Nagaland holds its first ever Naga Mircha Festival at Seihama
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The 'Naga Mircha (Naga King Chili) Festival' - 2022 was organised for the first time on 10th September at Seihama village of Kohima district in Nagaland.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The festival was organised by the Horticulture Department.
Many northern Angami villages cultivate chillies, with the village of Seihama becoming a major producer with a variety of species.
About Naga Mircha :
Considered to be the world's hottest chili, the Naga Mircha (King Chili) has consistently been placed in the top five in the list of world's hottest chilies based on SHU.
It is also known as 'Raja Mircha', 'Bhoot Jolokia' or 'Ghost Pepper'.
It was granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag in 2008. It belongs to the genus Capsicum of the Solanaceae family.
It is an indigenous crop of Nagaland, which is believed to have originated from the Jeliangrong region of Nagaland and is extensively grown in Peren, Som, Kohima and Dimapur.
It is of normal size and matures to a bright red colour.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
Nagaland State :
Nagaland was formally recognized as a separate state on December 1, 1963, with Kohima declared as its capital.
It is bounded by Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast, Manipur in the south and Assam in the west and northwest and Myanmar (Burma) in the east.
Mithun (Gyal) is the state animal of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
Blyth's Tragopan is the state bird of Nagaland.
The Konyaks are the largest tribe, followed by the Aos, Tangkhul, Semas and Angami.
Other tribes include the Lotha, Sangtam, Phom, Chang, Khim Hungama, Yimchungar, Zeliang, Chakhesang (chokri) and Rengm
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