Jalgaon Banana – UPSC Prelims

Jalgaon Banana:
  • Jalgaon is known as the ‘banana hub’ of Maharashtra.
  • It accounts for about 50% of the State’s banana plantation.
  • In 2016, the Jalgaon Banana got the Geographical Indication(GI) Tag certification.
  • The quality of Banana from the Jalgaon is different because of the proximity to the Tapi river.
  • The minerals and fibres in the Jalgaon Banana lend it a unique quality, which makes the Jalgaon soil unique for banana cultivation.
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