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REGISTRATION DETAILS OF GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATIONS
S.No Geographical Indications Type State
0 Darjeeling Tea (word & logo) Agricultural West Bengal
1 Nakshi Kantha Handicraft West Bengal
2 Santiniketan Leather Goods Handicraft West Bengal
3 Malda Laxman Bhog Mango Agricultural West Bengal
4 Malda Khirsapati (Himsagar) Mango Agricultural West Bengal
5 Malda Fazli Mango Agricultural West Bengal
6 Santipore Saree Handicraft West Bengal
7 Baluchari Saree Handicraft West Bengal
8 Dhaniakhali Saree Handicraft West Bengal
9 Joynagar Moa Food Stuff West Bengal
10 Bardhaman Sitabhog Food Stuff West Bengal
11 Bardhaman Mihidana Food Stuff West Bengal
12 Gobindobhog Rice Agricultural West Bengal
13 Tulapanji Rice Agricultural West Bengal
14 Banglar Rasogolla Food Stuff West Bengal
15 Bankura Panchmura Terracotta Craft Handicraft West Bengal
16 Bengal Dokra Handicraft West Bengal
17 Bengal Patachitra Handicraft West Bengal
18 Purulia Chau Mask Handicraft West Bengal
19 Wooden Mask of Kushmandi Handicraft West Bengal
20 Madur kathi Handicraft West Bengal
21 Aranmula Kannadi Handicraft Kerala
22 Alleppey Coir Handicraft Kerala
23 Navara Rice Agricultural Kerala
24 Palakkadan Matta Rice Agricultural Kerala
25 Monsooned Malabar Arabica Coffee Agricultural Kerala
26 Monsooned Malabar Robusta Coffee Agricultural Kerala
27 Alleppey Green Cardamom Agricultural Kerala
28 Maddalam of Palakkad Handicraft Kerala
29 Screw Pine Craft of Kerala Handicraft Kerala
30 Brass Broidered Coconut Shell Crafts of Kerala Handicraft Kerala
31 Pokkali Rice Agricultural Kerala
32 Vazhakulam Pineapple Agricultural Kerala
33 Cannanore Home Furnishings Handicraft Kerala
34 Balaramapuram Sarees and Fine Cotton Fabrics Handicraft Kerala
35 Kasaragod Sarees Handicraft Kerala
36 Kuthampully Sarees Handicraft Kerala
37 Central Travancore Jaggery Agricultural Kerala
38 Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice Agricultural Kerala
39 Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice Agricultural Kerala
40 Payyannur Pavithra Ring Handicraft Kerala
41 Chendamangalam Dhoties & Set Mundu Handicraft Kerala
42 Kaipad Rice Agricultural Kerala
43 Chengalikodan Nendran Banana Agricultural Kerala
44 Kuthampally Dhoties & Set Mundu Handicrafts Kerala
45 Maddalam of Palakkad (Logo) Handicrafts Kerala
46 Brass Broidered Coconut Shell Craft of Kerala (Logo) Handicrafts Kerala
47 Screw Pine Craft of Kerala (Logo) Handicrafts Kerala
48 Nilambur Teak Agricultural Kerala
49 Wayanaad Robusta Coffee Agricultural Kerala
50 Marayoor Jaggery (Marayoor Sharkara) Agricultural Kerala
51 Tirur Betel Leaf (Tirur Vettila) Agricultural Kerala
52 Pochampalli Ikat Handicraft Telangana
53 Silver Filigree of Karimnagar Handicraft Telangana
54 Nirmal Toys and Craft Handicraft Telangana
55 Nirmal Furniture Handicraft Telangana
56 Nirmal Paintings Handicraft Telangana
57 Gadwal Sarees Handicraft Telangana
58 Hyderabad Haleem Food Stuff Telangana
59 Cheriyal Paintings Handicraft Telangana
60 Pembarthi Metal Craft Handicraft Telangana
61 Siddipet Gollabama Handicraft Telangana
62 Narayanpet Handloom Sarees Handicraft Telangana
63 Banaganapalle Mangoes Agricultural Telangana
64 Pochampally Ikat (Logo) Handicrafts Telangana
65 Adilabad Dokra Handicraft Telangana
66 Warangal Durries Handicraft Telangana
67 Salem Fabric Handicraft Tamilnadu
68 Kancheepuram Silk Handicraft Tamilnadu
69 Bhavani Jamakkalam Handicraft Tamilnadu
70 Madurai Sungudi Handicraft Tamilnadu
71 Coimbatore Wet Grinder Manufactured Tamilnadu
72 Thanjavur Paintings Handicraft Tamilnadu
73 Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil Handicraft Tamilnadu
74 Thanjavur Art Plate Handicraft Tamilnadu
75 East India Leather Manufactured Tamilnadu
76 Salem Silk known as Salem Venpattu Handicraft Tamilnadu
