Manipur’s Sirarakhong Chilli (Hathei Chilly) and Tamenglong Orange have received the Geographical Index (GI) tag.
- The Chief Minister of Manipur, Nongthombam Biren Singh, announced it during the inaugural ceremony of the Van Dhan Vikas Kendra (VDVK) Mela, 2021, organised by the State Forest Department.
- Sirarakhong Chilli (Hathei Chilly) found in Manipur’s Ukrul district and Tamenglong orange, widely grown across the Zeliangrong Naga – dominated district.
About GI Tag
i.A GI is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
ii.GI are part of the intellectual property rights that comes under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
iii.In India, GI registration is done by the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act of 1999.
i.GI Tag helps the genuine producers to avail optimum price for their premium goods even in the competitive market
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