Nagaland holds its first ever Naga Mircha Festival at Seihama

Nagaland holds its first ever Naga Mircha Festival at Seihama

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Category : State Published on: September 14 2022

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  • In a first of its kind in Nagaland, Naga Mircha (Naga King Chilli) Festival 2022 has been organised at Seiyhama Village under Kohima district. 
  • The festival was sponsored by the Department of Horticulture.
  • Considered as the world’s hottest chilli – Naga Mircha (King Chilli) has constantly been placed on the top five in the list of the world’s hottest chilies based on the SHUs. 
  • Also referred as ‘Raja Mircha’, ‘Bhoot Jolokia’ or ‘Ghost Pepper’, this chilli attained Geographical Indication (GI) certification in 2008. It belongs to genus Capsicum of family Solanaceae.
  • Naga Chilli’ or ‘Raja Mircha’ is an indigenous crop of Nagaland believed to have originated from Nagaland’s Zeliangrong region; and is extensively grown in Peren, Mon, Kohima and Dimapur.
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