A Look at the Geographical Indication Status – GI Tags of Northeast India

A Look at the Geographical Indication Status – GI Tags of Northeast India

Bhut Jolokia of Nagaland Darjeeling Tea of West Bengal Sikkim Large Cardamom Khasi Mandarin of Meghalaya

What Do These Names Have in Common?

These are the products listed among the 370 products (agriculture, handicrafts and textiles) which have been granted the Geographical Indication or GI Tag in India. These numbers are as of September 2020. Look up this list for the latest numbers.

You wonder which product got the first GI Tag in India? It was Darjeeling Tea.

Ever since Darjeeling Tea became the first GI tagged produce in India, in 2004-05, a further 369 products have been added to the list so far.

What Does Geographical Indication or Gi Tag Mean?

The official definition from the World Intellectual Property Organization reads:

A geographical indication (GI) is a symbol used on products that has a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. In addition, the qualities, characteristics or reputation of the product should be essentially due to the place of origin. (Source)

A Geographical Indication therefore:

  • Signifies a product that originates from a specific geographical territory or region
  • Confirms that the production, processing, preparation or manufacture of such product is unique to that location.
  • Attaches rights upon the specified product or products as the intellectual property of the community or producer

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How Does GI Tagging Help?

For every ten spoonfuls that you put into your mouth, there must be at least five times when you've asked yourself where the food came from. But lack of information precludes your curiosity and you go on.

With GI tagged produce, you now know exactly where your food comes from and that helps you decide whether you'd like to continue or stop. A good example is the Lakadong Turmeric, which is still in the process of being GI tagged. Once it has been tagged, you as a consumer can rest assured that the product is authentic, genuine and finds it origin in Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya.

Once the GI Tag is assigned to Lakadong, no other product can carry the tag or the name Lakadong Turmeric as the GI tagging also offers legal protection against free market malpractices. On the other hand, this procedure also helps open up the markets for the farmers of the particular region, enhancing the possibility of improving their revenue.

Before, middlemen and malpractitioners would have falsely tagged sub-standard products, farmers can now rest assured that their products will get first preference and fair prices.

Turmeric from Meghalaya is grown using traditional methods

The Trend in GI Registration in India

In the study of the list of registered GIs, an interesting trend that can be noticed is the state of origin of various registrations. The southern states in India have topped the charts in obtaining GI registrations as against the rest of the states. Karnataka leads the way with 48 GIs, followed by Tamil Nadu (38), Andhra Pradesh (20), Telengana (16) and Kerala (36). These numbers are as of September 2020. Look up this list for the latest numbers.

GI Registration Status of Northeast India

As of September 2020, out of the 370 GIs on the list released by the registrar of geographical indications, Chennai, 29 are from the Northeast (including Sikkim).

The chart below illustrates the percentage-wise distribution*:

Region wise registration of GI | Zizira

The GI-Tagged Products of Northeast India as of September 2020*

 

