by aditya abhishek
Betel leaves are harvested from an evergreen, climber vine called "Betel Vine." It is mostly used in Asian countries primarily in India.
India is the largest betel leaves producing country in the world. Betel leaves are cultivated in an area of 43,000 hectares with production worth around 9000 million rupees.
From 2021 to 2022, around 3,440,080 tonnes of betel leaves worth 6.21 USD Millions were exported to other countries mainly Vietnam, United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, etc.
Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal and Maharashtra are the largest betel leaf producing states in India.
In Andhra Pradesh betel leaf varieties Karapaku, Chennor, Tellaku, Bangla and Kalli Patti are cultivated.
In Assam betel leaf varieties Assam Patti, Awani pan, Bangla and Khasi pan are cultivated. Leaves of every variety differ in taste.
In Bihar betel leaf varieties Desi pan, Calcutta, Paton, Maghai and Bangla pan are cultivated. Magahi paan of Bihar is cultivated in Nawada, Gaya, Aurangabad & Nalanda districts.
In Karnataka betel leaf varieties Kariyale, Mysoreale and Ambadiale are cultivated. Betel leaf is primarily cultivated in Uttara kannada district of Karnataka.
In Odisha betel leaf varieties Godi Bangla, Nova Cuttak, Sanchi and Birkoli are cultivated. Betel leaf is primarily cultivated in Puri, Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam and Khurda districts.
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