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GUJARAT TO PATENT DRAGON FRUIT AS ‘KAMALAM

GUJARAT TO PATENT DRAGON FRUIT AS ‘KAMALAM

Context

The Gujarat Government is to patent the Dragon Fruit for the sake of "Kamalam". Kamalam is additionally the name of the BJP state party base camp in Gujarat.

Dragon Fruit:

  • The Dragon natural product is a desert plant assortment natural product. It is broadly developed in Southeast Asia, the United States, Australia, India, Caribbean islands and Mesoamerica.
  • The absolute life expectancy of a Dragon fruit is 15-20years. They fill in areas where summer temperatures transcend forty degrees Celsius.
  • These grow only during summers.
  • The world’s largest producer and exporter of dragon fruit is Vietnam, where the plant was brought by the French in the 19th century.
  • The Vietnamese call it thanh long, which translates to “dragon’s eyes”, believed to be the origin of its common English name.
  • It was brought to India in the 1990s, and is grown in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  • It grows in all kinds of soil, and does not require much water.

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