GI certified mangoes exported
GS PAPER III: Indian Economy and issues relating to Planning, Mobilization of Resources, Growth, Development and Employment.
Context: Exports of 16 varieties of mangoes from Eastern region including three GI certified Khirsapati and Lakshmanbhog from West Bengal, and Zardalu (Bihar) to Bahrain.
- APEDA has been initiating measures to boost mango exports from the non-traditional regions and states.
- APEDA in collaboration with Indian embassy exported about 2.5 tonnes of GI certified Banganapalli and other variety Survarnarekha mangoes sourced from farmers in Krishna & Chittor districts of Andhra Pradesh.
About GI tags:
- A geographical indication or GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
- Geographical Indications are part of the intellectual property rights that comes under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
- In India, Geographical Indications registration is administered by the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act of 1999.
- Geographical indications are typically used for agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine and spirit drinks, handicrafts, and industrial products.
- It is basically an assurance that the product is coming from that specific area. It's kind of trademark in the international market.
- Products that recently got GI tags are
- Kashmir Saffron
- Gorakhpur Terracotta
- Manipur Chak-Hao
- Jharkhand Sohrai – Khovar Painting
- Telangana Telia Rumal