Monday, March 23, 2009

GI Tag

Of late, GI tag has been doing the rounds in media with famed Tirupati laddu and Bydagi chili seeking to obtain the GI tag. It piqued my curiosity and I googled to find this: "A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (eg. a town, region, or country). The use of a GI may act as a certification that the product possesses certain qualities, or enjoys a certain reputation, due to its geographical origin."
I gathered from The Hindu that the GI tag has been awarded to a number of products or goods, including the famous Darjeeling Tea, Madhubani Paintings, Kashmiri Sozani Craft and Thanjavur Paintings.

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