77 Kovai Kora Cotton Sarees Handicraft Tamilnadu
78 Arani Silk Handicraft Tamilnadu
79 Swamimalai Bronze Icons Handicraft Tamilnadu
80 Eathomozhy Tall Coconut Agricultural Tamilnadu
81 Thanjavur Doll Handicraft Tamilnadu
82 Nilgiri (Orthodox) Agricultural Tamilnadu
83 Virupakshi Hill Banana Agricultural Tamilnadu
84 Sirumalai Hill Banana Agricultural Tamilnadu
85 Madurai Malli Agricultural Tamilnadu
86 Pattamadai Pai ("Pattamadai Mat") Handicraft Tamilnadu
87 Nachiarkoil Kuthuvilakku ("Nachiarkoil Lamp") Handicraft Tamilnadu
88 Chettinad Kottan Handicraft Tamilnadu
89 Toda Embroidery Handicraft Tamilnadu
90 Thanjavur Veenai Handicraft Tamilnadu
91 Thanjavur Art Plate (Logo) Handicrafts Tamilnadu
92 Swamimalai Bronze Icons (Logo) Handicrafts Tamilnadu
93 Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil (Logo) Handicrafts Tamilnadu
94 Mahabalipuram Stone Sculpture Handicrafts Tamilnadu
95 Erode Manjal (Erode Turmeric) Agricultural Tamilnadu
96 Thirubuvanam Silk Sarees Handicraft Tamilnadu
97 Kodaikanal Malai Poondu Agricultural Tamilnadu
98 Palani Panchamirtham Food Stuff Tamilnadu
99 Dindigul Locks Manufactured Tamilnadu
100 Kandangi Saree Handicraft Tamilnadu
101 Srivilliputtur Palkova Food Stuff Tamilnadu
102 Chanderi Sarees Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
103 Leather Toys of Indore Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
104 Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh t Handicraf Madhya Pradesh
105 Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
106 Maheshwar Sarees & Fabrics Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
107 Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh (Logo) Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
108 Leather Toys of Indore (Logo) Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
109 Ratlami Sev Food Stuff Madhya Pradesh
110 Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh (Logo ) Handicrafts Madhya Pradesh
111 Jhabua Kadaknath Black Chicken Meat Food Stuff Madhya Pradesh
112 Solapur Chaddar Handicraft Maharashtra
113 Solapur Terry Towel Handicraft Maharashtra
114 Puneri Pagadi Handicraft Maharashtra
115 Nashik Valley Wine Manufactured Maharashtra
116 Paithani Sarees and Fabrics Handicraft Maharashtra
117 Mahabaleshwar Strawberry Agricultural Maharashtra
118 Nashik Grapes Agricultural Maharashtra
119 Warli Painting Handicraft Maharashtra
120 Kolhapur Jaggery Agricultural Maharashtra
121 Nagpur Orange Agricultural Maharashtra
122 Ajara Ghansal Rice Agricultural Maharashtra
123 Mangalwedha Jowar Agricultural Maharashtra
124 Sindhudurg & Ratnagiri Kokum Agricultural Maharashtra
125 Waghya Ghevada Agricultural Maharashtra
126 Navapur Tur Dal Agricultural Maharashtra
127 Vengurla Cashew Agricultural Maharashtra
128 Lasalgaon Onion Agricultural Maharashtra
129 Sangli Raisins Agricultural Maharashtra
130 Beed Custard Apple Agricultural Maharashtra
131 Jalna Sweet Orange Agricultural Maharashtra
132 Waigaon Turmeric Agricultural Maharashtra
133 Purandar Fig Agricultural Maharashtra
134 Jalgaon Bharit Brinjal Agricultural Maharashtra
135 Solapur Pomegranate Agricultural Maharashtra
136 Bhiwapur Chilli Agricultural Maharashtra
137 Ambemohar Rice Agricultural Maharashtra
138 Dahanu Gholvad Chikoo Agricultural Maharashtra
139 Jalgaon Banana Agricultural Maharashtra
140 Marathwada Kesar Mango Agricultural Maharashtra
141 Karvath Kati Sarees & Fabrics Handicrafts Maharashtra
142 Alphonso Agricultural Maharashtra
143 Sangli Turmeric Agricultural Maharashtra
144 Kolhapuri Chappal Handicraft Maharashtra
145 Kotpad Handloom fabric Handicraft Odisha
146 Orissa Ikat Handicraft Odisha
147 Konark Stone carving Handicraft Odisha
148 Orissa Pattachitra Handicraft Odisha
149 Pipli Applique Work Handicraft Odisha
150 Khandua Saree and Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
151 Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