      Goods (As per Sec 2  
S. Application No. Geographical Indications (f) of GIG Act State
No     1999 )  
APRIL 2004 – MARCH 2005
1 1 & 2 Darjeeling Tea (word & logo) Agricultural West Bengal
2 3 Aranmula Kannadi Handicraft Kerala
3 4 Pochampalli Ikat Handicraft Telangana
APRIL 2005 – MARCH 2006
4 5 Salem Fabric Handicraft Tamil Nadu
5 7 Chanderi Sarees Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
6 8 Solapur Chaddar Handicraft Maharashtra
7 9 Solapur Terry Towel Handicraft Maharashtra
8 10 Kotpad Handloom fabric Handicraft Odisha
9 11 Mysore Silk Handicraft Karnataka
10 12 Kota Doria Handicraft Rajasthan
11 13 & 18 Mysore Agarbathi Manufactured Karnataka
12 15 Kancheepuram Silk Handicraft Tamil Nadu
13 16 Bhavani Jamakkalam Handicraft Tamil Nadu
14 19 Kullu Shawl Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
15 20 Bidriware Handicraft Karnataka
16 21 Madurai Sungudi Handicraft Tamil Nadu
17 22 Orissa Ikat Handicraft Odisha
18 23 Channapatna Toys & Handicraft Karnataka
Dolls
19 24 Mysore Rosewood Handicraft Karnataka
Inlay
20 25 Kangra Tea Agricultural Himachal Pradesh
21 26 Coimbatore Wet Grinder Manufactured Tamil Nadu
22 28 Srikalahasthi Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Kalamkari
23 29 Mysore Sandalwood Manufactured Karnataka
Oil
24 30 Mysore Sandal soap Manufactured Karnataka
25 31 Kasuti Embroidery Handicraft Karnataka
26 32 Mysore Traditional Handicraft Karnataka
Paintings
27 33 Coorg Orange Agricultural Karnataka
APRIL 2006 – MARCH 2007
28 34 Mysore Betel leaf Agricultural Karnataka
29 35 Nanjanagud Banana Agricultural Karnataka
30 37 Madhubani Paintings Handicraft Bihar
APRIL 2007 – MARCH 2008
31 44 Kondapalli Bommallu Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
32 47 Thanjavur Paintings Handicraft Tamil Nadu
33 53 Silver Filigree of Handicraft Telangana
Karimnagar
34 54 Alleppey Coir Handicraft Kerala
35 55 Muga Silk of Assam Handicraft Assam
36 65 Temple Jewellery of Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Nagercoil
37 69 Mysore Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
38 70 Udupi Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
39 71 Hadagali Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
40 17 Navara Rice Agricultural Kerala
41 36 Palakkadan Matta Agricultural Kerala
Rice
42 63 Thanjavur Art Plate Handicraft Tamil Nadu
43 76 Ilkal Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
44 73 Applique (Khatwa) Handicraft Bihar
Work of Bihar
45 74 Sujini Embroidery Handicraft Bihar
Work of Bihar
46 75 Sikki Grass Products Handicraft Bihar
of Bihar
        India (Kerala, Karnataka &
47 49 & 56 Malabar Pepper Agricultural Tamilnadu)
48 50 Allahabad Surkha Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
Guava
49 52 Nakshi Kantha Handicraft West Bengal
50 60 Ganjifa Cards of Handicraft Karnataka
Mysore
51 61 Navalgund Durries Handicraft Karnataka
52 62 Karnataka Bronzeware Handicraft Karnataka
53 77 Molakalmuru Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
54 85 Monsooned Malabar Agricultural India
Arabica Coffee (Karnataka & Kerala)
55 114 Monsooned Malabar Agricultural India
Robusta Coffee (Karnataka & Kerala)
56 72 Alleppey Green Agricultural India
Cardamom (Kerala & Tamilnadu)
57 78 Coorg Green Agricultural Karnataka
Cardamom
58 95 East India Leather Manufactured Tamil Nadu
59 94 Salem Silk known as Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Salem Venpattu
60 93 Kovai Kora Cotton Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Sarees
61 92 Arani Silk Handicraft Tamil Nadu
APRIL 2008 – MARCH 2009
62 83 Bastar Dhokra Handicraft Chattisgarh
63 84 Bastar Wooden Craft Handicraft Chattisgarh
64 91 Nirmal Toys and Craft Handicraft Telangana
65 59 Maddalam of Handicraft Kerala
Palakkad
66 58 Screw Pine Craft of Handicraft Kerala
Kerala
67 64 Swamimalai Bronze Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Icons
68 82 Bastar Iron Craft Handicraft Chattisgarh
69 87 Konark Stone carving Handicraft Odisha
70 88 Orissa Pattachitra Handicraft Odisha
71 90 Machilipatnam Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Kalamkari
72 110 Eathomozhy Tall Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Coconut
    Brass Broidered    
73 57 Coconut Shell Crafts of Kerala Handicraft Kerala
74 66 Blue Pottery of Jaipur Handicraft Rajasthan
75 67 Molela Clay Work Handicraft Rajasthan
76 68 Kathputlis of Handicraft Rajasthan
Rajasthan
77 97 Leather Toys of Indore Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
78 98 Bagh Prints of Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
79 100 Sankheda Furniture Handicraft Gujarat
80 101 Agates of Cambay Handicraft Gujarat
81 102 Bell Metal Ware of Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Datia and Tikamgarh
82 103 Kutch Embroidery Handicraft Gujarat
83 51 Kani Shawl Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
84 79 Chamba Rumal Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
85 80 Dharwad Pedha Food stuff Karnataka
86 81 Pokkali Rice Agricultural Kerala
87 86 & 108 Pipli Applique Work Handicraft Odisha
88 89 Budithi Bell & Brass Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Metal Craft
89 96 Thanjavur Doll Handicraft Tamil Nadu
90 104 Santiniketan Leather Handicraft West Bengal
Goods
91 105 Nirmal Furniture Handicraft Telangana
92 106 Nirmal Paintings Handicraft Telangana
93 107 Andhra Pradesh Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Leather Puppetry
94 111 Malda Laxman Bhog Agricultural West Bengal
Mango
95 112 Malda Khirsapati Agricultural West Bengal
(Himsagar) Mango
96 113 Malda Fazli Mango Agricultural West Bengal
97 46 Kashmir Pashmina Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
98 48 Kashmir Sozani Craft Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
99 109 Naga Mircha Agricultural Nagaland
100 116&117 Nilgiri (Orthodox) Agricultural Tamil Nadu
101 115 &118 Assam (Orthodox) Agricultural Assam
102 119 Lucknow Chikan Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
103 124 Virupakshi Hill Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Banana
104 126 Sirumalai Hill Banana Agricultural Tamil Nadu
105 120 Feni Manufactured Goa
        Andhra Pradesh
106 122 Uppada Jamdani Sarees Handicraft
 
