- The central government has decided to give a renewed push to the usage of geographical indications (GI) tags
- It aims to promote India’s unique agricultural products in international markets
- Darjeeling Tea and Basmati Rice are India’s two most popular GI-tagged agricultural goods
The central government has decided to give a renewed push to the usage of geographical indications (GI) tags to promote India’s unique agricultural products in international markets, in keeping with the
‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ vision.
Agricultural items with a Geographical Indication (GI)
As on date, there are 417 registered GI products and of them, and among these there are 150 GI-tagged products in India, which are agricultural and food products. Around 100 registered GI items are classified as scheduled agricultural products out of 150 GI-tagged products (cereals, processed products, vegetables, etc). Darjeeling Tea and Basmati Rice are India’s two most popular GI-tagged agricultural goods. Many other GI-tagged items from various states, on the other hand, have significant export potential.
The Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) made it easier to export GI-tagged agricultural items including Kala Namak Rice, Naga Mircha, Bangalore Rose Onion, Nagpur
Oranges, Madurai Malli, Jalgaon Banana, and others last year.
In collaboration with overseas shops, APEDA launched promotional initiatives in importing countries. To boost exports, samples of GI-tagged products were delivered to a few nations.
APEDA also hosted buyer-seller meetings for North East India’s distinctive GI goods, such as Arunachal Orange, Tripura Queen Pineapple, and Karbi Anglong Ginger, among others.
India’s most notable exports
West Bengal sold three GI types of mango to Bahrain and Qatar. Shahi Litchi with a GI tag was shipped from Bihar’s Muzaffarpur area to the United Kingdom. South Korea received GI-tagged Banaganapalle Mango from Andhra Pradesh.