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Centre awards nine GI tags to take total to 432, Kerala bags five

The centre govt has awarded nine GI tags including gamocha of Assam, Tandur red gram of Telangana, Raktsey Karpo apricot of Ladakh, and Alibag white onion of Maharashtra, have been given the coveted GI tag. Kerala state received five GI tags for its agricultural produce. Adding to the present collection of Geographical Indications (GIs), nine new items the total number of GI tags in India comes to 432.

  • The top five states that hold the maximum number of GIs are Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Kerala. Of these, 401 are Indian-origin products.
  • Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have the highest number of GI tags, followed by Kerala (35), Uttar Pradesh (34), and Maharashtra (31).

Geographical Indications (GIs)

  • World Trade Organization (WTO) recognized GI Tags to denote the geographical territory from where a product, be it agricultural produce, natural product, or manufactured, conveys the assurance of quality, distinctiveness, and attributes that are unique to that specific geographic region/place of origin.
  • India enacted the Geographical Indications (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 after being a member of WTO.

New items got the GI Tag in India

  • Gamosa of Assam,
  • Tandur Red Gram of Telangana
  • RaktseyKarpo Apricot of Ladakh
  • Alibag White Onion of Maharashtra
  • Attappady Thuvara of kerala
  • Kanthalloor Vattavada Veluthulli of kerala
  • Kodungallur Pottuvellari of kerala

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