1st Consignment Of Kashmiri Walnut’s Despatched To Bengaluru – One District One Product – Free PDF



  • The first consignment of Kashmiri walnuts was recently flagged off from Budgam.
  • A truck carrying 2,000 kgs was despatched to Bengaluru, Karnataka under the One District, One Product (ODOP) Initiative of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

  • The Himalayan state accounts for 90 percent of India’s walnut production and with their superior quality and taste, they are rich in nutrients and widely in demand across the globe.
  • Hence, they are highly in demand worldwide.
  • Such efforts also give a boost to the Aatma Nirbhar Bharat campaign, in this case, a Bangalore based importer, previously sourced walnuts from the US, is now able to distribute quality walnuts at a fraction of the import cost.
  • On the sidelines of the flag off event, a roundtable conference was organised in Budgam wherein inputs were sought from industry representatives.

  • Horticulturists and trade representatives recommended the way forward includes domestic and international marketing through Buyer-Seller Meets, e-commerce on boarding of more agricultural and handicraft/handloom products as well as creating product/scheme awareness for products from each district which will be supported by the ODOP initiative under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry.

Kashmiri Walnuts

  • Kashmir enjoys its status as a major contributor to the export of Walnuts from India.
  • Walnuts grown in the Kashmir valley are certified as one of the most organic.
  • Walnuts have a high percentage of monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fats and are a good source of protein.

Health Benefits

  • Walnutsare rich in alpha-linolenic acid, a plant-based omega-3 fatty acid that strengthen the membranes of skin cells, locking in moisture and nutrients that keep it plump and glowing and keeping out toxins that can damage skin cells.
  • They also possess more polyphenolic compounds than any other type of nut.
  • Both omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols are considered critical brain foods that may counteract oxidative stress and inflammation, two drivers of cognitive decline.
  • Organic Kashmir Walnuts are wealthy in polyunsaturated fatsnwhich are better than saturated fats. Studies have shown that eating walnuts can help lower LDL, “bad” cholesterol in particular, but also lower cholesterol overall.
  • Walnuts are known for their astringent mouth-puckering taste but this can be reduced by soaking and dehydrating them.
  • This is because when walnuts are soaked, the tannins are rinsed away, leaving behind a softer, more buttery nut. Be sure to rinse the nuts property after soaking them.

  • Today, the fruit is cultivated on six continents. Antarctica is the exception.
  • California produces 95% of the apricots grown in the United States.
  • During the 1600s, apricot oil was used to treat medical conditions such as tumors, ulcers, and swelling.

One District One Product Scheme

  • One District One Product Scheme is an initiative that is seen as a transformational step forward towards realizing the true potential of a district, fuel economic growth, and generate employment and rural entrepreneurship, taking us to the goal of AtmaNirbhar Bharat.
  • This scheme is basically a Japanese business development concept, which gained prominence in 1979.
  • It is aimed at promoting a competitive and staple product from a specific area to push sales and improve the standard of living of the local population.
  • Over time, it has been replicated in other Asian countries as well.

Components of the Scheme

  • Identify one product per district based on the potential and strength of a district and national priorities
  • Develop a cluster for that product in the district which is capable of producing a world-class product with quality, scalability, and a brand
  • Provide market linkages
  • Address bottlenecks for exporting these products
  • Support local exporters/manufacturers to scale up manufacturing
  • Find potential buyers outside India with the aim of promoting exports
  • Promoting manufacturing & services industry in the District
  • Generate employment in the District


Mode of pollination in walnut is-

  1. Water pollination
  2. Wind Pollination
  3. Bee Pollination
  4. None of the above




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