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A homegrown asafoetida or hing sapling | Photo: CSIR-IHBT

India is finally cultivating hing, a spice that costs $130 million to import each year

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A homegrown asafoetida or hing sapling | Photo: CSIR-IHBT

India starts cultivating hing, a staple ingredient that costs $130 mn each year to import

Hing is currently imported from Afghanistan and Iran but scientists from CSIR-IHBT, Palampur, have begun growing it in Himachal’s Lahaul and Spiti district.

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