152 Ganjam Kewda Rooh Manufactured Odisha
153 Ganjam Kewda Flower Agricultural Odisha
154 Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
155 Sambalpuri Bandha Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
156 Bomkai Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
157 Habaspuri Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
158 Berhampur Patta (Phoda Kumbha) Saree & Joda Handicraft Odisha
159 Orissa Pattachitra (Logo) Handicraft Odisha
160 Araku Valley Arabica Coffee Agricultural Odisha
161 Kandhamal Haladi Agricultural Odisha
162 Odisha Rasagola Food Stuff Odisha
163 Mysore Silk Handicraft Karnataka
164 Mysore Agarbathi Manufactured Karnataka
165 Bidriware Handicraft Karnataka
166 Channapatna Toys & Dolls Handicraft Karnataka
167 Mysore Rosewood Inlay Handicraft Karnataka
168 Mysore Sandalwood Oil Manufactured Karnataka
169 Mysore Sandal soap Manufactured Karnataka
170 Kasuti Embroidery Handicraft Karnataka
171 Mysore Traditional Paintings Handicraft Karnataka
172 Coorg Orange Agricultural Karnataka
173 Mysore Betel leaf Agricultural Karnataka
174 Nanjanagud Banana Agricultural Karnataka
175 Mysore Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
176 Udupi Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
177 Hadagali Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
178 Ilkal Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
179 Malabar Pepper Agricultural Karnataka
180 Ganjifa Cards of Mysore Handicraft Karnataka
181 Navalgund Durries Handicraft Karnataka
182 Karnataka Bronzeware Handicraft Karnataka
183 Molakalmuru Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
184 Monsooned Malabar Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
185 Monsooned Malabar Robusta Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
186 Coorg Green Cardamom Agricultural Karnataka
187 Dharwad Pedha Food stuff Karnataka
188 Devanahalli Pomello Agricultural Karnataka
189 Appemidi Mango Agricultural Karnataka
190 Kamalapur Red Banana Agricultural Karnataka
191 Sandur Lambani Embroidery Handicraft Karnataka
192 Byadagi Chilli Agricultural Karnataka
193 Udupi Mattu Gulla Brinjal Agricultural Karnataka
194 Kinhal Toys Handicraft Karnataka
195 Bangalore Blue Grapes Agricultural Karnataka
196 Bangalore Rose Onion Agricultural Karnataka
197 Karnataka Bronzeware (Logo) Handicrafts Karnataka
198 Ganjifa Cards of Mysore (Logo) Handicrafts Karnataka
199 Navalgund Durries (Logo) Handicrafts Karnataka
200 Guledgudd Khana Handicrafts Karnataka
201 Udupi Sarees Handicrafts Karnataka
202 Mysore Silk (Logo) Handicrafts Karnataka
203 Kolhapuri Chappal Handicraft Karnataka
204 Coorg Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
205 Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
206 Bababudangiris Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
207 Sirsi Supari Agricultural Karnataka
208 Gulbarga Tur Dal Agricultural Karnataka
209 Kota Doria Handicraft Rajasthan
210 Blue Pottery of Jaipur Handicraft Rajasthan
211 Molela Clay Work Handicraft Rajasthan
212 Kathputlis of Rajasthan Handicraft Rajasthan
213 Sanganeri Hand Block Printing Handicraft Rajasthan
214 Bikaneri Bhujia Food Stuff Rajasthan
215 Kota Doria (Logo) Handicraft Rajasthan
216 Bagru Hand Block Print Handicraft Rajasthan
217 Thewa Art Work Handicraft Rajasthan
218 Makrana Marble Natural Goods Rajasthan
219 Molela Clay Work of Rajasthan (Logo) Handicrafts Rajasthan
220 Blue Pottery of Jaipur (Logo) Handicrafts Rajasthan
221 Kathputlis of Rajasthan (Logo) Handicrafts Rajasthan
222 Pokaran Pottery Handicraft Rajasthan
223 Kullu Shawl Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
224 Kangra Tea Agricultural Himachal Pradesh
225 Chamba Rumal Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
226 Kinnauri Shawl Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
227 Kullu ShawL (Logo) Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
