Orange Production in India
India produces around 29 Lakh tonnes of Orange every year. Top orange producing states of India are Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra Rajasthan, Assam and Karnataka. The major varieties of Orange produced in India include Coorg mandarin, Khasi mandarin, Nagpur mandarin and Kinnow. Coorg Orange, Nagpur Orange and Arunachal Wackro Orange have been given GI protection.
Wakro is a location in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. The buyers from Assam used to come here and purchase these oranges at low rates. Then, they were neatly packed and sent to Bangladesh, rebranded as Bangladeshi products and exported to West Asian countries. It is hoped that GI protection would save the brand originality of Wakro oranges.