia Hills.
  • ODOP also partnered with AGNIi Mission, 
    • AGNIi Mission is one of the nine technology missions under the Prime Minister’s Science, Technology and Innovation Advisory Council to identify Indian innovative technologies that can play a transformative role in the end-to-end processing.
  • Lakadong Turmeric of West Jaintia Hills is one of   the   world’s   finest turmeric varieties with the highest curcumin content of 7-9%.
  • Meghalaya has applied for a Geographical Indication tag for Lakadong turmeric.
  • India produces 78% of the world’s turmeric.

About One District One Product Scheme

  • The scheme comes under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce & Industry.
  • It is aimed at promoting a competitive and staple product from a specific area to push sales and improve the standard of living of the local population.
  • It is basically a Japanese business development concept.
  • In India, Uttar Pradesh was the first state to launch the concept in 2018.

News Source: PIB

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