228 Kangra Paintings Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
229 Basmati Agricultural Himachal Pradesh
230 Himachali Kala Zeera Agricultural Himachal Pradesh
231 Himachali Chulli Oil Manufactured Himachal Pradesh
232 Srikalahasthi Kalamkari Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
233 Kondapalli Bommallu Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
234 Machilipatnam Kalamkari Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
235 Budithi Bell & Brass Metal Craft Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
236 Andhra Pradesh Leather Puppetry Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
237 Uppada Jamdani Sarees Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
238 Tirupathi Laddu Food stuff Andhra Pradesh
239 Guntur Sannam Chilli Agricultural Andhra Pradesh
240 Venkatagiri Sarees Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
241 Bobbili Veena Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
242 Mangalagiri Sarees and Fabrics Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
243 Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu Sarres And Paavadas Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
244 Bandar Laddu Food Stuff Andhra Pradesh
245 Udayagiri Wooden Cutlery Handicrafts Andhra Pradesh
246 Banaganapalle Mangoes Agricultural Andhra Pradesh
247 Durgi Stone Carvings Handicrafts Andhra Pradesh
248 Etikoppaka Toys Handicrafts Andhra Pradesh
249 Allagadda Stone Carving Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
250 Araku Valley Arabica Coffee Agricultural Andhra Pradesh
251 Madhubani Paintings Handicraft Bihar
252 Applique (Khatwa) Work of Bihar Handicraft Bihar
253 Sujini Embroidery Work of Bihar Handicraft Bihar
254 Sikki Grass Products of Bihar Handicraft Bihar
255 Applique (Khatwa) Work of Bihar (Logo) Handicrafts Bihar
256 Sikki Grass Products of Bihar (Logo) Handicrafts Bihar
257 Sujini Embroidery Work of Bihar(Logo) Handicrafts Bihar
258 Bhagalpuri Zardalu Agricultural Bihar
259 Katarni Rice Agricultural Bihar
260 Magahi Paan Agricultural Bihar
261 Shahi Litchi of Bihar Agricultural Bihar
262 Muga Silk of Assam Handicraft Assam
263 Assam (Orthodox) Agricultural Assam
264 Muga Silk of Assam (Logo) Handicraft Assam
265 Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger Agricultural Assam
266 Tezpur Litchi Agricultural Assam
267 Joha Rice of Assam Agricultural Assam
268 Boka Chaul Agricultural Assam
269 Kaji Nemu Agricultural Assam
270 Allahabad Surkha Guava Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
271 Lucknow Chikan Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
272 Mango Malihabadi Dusseheri Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
273 Banaras Brocades and Sarees Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
274 Hand Made Carpet of Bhadohi Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
275 Agra Durrie Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
276 Farrukhabad Prints Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
277 Lucknow Zardozi Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
278 Banaras Brocades and Sarees (Logo) Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
279 Kalanamak Rice Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
280 Firozabad Glass Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
281 Kannauj Perfume Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
282 Kanpur Saddlery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
283 Moradabad Metal Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
284 Saharanpur Wood Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
285 Meerut Scissors Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
286 Khurja Pottery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
287 Banaras Gulabi Meenakari Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
