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List of state wise GI tagged products in India

Dr. Sangeeta Soi
Dr. Sangeeta Soi

A geographical indication or GI is a sign or symbol used on products, which have a specific geographical origin & have qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. In order to function as a GI, a sign should identify a product as originating in a particular place. In India, Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in 2004-05. Recently, Tirur betel leaf from Kerala has received the GI tag.

What is the importance of GI tag

You would have heard about intellectual properties rights such as Copyright, Patent or Trademark etc. In the same way, Geographical Indication Tag gives similar rights & protection to the holders. A ‘GI’ right allows those who have the right to use the indication to prevent its use by any third party whose product doesn’t conform to the applicable standards.

Experts say that the mark gives protection to the producer of those genuine products that command premium pricing in domestic and international markets. President of National Intellectual Property Organisation (NIPO), T C James said, "Once the GI protection is given, no other producer can misuse the name to market similar products. It provides comfort to customers about the authenticity of that product".

GI Tags in India

So far there are 344 products that have been given GI tag in India. Darjeeling Tea, Tirupathi Laddu, Kangra Paintings, Nagpur Orange, Kashmir Pashmina and Kandhamal Haldi are among the registered GIs in India.

List of India’s GI products regionwise:

Here we have mentioned few products that have received GI tags

1. Himachal Pradesh
Kangra Paintings
Kullu Shawl
Chamba Rumal

2. Assam
Muga Silk
Joha Rice
Tezpur Litchi

3. Manipur
Shape Lanphere
Wangkhei Phee
Moirang Phee
Kachai Lemon

4. West Bengal
Darjeeling Tea
Leather Goods
Khirsapati (Himsagar)

5. Bihar
Madhubani Paintings
Bhagalpur Silk
Sikki Grass Work
of Bihar

6. Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi Glass Beads
Lucknow Chikan Craft
Mango Malihabadi Dusseheri
Banaras Brocades and Saris

7. Rajasthan
Blue Pottery of Jaipur
Sanganeri Hand-Block Printing

8. Gujarat
Agates of Cambay
Kutch Embroidery
Patan Patola

9. Madhya Pradesh
Chanderi Fabric
Leather Toys of Indore
Ratlami Sev
Kadaknath chicken

10. Chattisgarh
Bastar Dhokra
Bastar Wooden Craft
Bastar Iron Craft

11. Odisha
Konark Stone Carving
Ganjam Kewda Flower

12. Telangana
Silver Filigree of Karimnagar
Hyderabad Haleem
Handloom Sarees

13. Maharashtra
Puneri Pagadi
Nashik Valley Wine
Mahabaleshwar Strawberry
Warli Painting

14. Karnataka
Channapatna Toys & Dolls
Mysore Sandal Soap
Mysore Jasmine

15. Andhra Pradesh
Pochampalli Ikat
Kondapalli Bommallu
Tirupathi Laddu

16. Pondicherry
Villianur Terracotta Works

17. Tamilnadu
Kancheepuram Silk
Coimbatore Wet Grinder
Thanjavur Paintings
Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil, Erode Turmeric

18. Kerala
Aranmula Kannadi
Palakkadan Matta Rice
Balaramapuram Saris, Tirur betel leaf etc

To conclude, there are many other products too that have obtained the GI Tag. 

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