For the first time Asafoetida cultivation will be in Himachal Pradesh #YesPahari

Despite not being a producer of Asafoetida (Hing), India consumes 40% of World’s total production each year. View more at #YesPahari.
Hing is produced only in Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Baluchistan, Iran and Iraq but now for the first time efforts are on to produce it in Himachal Pradesh as a scientist from Bilaspur district has procured seeds of Hing from Iran. If experiment remains a success then it would change the economy of hill state as one Kg of pure Hing is sold for Rs 35,000.

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