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Indian ‘Bhut Jolokia’ chilis underway to London

One of the hottest chilis in the world, known as the ‘Bhut Jolokia’ is underway from Guwahati to London for the first time. The produce was declared the hottest chili pepper in the world by Guinness World Records in 2007.

Airports Authority of India officials said that the chili was formally exported to London from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati via an Air India flight. quoted AAIs Regional Executive Director Ravi Kant as saying: “We are very much enthusiastic that the cargo export potential from the airports in the northeast region would grow benefiting the local food producing organisations, specially the farmers. The AAI has developed standard facilities in air cargo complex for enabling export of NER produce to the domestic as well as international markets.”

Guwahati Plant Quarantine Station Assistant Director Vageesh Pandey said that he is delighted to issue a Phytosanitary Certificate for “Bhut Jolokia”, which is going first time from Assam to the UK.

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