India’s Pine Nuts industry is confined to a tiny portion of the Himalayas Kinnaur. Pinus gerardiana known as Chilgoza (Neoza ) is a pine that is native to the northwestern Himalayas from Afghanistan and Pakistan. In India, it is only found in Kinnaur. Growing at an elevation between 1800 meters and 3350 meters. It is collected by the local people and then hand sorted.