288 Varanasi Wooden Lacquerware & Toys Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
289 Mirzapur Handmade Dari Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
290 Nizamabad Black Pottery Handicrafts Uttar Pradesh
291 Basmati Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
292 Banaras Metal Repouse Craft Handicrafts Uttar Pradesh
293 Varanasi Glass beads Handicrafts Uttar Pradesh
294 Ghazipur Wall-hanging Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
295 Varanasi Soft Stone Jali Work Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
296 Chunar Balua Patthar Natural Uttar Pradesh
297 Bastar Dhokra Handicraft Chhattisgarh
298 Bastar Wooden Craft Handicraft Chhattisgarh
299 Bastar Iron Craft Handicraft Chhattisgarh
300 Champa Silk Saree And Fabrics Handicraft Chhattisgarh
301 Bastar Dhokra (Logo) Handicraft Chhattisgarh
302 Jeeraphool Agricultural Chhattisgarh
303 Sankheda Furniture Handicraft Gujrat
304 Agates of Cambay Handicraft Gujrat
305 Kutch Embroidery Handicraft Gujrat
306 Tangaliya Shawl Handicraft Gujrat
307 Surat Zari Craft Handicraft Gujrat
308 Gir Kesar Mango Agricultural Gujrat
309 Bhalia Wheat Agricultural Gujrat
310 Kachchh Shawls Handicraft Gujrat
311 Patan Patola Handicraft Gujrat
312 Warli Painting Handicraft Gujrat
313 Sankheda Furniture (Logo) Handicrafts Gujrat
314 Kutch Embroidery (Logo) Handicrafts Gujrat
315 Agates of Cambay (Logo) Handicrafts Gujrat
316 Jamnagari Bandhani Handicrafts Gujrat
317 RajKot Patola Handicraft Gujrat
318 Pethapur Printing Blocks Handicraft Gujrat
319 Kani Shawl Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
320 Kashmir Pashmina Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
321 Kashmir Sozani Craft Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
322 Kashmir Paper Machie Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
323 Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
324 Khatamband Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
325 Kashmiri Hand Knotted Carpet Handicrafts Jammu and Kashmir
326 Naga Mircha Agricultural Nagaland
327 Naga Tree Tomato Agricultural Nagaland
328 Chakshesang Shawl Handicrafts Nagaland
329 Feni Manufactured Goa
330 Khola Chilli Agricultural Goa
331 Phulkari Handicraft Punjab
332 Basmati Agricultural Punjab
333 Phulkari Handicraft Haryana
334 Basmati Agricultural Haryana
335 Villianur Terracotta Works Handicraft Pondicherry
336 Tirukanur Papier Mache Craft Handicraft Pondicherry
337 Warli Painting Handicraft Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
338 Shaphee Lanphee Handicraft Manipur
339 Wangkhei Phee Handicraft Manipur
340 Moirang Phee Handicraft Manipur
341 Kachai Lemon Agricultural Manipur
342 Arunachal Orange Agricultural Arunachal Pradesh
343 Idu Mishmi Textiles Handicraft Arunachal Pradesh
344 Sikkim Large Cardamom Agricultural Sikkim
345 Mizo Chilli Agricultural Mizoram
346 Pawndum Handicraft Mizoram
347 Ngotekherh Handicraft Mizoram
348 Hmaram Handicraft Mizoram
349 Tawlhlohpuan Handicraft Mizoram
350 Mizo Puanchei Handicraft Mizoram
351 Tripura Queen Pineapple Agricultural Tripura
352 Khasi Mandarin Agricultural Meghalaya
353 Memong Narang Agricultural Meghalaya
354 Uttarakhand Tejpat Agricultural Uttarakhand

Geographical Indication

Geographical Indication (GI) Tag 2022

Many questions in competitive exams like UPSC and other state PSCs are often asked about the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag 2022 under the Current Affairs section. In this article, IAS TARGET provides complete details related to the Geographical Indication (GI) tag in India and the list of GI tags in India 2022. The Union Government keeps issuing GI tags on various products to safeguard their quality. Recently, many products received GI tags from different states. The product list that got Geographical Indication Tags in the year 2022 are given below.
