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Ladakh receives GI Tag for its famous Raktsey Karpo Apricot

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21 December 2022, New Delhi: The Ladakh Apricot Raktsey Karpo received its first-ever Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Government of India. This highly sought-after GI tag accreditation is granted for 20 years. 

Even though there are more than thirty different varieties of apricots growing in Ladakh, only the Raktsey Karpo variety is specific to the Ladakh area. This Ladakh-only Apricot is unparalleled in flavour and colour.

The Apricot is a notable fruit among the other nine fruits found in Ladakh, with extensive cultivation in both the Leh and Kargil Districts. Apricots are also being promoted for Kargil as One District One Product. The Sham regions of lower Ladakh, which include Dha-Hanu, Garkhon, Skurbuchan, Domkhar, Wanla, Khaltse, and Timosgang, as well as Kargil, have a particularly high distribution of the fruit.

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