Chengalikodan Banana Gets GI Tag

Published: 21st August 2015 03:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2015 03:44 AM   |  A+A-

THRISSUR: Coming as a huge relief to banana farmers in the hustle and bustle of the Onam season, Geographical Indication (GI) was announced for a famous nendran banana variety called Chengalikodan, at an event held at Peringandur Service Co-operative bank (PSC Bank), Athani here.

District panchayat president C C Sreekumar made the official declaration of the GI status accorded by the Central GI registry to the variety and also unveiled its logo. KAU Director of research Dr I Johnkutty presided over the occasion.

Chengalikodan Banana, the special variety grown in suburbs of Thrissur and Thalappilly thaluks  is  noted for its unique  size, shape,  colour and taste.

Today, the major areas of cultivation of this variety in Thrissur include Chowannur, Puzhakkal, Wadakkanchery, Pazhayannur and Ollukkara block panchayats. The bananas is also to be given as Kazchakula in Guruvayoor temple.

The demand for this Nendran variety shoots up during the Onam season.


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