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15 Most Famous Fruits of India with GI Tag

India is the world's second-largest fruit producer, with a wide range of fruits grown in various geographical zones. You've probably heard of intellectual property rights like Copyright, Patent, and Trademark. In the same way, the holders of a Geographical Indication Tag have identical rights and protection.

Sandeep Kr Tiwari
Most Famous Fruits of India with GI Tag
Most Famous Fruits of India with GI Tag

India is the world's second-largest producer of fruit, with a wide range of fruits grown in various geographical zones.

You've probably heard of intellectual property rights like Copyright, Patent, and Trademark. In the same way, the holders of a Geographical Indication Tag have identical rights and protection. A 'GI' right allows those who have the right to use the indicator to restrict it from being used by anyone whose product does not meet the required standards.

According to experts, the mark protects the manufacturer of genuine products that attract premium prices in both domestic and foreign markets. T C James, President of the National Intellectual Property Organization (NIPO), stated, "After the GI is granted, no other company can use the name to advertise similar items. It gives customers peace of mind about the product's legitimacy ".

Eathomozhy Tall Coconut, Himsagar Mango, Galgal fruit, Laxman Bhog Mango, Arunachal Orange, Navara Rice, Kangra Tea, Palakkadan Matta Rice, Coorg Green Cardamom, Mysore Malligae, and Pokkali Rice are among India's Geographical Indications under Agriculture Sector.

Indian Fruits with GI Tags

1.Nanjanagud Banana – Karnataka

Nanjanagud Banana is a type of banana that is grown in the Mysore and Chamarajanagar districts of Karnataka and is known for its distinct flavor and scent. It is included under geographical indicators.

2. Allahabad Surkha Guava – Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad Surkha is a type of guava that is grown throughout Allahabad and is recognized for its sweet and robust flavor. The fruits are also well-known for medicinal benefits.

3. Shahi Litchi -Bihar

Shahi litchi fruit from Bihar has a Geographical Indication (GI) marking, and Muzaffarpur is known for Shahi lichi, which is mostly grown in Muzaffarpur's districts.

4. Gir Kesar – Gujarat

Gir Kesar Mango is a fruit grown in the Girnar foothills that were designated as a geographical indication in 2011. The Kesar mango is one of India's most popular varieties of mango, as well as one of the most expensive.

5. Banaganapalle Mangoes – Andhra Pradesh

Banaganapalle Mangoes are grown at Banaganapalle, in the Kurnool district, and are recognized as a geographical indication in Andhra Pradesh under the horticulture products category.

6. Nashik Grapes – Maharashtra

Nashik grapes are grown in the Nashik area, which is recognized as India's grape capital. It is the country's top grape producer and has been designated as a Geographical Indication.

7. Nagpur Orange – Maharashtra

Nagpur Orange crop grows twice a year and is harvested from the month of December. The city is famous for the variety of oranges grown there.

8. Mahabaleshwar Strawberry – Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar Strawberry, as well as raspberry, mulberry, and gooseberry, are produced on Mahabaleshwar's hilly slopes. Mahabaleshwar strawberries were granted a geographical indicator designation in 2010.

9. Solapur Pomegranate – Maharashtra

Solapur Pomegranate is one of Maharashtra's seven GI-designated agricultural goods, along with Waigaon Turmeric, Jalgaon Brinjal, and Purandar Fig.

10. Ratnagiri Alphonso – Maharashtra

The Ratnagiri Alphonso mango is one of India's best-known fruit kinds, growing primarily in the Konkan districts of Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, and Raigad.

11. Tezpur Litchi – Assam

Tezpur Litchi from Lichu Pukhuri in Tezpur town and Porowa has been designated as a Geographical Indication, together with ginger from Karbi's Singhasan Hill.

12. Beed Custard Apple – Maharashtra

Custard apples, also known as sitaphal, are grown in Maharashtra's Beed area and have been designated as Geographical Indications.

13. Purandar Fig (Anjeer) – Maharashtra

Purandar figs are mentioned in Maharashtra's Geographical Identification as being grown in Gurholi village along with custard apples and pomegranates.

14.Banarasi Langra – Uttar Pradesh

The Banarasi Langra mango is grown predominantly in Banaras, Northern India, and is well known in the worldwide market for its distinct flavor and canning capabilities.

15. Kiwi Fruit- Arunachal Pradesh

Kiwi Fruits are grown in Arunachal Pradesh and It is the largest kiwi producing state in India.

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