Districts / Region
Jalgaon District, Maharashtra, India
The Jalgaon Bananas have gained the GI (Geographical
Indication) Mark in 2016 by the Government of India. It is even
the prominent fruit eaten in Maharashtra State.
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Jalgaon is a district in the Khandesh region of Maharashtra known as the ‘Banana City of Maharashtra’. The region contributes approximately two-thirds of Maharashtra's banana production. The district produces 3.4 million tonnes of Bananas every year. Banana Research Station Jalgaon, a regional research station since 1960, is under the Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri and is the only premium research station in Maharashtra state working on the banana crop.
Jalgaon Bananas are exported to various countries across the
world. It is said that in the 1960's an initiative was taken by the
government to promote Banana plantation and commercial
production in Khandesh. The initiative taken by farmers like
Vasantrao Mahajan has resulted into the rise of Jalgaon as the
Bananas play a vital role in the economy of Jalgaon district.
Banana is a very common fruit seen used in religious rituals in
India. It has got Socio-religious associations in Indian Culture.