List of Important Latest GI Tag in India 2021

List of Important Latest GI Tag in India

Geographical Indication (GI) Tag : Geographical Indication (GI) refers to a name or sign of/on a product that has a close similarity with a specific geographical location or origin. These geographical locations/origins may include a town, region, or country.

The Geographical Indication is used as a type of indication of the source. It acts as a certification that the product possesses specific qualities, or is made with traditional methods, or has specific reputation due to its geographical origin.

So, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) enacted the GI Act to comply with the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs)

Example:- From 15th September 2003, Geographical Indication, known as GI came into effect. The first product to carry the sign was Darjeeling Tea.

Best telegram channel for daily current affairsClick here
Important days? Click here
Importance of Geographical Indication tag
  • When a local product is given GI tag so it gets preservation and its value rises and becomes valuable.
  • The local product can be exported if they get this tag. Thus increases export of products.
  • If any agricultural products gets this tag so the farmers directly get benefit from that, thus their income increases.
  • If any manufactured good gets this tag, so it will boosts the MSME sector.
  • If any handicrafts get this tag, so it raises employment in that particular region. It gets a new identity.
  • It also boosts tourism in that area where the GI tagged good has its origin.
  • Altogether, it is helpful in the economic empowerment of rural and tribal communities.
  • With this speciality, the production of fake good of GI tagged good can be stopped.
GI Tag registration in India in 2017 (V. Imp for prelims)
  • Banganapalle Mango, Bengali RosgollaTulanpanji Rice (Bengal), Pochampally Ikat of Telangana; Gobindobhog Rice of West Bengal; Durgi Stone Carvings and Etikoppaka Toys of Andhra Pradesh; and Chakshesang Shawl of Nagaland.
Important Solved questions related to competitive exams
  • Where is the geographical indication registry located in India? – The Geographical Indications Registry is located at Chennai.
  • How many products got GI tag in India? – India now has more than 361 GI Tags
  • Which state in India has highest GI tag? – Karnataka (47 GI tag)
  • Which country has highest number of GI tags? – Germany
  • What is the time limit of the GI tag? – A GI is registered for an initial period of ten years, which may be renewed from time to time.
  • Which products are not received from GI tag in Karnataka? – Coorg betel nut from Karnataka has not received GI tag.
  • GI Tag is governed which International organisation? – WTO
Most Important Latest GI Tag in NEWS 2021
  • ? Judima Rice – Assam ?
  • ✋Sojat mehndi – Rajasthan?
  • ? Sarbhaja – West Bengal ?
  • ? Sarpuria – West Bengal ?
  • ? Jardalu Mangoes – Bihar
  • ? Gucchi Mushroom – Jammu & Kashmir
  • ? Sohrai and Kohbar Art – Jharkhand
  • ? Khola chili – Goa
  • ? Chak-Hao, Black rice – Manipur
  • ? Gorakhpur terracotta – Uttar Pradesh
  • ? Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai – Tamil Nadu
  • ? Kashmir Saffron – Jammu & Kashmir
  • ?Thanjavur Netti and Arumbavur Wood carving – Tamil Nadu
  • ?Shahi litchi – Bihar
  • ? Sohrai Khovar Painting – Jharkhand
  • ? Telia Rumal Telangana Shahi Lichi & Zardalu Mango – Bihar
  • ? Moira bananas, Harmal Chillies, Khaje – Goa
  • ? Dalle Khursani – Sikkim

Leave a comment