In 2008, Raja Mircha or Ghost Pepper received Geographical Indication certification. It is consistently ranked among the top five hottest chilies in the world, according to Scoville Heat Units, and is noted for its distinct scent and flavor.
On Wednesday, Nagaland transported over 250 kg of Raja Mircha, commonly known as Naga King Chilli, to London. It is Nagaland’s first such export, and it comes as the state grapples with the Covid-19 outbreak and a drought-like scenario.
Y Kikheto Sema, Nagaland’s agriculture production commissioner, said that the first consignment of Raja Mircha to the European market is a momentous day for the state’s farming community, adding that it will raise awareness and enhance commerce.
The Peren district export was supervised by the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority and the Nagaland State Agricultural Marketing Board.
According to Sema, numerous centrally sponsored programmes can help improve Naga King Chilly output.