Which fruit is renamed as ‘Kamalam’?

The Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that the dragon fruit would be renamed as Kamalam, which in Sanskrit means lotus. The new name is based on the outer shape of the fruit, which resembles a lotus. The state’s forest department had earlier applied to ICAR for the renaming of the fruit, which is also known as pitahaya or strawberry pear in different parts of the world.

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