GI(Geographical Indicator) Tags

Indian basmati rice all set to get GI tag

  1. The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has ordered issue GI tag for basmati rice grown in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) on the foothills of the Himalayas
  2. This means north Indian Basmati rice-producing states like Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and parts of Uttar Pradesh and J&K will get the GI tag
  3. The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) had applied for registration of GI basmati rice
  4. The order comes 7 years after APEDA initiated steps to protect and get GI recognition for Basmati cultivated in the IGP
  5. This will preserve the unique identity of the aromatic rice in the international markets

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