Published on: September 6, 2023

Koraput Kalajeera

Koraput Kalajeera

Why in news? Koraput Kalajeera Rice from Odisha gets GI Tag


Origin – Koraput district in Odisha


  • Known as “Prince of Rice”
  • It is a lowland aromatic rice variety and looks like black cumin seeds which gives it typical name Kalajeera.
  • The rice has a unique taste, smell and also has medicinal properties

It is cultivated over generations by the tribal communities of Koraput district