Three produces from Varanasi district in Uttar Pradesh, are likely to get a Geographical indication (GI) tag soon. Geographical indication is basically a symbol used on products that have a selected geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are thanks to that origin.
Ramnagar brinjal, Adamchini rice and Banarasi Langda mango, all from Varanasi, will get Geographical Indication tag which will assist in giving a lift to export of those agri products.
“Application to urge GI tag for these three agri produces has already been filed by three farmers with the support of commercial bank for Agriculture and Rural Development. Human Welfare Association, a non-government organisation, facilitated the appliance filing,” said GI expert and Padma Shri awardee Dr Rajnikant.
Why these just for GI Tag?
While Ramnagar brinjal is legendary across the region for its taste, Adamchini rice is legendary for its essence and aroma. Banarasi Langda aam is a famous sort of mango for taste.
Next in line for a GI tag is Banarasi paan leaves and therefore the process has already been started.
Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) chairman Dr M Angamutham on December 16 visited the fields of Ramnagar brinjal, locally referred to as Ramnagar’s Bhanta, and spoke to the farmers as a part of APEDA’s decide to export these brinjals to foreign countries.