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Digitalizing Cooperatives

Hathras Hing

For the past 100 years, Hathras has been a major producer of hing, or asafoetida. The district now has a unique identity as a result.

The produce

Asafoetida is named after the Latin word foetidus, which means stinking, and the Persian word aza, which means mastic or resin. It is a gum made from the sap of the ferula plant, which is a gigantic fennel with an unpleasant smell.

GI tag

Hathras Hing received the GI tag in 2023.

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