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Dragon fruit to be known as 'Kamalam' in India's Gujarat

Gandhinagar - “The name of dragon fruit associated with China and we have changed it,” CM Rupani said.



By ANI

Published: Wed 20 Jan 2021, 7:27 AM

India’s Gujarat government has decided to rename dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’ as the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus, said Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday.

“The state government has decided rename dragon fruit. As the outer shape of the fruit resembles a lotus, dragon fruit shall be renamed as Kamalam,” said Rupani.

“The name of dragon fruit associated with China and we have changed it,” he added.

Kamalam in Sanskrit means lotus. Dragon Fruit that has become increasingly popular in recent years, is a tropical fruit with a unique look and taste.


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