India's GI List Gets Longer with 20 New Products

Published: 06th April 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Wooden lacquer wear and toys from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi, Bengaluru rose onion, Naga tree tomato, Mizo chilli, Makrana marble from Rajasthan, Nendran banana from Kerala and Meerut scissors - the Geographical Indications (GI) Registry has just got longer. The Office of the Geographical Indications Registry, Chennai, has registered 20 more agriculture produce, handicrafts, manufactured goods, food stuff and natural material from across the country.

ON THE MAP.PNGWith this, there are 235 products that have received the GI index.

In the latest list of 20, most are from the Seven Sisters - nine agricultural produces native to the North East region. Four handicraft items and a manufactured item (Meerut scissors) from Uttar Pradesh also made it to the list.

The GI tag refers to any indication that identifies a product (agricultural, natural or manufactured) as belonging to a particular place where the quality, reputation and the like are attributable to its area of origin.

By registering on the index, these popular products indigenous to a particular place can be differentiated from similar, competing products. Often at times, like Tanjore paintings, it allows the artisan or producer to claim a premium for genuine products.

Stay up to date on all the latest Chennai news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp