How can black salt, rice and other GI tagged products be available anywhere else?

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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How can black salt, rice and other GI tagged products be available anywhere else?

New Delhi. Be it the black salt rice grown in 11 districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, the Rataul mango of Baghpat or the Kadaknath chicken of Jhabua. These are found only in certain areas. For this reason, they are also given GI tag, despite this it is being produced in other areas, what is the rule of GI tag, how can it be grown in other areas?
Such products which belong to a particular region have Geographical Indication (GI).

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Geographical Indication GI tag is a name or mark that is used on those particular products. Which also protects the product from being copied by others. A registered GI tag is valid for 10 years. GI tag is done by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Black salt rice is found only in 11 districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, which include Basti, Siddharthnagar, Sant Kabir Nagar, Balrampur, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Shravasti, Maharajganj, Kushinagar, Deoria, Bahraich. Which grows only in the same water and soil. It is considered to be the offering of Lord Buddha. This rice is famous all over the world for its fragrance.

Similarly, Kadaknath is considered to be the best chicken breed, which is found in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh. There is another specialty of this chicken. The body, blood, beak, meat, and egg of this chicken are all black in color. In terms of taste and quality, it is many times better than normal chicken. At the same time, Rataul mango also has a special identity. There is Rataul village in Baghpat district, the mango found on the soil here is very popular due to its special aroma and taste. The question arises that after having GI tag, how are these products available in all parts of the country.

Dr. Gopal Krishnan, in-charge of the genetic department of the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI-Pusa), says that when a product is given the GI tag, that product can be produced only in the area bearing the same name. Even if a product of the same quality or taste is produced elsewhere, it will be registered under a different name. Pusa has created many seeds, even though their taste and properties are similar, they have been registered under other names. It is a different matter that even if the same name is spoken colloquially, registration cannot be done with the same name. However, he also said that climate and soil make a difference to the produce grown elsewhere. Because of this there may be a slight difference in quality.

Tags: Agriculture, Farmer, GI day

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