Turmeric as Geographical Indication
Waigaon Turmeric has tremendous opportunity for agro-processing. Turmeric extract has a big potential in pharmaceutical, dairy, and many food processing industries.
Waigaon Turmeric can fetch great demand in Foreign countries as spices and Ayurvedic medicine. Waigaon Turmeric is an organic produce, attains a special status with high commercial advantage.
Organic food colors are in great demand in many developed countries. Waigaon Turmeric with high curcumin content and pleasing aroma may be used to export the color extracts.
GI Registration of Waigaon Turmeric will help in empowerment of farmers, processors and increase the local employment as well.
Uniqueness of Turmeric
Matures in just 180 days, earlier than other varieties.
High Curcumin Content – 6.12%
Distinctive yellowness.(The higher Curcumin percentage, the deeper is the yellow color)
Waigaon Turmeric has a special standing for its aroma and Curcumin content
Waigaon Turmeric crop is grown under the organic farming systems, furthermore processed as per mentioned in Ayurveda, which tends to enhance its curative power at least 3 times the normal crop
- Preparing powder of herbs by using stone equipment and human labour
- No speedy machinery used.
Proof of Origin
Waigaon- An exclusive turmeric growing village
Long history since Mughal province
According to government records of Wardha district, it has been mentioned that ‘Waigaon Turmeric cultivation’ was allotted to ‘Mali’ Community in Mughal province.
The black soil of Waigaon is suitable for turmeric cultivation. Additionally 10 feet deep black soil available layer helps in water retention in soil. Black soil from Waigaon is alkaline in nature having pH more than 8 and it contains organic carbon.
But due to heavy rains, the excessive salts are washed away and soil becomes neutral in reaction; thus, it become productive.
Characteristics Observations Explanation pH 8.24 Medium alkali Organic Carbon (%) 0.425 Medium Available Nitrogen (Kg/Ha) 294 Medium Available Phosphorus(Kg/Ha) 22.590 Less Available Potassium(Kg/Ha) 295.68 High