• Ongoing Climatic variations and rising input costs, has made cultivation of MDBL unviable in Mahoba district of U.P.
  • MDBL is one of the few betel leaf varieties in the country that has received Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
  • The variety, however, is highly susceptible to climatic fluctuations and needs a controlled environment.
  • Their size is larger than other betel varieties and they have a unique aroma, lesser fibre with a mild bitterness and sweet taste.
  • The betel claims an ancient lineage from the time of the Chandela rulers and is said to have been mentioned in the Ain-i-Akbari as a major crop in Mahoba that provided handsome revenue to the Mughal kingdom.
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