APRIL 2009 – MARCH 2010
107 121 Tirupathi Laddu Food stuff Andhra Pradesh
108 125 Mango Malihabadi Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
Dusseheri
109 128 Puneri Pagadi Handicraft Maharashtra
110 99 Banaras Brocades and Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Sarees
111 127 Tangaliya Shawl Handicraft Gujarat
112 130 & 141 Vazhakulam Agricultural Kerala
Pineapple
113 131 Devanahalli Pomello Agricultural Karnataka
114 132 Appemidi Mango Agricultural Karnataka
115 133 Kamalapur Red Agricultural Karnataka
Banana
116 138 Santipore Saree Handicraft West Bengal
117 144 Cannanore Home Handicraft Kerala
Furnishings
118 43 Peruvian Pisco Manufactured Peru
119 147 Sanganeri Hand Block Handicraft Rajasthan
Printing
    Balaramapuram Sarees and Fine Cotton    
120 152 Fabrics Handicraft Kerala
APRIL 2010– MARCH 2011
121 142 Bikaneri Bhujia Food Stuff Rajasthan
122 143 Guntur Sannam Chilli Agricultural Andhra Pradesh
123 123 Nashik Valley Wine Manufactured Maharashtra
124 137 Gadwal Sarees Handicraft Telangana
125 149 Kinnauri Shawl Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
126 170 Kasaragod Sarees Handicraft Kerala
127 179 Kuthampully Sarees Handicraft Kerala
128 134 Sandur Lambani Handicraft Karnataka
Embroidery
129 148 Hand Made Carpet of Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Bhadohi
130 150 & 153 Paithani Sarees and Handicraft Maharashtra
Fabrics
131 154 Mahabaleshwar Agricultural Maharashtra
Strawberry
132 193 Hyderabad Haleem Food Stuff Telangana
133 140 Champangne Manufactured France
134 146 Napa Valley Manufactured United States of America
135 163 Central Travancore Agricultural Kerala
Jaggery
136 172 Champa Silk Saree Handicraft Chhattisgarh
And Fabrics
137 186 Wayanad Jeerakasala Agricultural Kerala
Rice
138 187 Wayanad Agricultural Kerala
Gandhakasala Rice
139 191 Kota Doria (Logo) Handicraft Rajasthan
140 165 Nashik Grapes Agricultural Maharashtra
141 171 Surat Zari Craft Handicraft Gujarat
142 190 Cheriyal Paintings Handicraft Telangana
143 194 Pembarthi Metal Craft Handicraft Telangana
144 6 Payyannur Pavithra Handicraft Kerala
Ring
        India (Punjab, Haryana &
145 27 Phulkari Handicraft Rajasthan)
146 136 Khandua Saree and Handicraft Odisha
Fabrics
147 129 Byadagi Chilli Agricultural Karnataka
148 151 Scotch Whisky Manufactured United Kingdom
149 164 Prosciutto di Parma Food Stuff Italy
 
