GI tags in news from Uttarakhand

GI tags in news from Uttarakhand

News: In a significant recognition of Uttarakhand’s rich and diverse heritage, the Geographical Indications (GI) Registry has bestowed the coveted GI tags upon more than 15 products from the state.

List of products:
• Berinag Tea - The unique process of compressing the leaves into a solid mass sets this tea apart. Widely sought after by London tea houses and blenders, Berinag tea showcases the region’s expertise in the art of tea-making.
• Bichhu Buti Fabrics - These fabrics, known for their natural insulation properties, are ideal for clothing in both winter and summer. The hollow fibers trap air, providing a unique and sustainable solution for the fashion industry.
• Uttarakhand Mandua - Uttarakhand’s finger millet, known as Mandua, has been an integral part of thelocal diet in Garhwal and Kumaon.
• Jhangora - Another homegrown millet, Jhangora, found in the rain-fed areas of the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, now carries the GI tag.
• Gahat - Gahat, a crucial pulse thriving in the dry regions of Uttarakhand, has been granted a GI tag. It is known for its medicinal uses.

Other GI tagged products:
• Uttarakhand Kala Bhat (black soybean), Malta fruit, Chaulai (Ramdana) grain for fasting days, Buransh juice from Rhododendron arboreum flowers, Pahari Toor Dal, Uttarakhand Likhai or wood carvings, Nainital Mombatti (candles), Kumaon’s Rangwali Pichhoda, Ramnagar Nainital Litchis, Ramgarh Nainital Peaches, Chamoli Wooden Ramman Masks, and Almora Lakhori Mirchis, a distinctive chili variant.

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