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GI certified mangoes exported

10th June, 2021 Economy

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