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5th January, 2024 Economy


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Context: The Similipal Kai chutney made with red weaver ants, a traditional delicacy of the tribal people in Odisha's Mayurbhanj district has been granted a geographical indication tag on January 2, 2024.

Key Highlights

  • The GI tag acknowledges the traditional knowledge and practices of the tribal communities in Mayurbhanj who have been preparing this chutney for generations. It helps protect this culinary heritage from imitation and ensures its authentic preparation continues.
  • The GI tag can boost the livelihood of the tribal communities involved in collecting and preparing the chutney. It can attract a wider market and potentially increase their income.
  • The GI tag establishes a standard for the chutney, ensuring consumers receive a genuine and high-quality product. This can build trust and attract a loyal customer base.
  • The GI tag puts Similipal kai chutney on the map, both nationally and internationally. This can increase its popularity and potentially open doors for export opportunities.

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Q. Which Indian state has received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Similipal Kai Chutney?

A. Kerala

B. Odisha

C. West Bengal

D. Tamil Nadu

Answer: B

Explanation: The Geographical Indication (GI) tag was granted to Similipal Kai Chutney, recognizing its unique origin and traditional recipe specifically linked to the state of Odisha.