 
APRIL 2011 – MARCH 2012
150 183 Bagru Hand Block Handicraft Rajasthan
Print
151 189 Venkatagiri Sarees Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
152 185 Gir Kesar Mango Agricultural Gujarat
153 192 Bhalia Wheat Agricultural Gujarat
154 201 Villianur Terracotta Handicraft Pondicherry
Works
155 202 Tirukanur Papier Handicraft Pondicherry
Mache Craft
156 230 Cognac Manufactured France
157 174 Kachchh Shawls Handicraft Gujarat
158 199 Udupi Mattu Gulla Agricultural Karnataka
Brinjal
159 173 Baluchari Saree Handicraft West Bengal
160 176 Dhaniakhali Saree Handicraft West Bengal
161 181 Kashmir Paper Machie Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
162 182 Kashmir Walnut Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
Wood Carving
163 203 Bobbili Veena Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
164 204 Khatamband Handicraft Jammu & Kashmir
165 213 Kinhal Toys Handicraft Karnataka
166 225 Chendamangalam Handicraft Kerala
Dhoties & Set Mundu
167 226 Porto Manufactured Portugal
168 227 Douro Manufactured Portugal
169 167 Gopalpur Tussar Handicraft Odisha
Fabrics
170 188 Siddipet Gollabama Handicraft Telangana
171 228 Ganjam Kewda Rooh Manufactured Odisha
172 229 Ganjam Kewda Agricultural Odisha
Flower
APRIL 2012 – MARCH 2013
173 197 Maheshwar Sarees & Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Fabrics
174 207 Dhalapathar Parda & Handicraft Odisha
Fabrics
175 208 Sambalpuri Bandha Handicraft Odisha
Saree & Fabrics
176 217 Bomkai Saree & Handicraft Odisha
Fabrics
177 219 Habaspuri Saree & Handicraft Odisha
Fabrics
    Berhampur Patta    
178 220 (Phoda Kumbha) Saree & Joda Handicraft Odisha
179 180 Bhagalpur Silk Handicraft Bihar
180 198 Mangalagiri Sarees Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
and Fabrics
181 238 Madurai Malli Agricultural Tamil Nadu
182 243 Tequila Manufactured Mexico
183 195 Pattamadai Pai Handicraft Tamil Nadu
("Pattamadai Mat")
    Nachiarkoil    
184 196 Kuthuvilakku ("Nachiarkoil Lamp") Handicraft Tamil Nadu
185 200 Chettinad Kottan Handicraft Tamil Nadu
186 214 Narayanpet Handloom Handicraft Telangana
Sarees
187 135 Toda Embroidery Handicraft Tamil Nadu
188 209 Thanjavur Veenai Handicraft Tamil Nadu
189 211 Bangalore Blue Grapes Agricultural Karnataka
190 233 Agra Durrie Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
191 234 Farrukhabad Prints Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
192 236 Lucknow Zardozi Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
193 237 Banaras Brocades and Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Sarees (Logo)
APRIL 2013 – MARCH 2014
194 205 Kalanamak Rice Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
195 232 Patan Patola Handicraft Gujarat
196 386 Orissa Pattachitra Handicraft Odisha
(Logo)
197 387 Bastar Dhokra (Logo) Handicraft Chhattisgarh
    Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh    
198 388 (Logo) Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
199 242 Kaipad Rice Agricultural Kerala
200 383 Kullu ShawL (Logo) Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
201 384 Muga Silk of Assam Handicraft Assam
(Logo)
202 155 Firozabad Glass Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
203 157 Kannauj Perfume Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
204 159 Kanpur Saddlery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
205 161 Moradabad Metal Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Craft
206 184 Saharanpur Wood Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Craft
    Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu    
207 215 Sarres And Paavadas Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
        India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Dadara & Nagar Haveli,
208 239 Warli Painting Handicraft Daman Diu)
209 240 Kolhapur Jaggery Agricultural Maharashtra
210 244 Thewa Art Work Handicraft Rajasthan
211 371 Shaphee Lanphee Handicraft Manipur
212 372 Wangkhei Phee Handicraft Manipur
213 373 Moirang Phee Handicraft Manipur
214 381 & 413 Kangra Paintings Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
        India (Maharashtra & Madhya
215 385 Nagpur Orange Agricultural Pradesh)
APRIL 2014 – MARCH 2015
216 399 Leather Toys of Indore Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
(Logo)
217 212 Bangalore Rose Onion Agricultural Karnataka
218 389 Meerut Scissors Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
219 178 Khurja Pottery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
220 374 Naga Tree Tomato Agricultural Nagaland
221 375 Arunachal Orange Agricultural Arunachal Pradesh
222 376 Sikkim Large Agricultural Sikkim
Cardamom
223 377 Mizo Chilli Agricultural Mizoram
224 382 Joynagar Moa Food Stuff West Bengal
225 397 Banaras Gulabi Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Meenakari Craft
226 435 Assam Karbi Anglong Agricultural Assam
Ginger
227 436 Tripura Queen Agricultural Tripura
Pineapple
228 479 Chengalikodan Agricultural Kerala
Nendran Banana
229 434 Ratlami Sev Food Stuff Madhya Pradesh
230 438 Tezpur Litchi Agricultural Assam
231 465 Khasi Mandarin Agricultural Meghalaya
232 466 Kachai Lemon Agricultural Manipur
233 405 Makrana Marble Natural Goods Rajasthan
234 457 Varanasi Wooden Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Lacquerware & Toys
235 458 Mirzapur Handmade Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Dari
APRIL 2015 – MARCH 2016
236 437 Memong Narang Agricultural Meghalaya
237 459 Nizamabad Black Handicrafts Uttar Pradesh
Pottery
        India (Punjab / Haryana /
        Himachal Pradesh / Delhi / Uttarkhand / Uttar Pradesh /
238 145 Basmati Agricultural Jammu & Kashmir)
    Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh    
239 505 (Logo ) Handicrafts Madhya Pradesh
240 507 Sankheda Furniture Handicrafts Gujarat
(Logo)
241 509 Kutch Embroidery Handicrafts Gujarat
(Logo)
242 510 Karnataka Bronzeware Handicrafts Karnataka
(Logo)
243 511 Ganjifa Cards of Handicrafts Karnataka
Mysore (Logo)
244 512 Navalgund Durries Handicrafts Karnataka
(Logo)
245 513 Thanjavur Art Plate Handicrafts Tamil Nadu
(Logo)
246 514 Swamimalai Bronze Handicrafts Tamil Nadu
Icons (Logo)
247 515 Temple Jewellery of Handicrafts Tamil Nadu
Nagercoil (Logo)
248 470 Ajara Ghansal Rice Agricultural Maharashtra
249 472 Mangalwedha Jowar Agricultural Maharashtra
250 474 Sindhudurg & Agricultural Maharashtra
Ratnagiri Kokum
251 508 Agates of Cambay Handicrafts Gujarat
(Logo)
252 210 Guledgudd Khana Handicrafts Karnataka
253 224 Udupi Sarees Handicrafts Karnataka
254 402 Kuthampally Dhoties Handicrafts Kerala
& Set Mundu
255 476 Waghya Ghevada Agricultural Maharashtra
256 477 Navapur Tur Dal Agricultural Maharashtra
257 489 Vengurla Cashew Agricultural Maharashtra
258 491 Lasalgaon Onion Agricultural Maharashtra
259 516 Maddalam of Handicrafts Kerala
Palakkad (Logo)
    Brass Broidered Coconut Shell Craft of    
260 517 Kerala (Logo) Handicrafts Kerala
261 518 Screw Pine Craft of Handicrafts Kerala
Kerala (Logo)
APRIL 2016 – MARCH 2017
262 490 Sangli Raisins Agricultural Maharashtra
263 351 Parmigiano Reggiano Manufactured Italy
264 398 Banaras Metal Handicrafts Uttar Pradesh
Repouse Craft
265 494 Beed Custard Apple Agricultural Maharashtra
266 495 Jalna Sweet Orange Agricultural Maharashtra
267 520 Uttarakhand Tejpat Agricultural Uttarakhand
268 471 Waigaon Turmeric Agricultural Maharashtra
269 500 Purandar Fig Agricultural Maharashtra
270 501 Jalgaon Bharit Brinjal Agricultural Maharashtra
271 502 Solapur Pomegranate Agricultural Maharashtra
272 527 Kashmiri Hand Handicrafts Jammu & Kashmir
Knotted Carpet
273 221 Jamnagari Bandhani Handicrafts Gujarat
274 503 Prosecco Manufactured Italy
275 532 Mysore Silk (Logo) Handicrafts Karnataka
276 177 Varanasi Glass beads Handicrafts Uttar Pradesh
277 349 Asiago Food Stuff Italy
278 473 Bhiwapur Chilli Agricultural Maharashtra
279 478 Ambemohar Rice Agricultural Maharashtra
280 493 Dahanu Gholvad Agricultural Maharashtra
Chikoo
281 498 Jalgaon Banana Agricultural Maharashtra
282 499 Marathwada Kesar Agricultural Maharashtra
Mango
283 390 Karvath Kati Sarees & Handicrafts Maharashtra
Fabrics
284 537 Applique (Khatwa) Handicrafts Bihar
Work of Bihar (Logo)
285 539 Molela Clay Work of Handicrafts Rajasthan
Rajasthan (Logo)
286 433 Bandar Laddu Food Stuff Andhra Pradesh
287 439 Joha Rice of Assam Agricultural Assam
288 522 Udayagiri Wooden Handicrafts Andhra Pradesh
Cutlery
289 525 Bardhaman Sitabhog Food Stuff West Bengal
290 526 Bardhaman Mihidana Food Stuff West Bengal
291 536 Sikki Grass Products Handicrafts Bihar
of Bihar (Logo)
292 538 Sujini Embroidery Handicrafts Bihar
Work of Bihar(Logo)
293 540 Blue Pottery of Jaipur Handicrafts Rajasthan
(Logo)
294 541 Kathputlis of Handicrafts Rajasthan
Rajasthan (Logo)
 
