Two foods of India have recently received the Geographical Indication (GI) tag - the Manipuri black rice and the Kashmiri Saffron.
Introduced in 2003, India has more than 350 GI tagged products till date. It is generally given to indigenous agricultural products, food items, handicrafts etc.
The West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Identification (GI) tag for four traditional sweetmeat delicacies of the state with a view to protect them from imitations and for exporting them in future.
The first batch of Joynagarer moa was recently shipped to Bahrain. The delicious puffed rice ladoo got its much-coveted Geographical Indication or GI tag in the year 2015.
The sweet and syrupy debate has been settled in favour of West Bengal. But here's the catch - the GI tag has been granted only for "Banglar Rasogolla" which translates to ' Rasogolla of Bengal', ...
Palkova or paal kova is Tamil for milk khoa, a sweet that doesn't have its origins in the state. That's what makes its GI tag particularly interesting.
The much loved Hyderabadi Biryani has failed to secure a geographical indication (GI) tag. This comes as a shocker to all Hyderabadi Biryani fans who swear by its authenticity.
The Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai recently joined some of Tamil Nadu's sweet treats, to have the GI (Geographical Indication) tags.