Bhalia Wheat – UPSC Prelims

Bhalia Wheat:
  • Bhalia Wheat is also known as Daudkhani Wheat.
  • It is a type of long grain wheat cultivated in Bhal region in the north of Gulf of Khambhat, Gujarat, India.
  • Characteristics: The unique characteristic of the Bhalia wheat is that it is grown in the rainfed condition without irrigation and cultivated in around two lakh hectares of agricultural land in Gujarat.
  • GI Tag: The Bhalia variety of wheat received GI certification in 2011.The registered proprietor of GI certification is Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat.
  • Nutritional Benefits: Bhalia Wheat is rich in Gluten, a type of amino acid. It has high protein content and is sweet in taste.
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