India’s GI List reaches 288 as on December 30th 2016.

The office of the Geographical Indications Registry, Chennai, has registered 288 GI from April 2004, as on December 30th, 2016. Till date, Karnataka has the highest granted GI having 41 GI Registered, followed by Maharashtra with 35, Kerala with 24 GI and Tamil Nadu with 22. Various other states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttrakhand and…

One Veg Kolhapuri please!

The blazing Kolhapuri Masala that foodies relish in every restaurant is now competing for a geographical indication Tag (GI). The Karveer Adarsha Mahila Aaudyogik Sahkari Sanstha (KAMAAS), a group of women self-help organizations, has requisitioned the GI mark for the luscious blend of distinctive flavors that adds a punch to the sustenance. The proposition was…

Nine North-Eastern Indian products gets Geographical Indication registry

The organic and exotic agricultural produce of Northeast India got nine products registered at geographical indication (GI) registry. These products included Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger, Assam Tezpur Litchi, Meghalaya Khasi Mandarin, Sikkim Large Cardamom, Mizoram Bird Eye Chilly, Manipur Kachai Lemon, Tripura Queen Pineapple, Arunachal Orange and Nagaland Tree Tomato According to North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (Neramac) this will…

European Union- Protection Scheme

The following EU schemes encourage diverse agricultural production, protect product names from misuse and imitation and help consumers by giving them information concerning the specific character of the products: Three EU schemes known as PDO (protected designation of origin): covers agricultural products and foodstuffs which are produced, processed and prepared in a given geographical area…