APRIL 2017 – MARCH 2018
295 241 Banaganapalle Mangoes Agricultural India (Telangana & Andhra
Pradesh
296 562 Pochampally Ikat Handicrafts Telangana
(Logo)
297 531 Gobindobhog Rice Agricultural West Bengal
298 481 Durgi Stone Carvings Handicrafts Andhra Pradesh
299 482 Etikoppaka Toys Handicrafts Andhra Pradesh
300 530 Tulapanji Rice Agricultural West Bengal
301 542 Chakshesang Shawl Handicrafts Nagaland
302 426 Mahabalipuram Stone Handicrafts Tamil Nadu
Sculpture
303 533 Banglar Rasogolla Food Stuff West Bengal
304 534 Lamphun Brocade Handicrafts Thailand
Thai Silk
305 543 Nilambur Teak Agricultural Kerala
306 453 Bankura Panchmura Handicraft West Bengal
Terracotta Craft
307 519 Pokaran Pottery Handicraft Rajasthan
308 521 Adilabad Dokra Handicraft Telangana
309 523 Warangal Durries Handicraft Telangana
310 524 Allagadda Stone Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Carving
311 551 Bhagalpuri Zardalu Agricultural Bihar
312 553 Katarni Rice Agricultural Bihar
313 554 Magahi Paan Agricultural Bihar
314 555 Ghazipur Wall- Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
hanging
315 556 Varanasi Soft Stone Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Jali Work
316 563 Bengal Dokra Handicraft West Bengal
317 564 Bengal Patachitra Handicraft West Bengal
318 565 Purulia Chau Mask Handicraft West Bengal
319 566 Wooden Mask of Handicraft West Bengal
Kushmandi
320 567 Madur kathi Handicraft West Bengal
 
