In India there is a presumption that good, juicy dates are procured only in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Little do we know that similar quality dates can be grown in India too.
India imports around 3.5 million metric tons every year. (Supplied)
Nizamuddin got the idea of cultivating dates while working in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
Finest Saudi dates
Tamil Nadu is an important state for dates in southern India. (Supplied)
Tissue culture technology
Nizamuddin imports tissue culture plants from wherever they have been developed. (Supplied)