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Odisha's red ant chutney gets GI tag, all you need to know about this superfood

Here's everything you need to know about Odisha's 'Kai Chutney' or red ant chutney, which recently received the GI tag.

Red Ant Chutney or Kai Chutney of Odisha gets GI tag.(HT Photo/Raajessh Kashyap)
Published on Jan 09, 2024 07:23 PM IST
ByChayanika Das

‘Besan laddoos’ of Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya to get GI tag soon

With the financial support of SIDBI, Lucknow, the application for GI tag has been prepared by his team and Halwai Kalyan Samiti of Ayodhya is the applicant.

‘Besan laddoos’ of Hanuman Garhi in Ayodhya. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 09, 2024 06:40 AM IST
By, Varanasi

After guava, Moonj products of Prayagraj in queue to secure GI tag

The district officials of Prayagraj have applied for a geographical indication (GI) tag for Moonj products under the 'One District One Product' scheme. Moonj products, made from a type of wild grass, are expected to receive a boost in exports after obtaining the GI tag. Currently, the Allahabadi guava is the only product from Prayagraj with a GI tag. The tag ensures that only authorized users can use the product name and protects against imitation. The ODOP initiative has already improved the lives of over 500 women workers in manufacturing Moonj products.

Rural women busy making jewellery and other items using Moonj grass in Mahewa area of Prayagraj. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 09:40 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Five years on, how GI tag failed Hapus

Despite being awarded a GI tag in 2018, farmers in India's Konkan region are concerned about the rampant adulteration of the Alphonso mango, or Hapus, with cheaper varieties. The GI tag was meant to protect the produce and give farmers legal protection, but the lack of strict enforcement of quality standards and inadequate monitoring and testing facilities has led to a rash of national and international variants being sold as Hapus. Farmers are calling for a collective effort to garner the benefits of the GI tag, including strict enforcement of quality standards and public awareness campaigns.

Devgad, Sindhudurg, India - March 23, 2023: Mango worker segregating mangos as per size in Devgad Amba utpadak sangh, Jamsande, Sindhudurg, India, on Thursday, March 23, 2023. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:59 AM IST
ByNiraj Pandit, Ratnagiri

Demand for GI tagged alphonso mangoes on the rise

The wholesale APMC market in Vashi receives an average of over 40,000 mango boxes from the Konkan region daily. The region got the GI tag mark in 2020 and so several mango growers are supplying GI-tagged mangoes to the market.

“There are often mangoes from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and other areas which are passed off as Ratnagiri or Devgad alphonsos which are high in demand. The GI tagging ensures the customers get the real stuff from the Konkan region and cannot be taken for a ride,” Sanjay Pansare, APMC director (fruit), said. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 12:55 AM IST
ByG. Mohiuddin Jeddy
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