APRIL 2018 – MARCH 2019
321 378 Jhabua Kadaknath Food Stuff Madhya Pradesh
Black Chicken Meat
322 558 Boka Chaul Agricultural Assam
323 350 & 577 Grana Padano Manufactured Italy
324 139 Alphonso Agricultural Maharashtra
325 380 RajKot Patola Handicraft Gujarat
326 552 Shahi Litchi of Bihar Agricultural Bihar
327 496 Sangli Turmeric Agricultural Maharashtra
328 585 Pethapur Printing Handicraft Gujarat
Blocks
329 169 Kolhapuri Chappal Handicraft India
(Karnataka & Maharashtra)
330 584 Silao Khaja Food Stuff Bihar
331 604 Coorg Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
332 605 Wayanaad Robusta Agricultural Kerala
Coffee
333 606 Chikmagalur Arabica Agricultural Karnataka
Coffee
334 607 Araku Valley Arabica Agricultural India
Coffee (Andhra Pradesh & Odisha)
335 608 Bababudangiris Agricultural Karnataka
Arabica Coffee
336 432 Himachali Kala Zeera Agricultural Himachal Pradesh
337 464 Sirsi Supari Agricultural Karnataka
338 468 Himachali Chulli Oil Manufactured Himachal Pradesh
339 557 Chunar Balua Patthar Natural Uttar Pradesh
340 231 Erode Manjal (Erode Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Turmeric)
341 613 Marayoor Jaggery (Marayoor Sharkara) Agricultural Kerala
342 480 Thirubuvanam Silk Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Sarees
343 611 Jeeraphool Agricultural Chhattisgarh
 
