The reputation of Nagpur revolves around its speciality- Oranges famous world wide. The famous fruit is cultivated in the Vidharbha region of Maharashtra. The oranges cultivated here are sweet, fresh and juicy.
Total production: Nearly 5 lakh tons
Total area of cultivation : 20, 965 hectares area
Name of the popular orange industry : NOGA (National Orange Growers Association) in Motibagh area of Nagpur
History of Oranges
It was in the year 1896 when Late Shri.Raghujiraje Bhonsletested the fruit for the first time as a kitchen garden plant and it was considered a success. After this experiment, the cultivation of oranges gained momentum and its production increased to a greater extent. These happy fruits soon acquired the status of foreign exchange earning crops.