APRIL 2019 – MARCH 2020
344 610 Kandhamal Haladi Agricultural Odisha
345 612 Odisha Rasagola Food Stuff Odisha
346 616 Kodaikanal Malai Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Poondu
347 586 Pawndum Handicraft Mizoram
348 587 Ngotekherh Handicraft Mizoram
349 588 Hmaram Handicraft Mizoram
350 550 Palani Panchamirtham Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
351 582 Tawlhlohpuan Handicraft Mizoram
352 583 Mizo Puanchei Handicraft Mizoram
353 593 Gulbarga Tur Dal Agricultural Karnataka
354 641 Tirur Betel Leaf (Tirur Agricultural Kerala
Vettila)
355 345 Irish Whiskey Manufactured Ireland
356 618 Khola Chilli Agricultural Goa
357 625 Idu Mishmi Textiles Handicraft Arunachal Pradesh
358 400 Dindigul Locks Manufactured Tamil Nadu
359 422 Kandangi Saree Handicraft Tamil Nadu
360 403 Srivilliputtur Palkova Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
361 609 Kaji Nemu Agricultural Assam
362 572 Chokuwa Rice of Agricultural Assam
Assam
363 486 Kovilpatti Kadalai Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Mittai
364 602 Chak - Hao Agricultural Manipur
365 619 Gorakhpur Terracotta Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
 
APRIL 2020-Till date
366 635 Kashmir Saffron Agricultural Jammu & Kashmir
367 423 Thanjavur Pith Works Handicraft Tamil Nadu
368 429 Arumbavur Wood Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Carvings
369 599 Telia Rumal Handicraft Telangana
370 658 Sohrai – Khovar Handicraft Jharkhand
Painting

 

GI Tag from Northeast India's Perspective

As seen from the list of registered GIs, other states have quickly grabbed the opportunity and secured GI tagging of their goods and produce peculiar to their region. It was heartening to see a spurt in the number of registrations for the NE region from 2019 onwards, specially from Mizoram.

The Northeast region’s biggest advantage is the rich diversity in agricultural and horticultural crops, artifacts and handicrafts. NERAMAC or the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited, has obtained GI tag for ten products from the Northeast.

An interesting product among these is the Memang narang, a small orange found in the Garo Hills district of Meghalaya.

Did you know? Memang narang is likely one of the ancestors of today’s cultivated citrus fruits. It is considered to be the most “primitive” citrus. Recent searches of the plant’s reported home range confirmed its presence only in Meghalaya, where it grows in the Garo Hills.”
As per a news item published on July 5th, 2016, Manipur's horticulture department had taken up steps for getting GI tag for three of the state’s produce.
  • Tamenglong Orange, from Tamenglong district, famous for its taste
  • The rare Siroi Lily, Manipur’s state flower found only in the upper reaches of Siroi hills ranges of Ukhrul district
  • Shirarakhong Chilly of Ukhrul district, which is quite unique in size, taste and color.

To date (September 2020) we do not see these names in the list of GI tags.

  1. Lakadong Turmeric of Laskein Block
  2. Tomato of Jaintia Hills and Laitkynsew
  3. Lagun Pear of Thadlaskein
  4. Narwan Orange of Khliehriat and Maphu
  5. Indian Bayleaf of Mawsynram
  6. Ginger from Rongram & Bhoirymbong
  7. Banana from Umling
  8. Rice from Sung Valley, Jaintia Hills
Could some of these crops be considered for GI tagging? The question lingers and producers may contemplate such action that has the potential to impact the economy for the producers as well as the state.
Lakadong turmeric with its high cucumin content of 7.0-8.0% gives a signature aroma and colour not available with any other variety of turmeric.

Who can Apply for GI Tag Registration?

As per the guidelines stipulated by the Geographical Indications Registry, any association of persons or producers who are established to represents the interests of the producers can apply. Individuals and associations as well can take the initiative in securing the geographical indication status for their unique products.

At Zizira we continue our efforts to reach the little-known, healthy, produce of Meghalaya to the rest of India, and in the process open up markets for the traditional farmers.

You can further read of our discoveries and exploratory trips or subscribe to our newsletter and join us. Is there any produce that you think should be GI tagged?




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