Geographical Indication (GI) Tag 2022
Name of the product Category of the product State or Union territory
Narasinghpettai nagaswaram Handcrafted Tamil Nadu
Dindigul Locks Manufactured Tamil Nadu
Idu Mishmi Textiles Handcrafted Arunachal Pradesh
Khola chili Agricultural Goa
Srivalliputtar Palkova Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Kaji Nemu Agricultural Assam
Kandangi Saree Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Kashmir Saffron Agricultural Jammu & Kashmir
Kandhamal Haldi Agricultural Odisha
Manipuri Black Rice Food Stuff Manipuri
Hmaram Handicraft Mizoram
Ngotekherh Handicraft Mizoram
Kodaikanal Malai Pundoo Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Rasagola Food Stuff Odisha
Palani Panchamritham Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Pawndum Handicraft Mizoram
Tawlhlohpuan Handicraft Mizoram
Tirur Betal Leaf(Tirur Vettila) Agricultural Kerala
Gulbarga Tur Dal Agricultural Karnataka
Mizo Puanchei Handicraft Mizoram
For the promotion and exports of locally sourced Geographical Indications (GI) tagged agricultural products, the Government of India has been striving to identify new products & new export destinations. Recently Hon'ble Prime Minister's call for 'Vocal for Local' & 'Atmanirbhar Bharat,' the Centre, through Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has been facilitating trial and testing shipments into new markets worldwide for products such as Kala Namak rice, Naga Mircha, Assam Kaji Nemu, etc.
The Indian Government has placed great prominence on connecting farmers' bodies such as farmer producer organizations (FPOs), food producer companies (FPCs) & exporters with international business communities to create an export hub in Varanasi, especially for Geographical Indications (GI) tagged agriculture products. To ensure GI-tagged product promotion, an excellent location has been identified at the departure area of Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh). Last Year in June 2021, the season's first shipment of 1048 kilogram GI Tagged Malihabadi Dusseheri Mango was exported from Lucknow to the United Kingdom & United Arab Emirates.
To promote the unique GI tagged Products from the North-Eastern Indian states such as Manipuri Black Rice (Chak-Hao), Manipuri Kachai Lemon, Mizo Chilli, Arunachali Orange, Meghalaya Khasi Mandarin, Assam Kaji Nemu, Karbi Anglong Ginger, Joha Rice, & Tripura Queen Pineapple, through Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) has been organizing buyer-seller meets, conducting awareness & capacity building workshops with the participation of representatives of the North-Eastern States, FPOs/FPCs, Exporters, Associations, and Government Departments such as Indian Railways, AAICLAS, NAFED, DGFT, IIFPT, etc.
Agricultural and Processed Food Export Development Authority also organized in-store promotional programs in importing countries in association with foreign retailers such as Al-Zajira Group of Bahrain & Family Food Center of Qatar's capital Doha. Dispatch of samples of GI-tagged Nanjangud Banana from Mysore district and Chamarajanagar district of Karnataka to LuLu Group, United Arab Emirate, was also facilitated to increase exports.
To date, more than 415 registered GI products, and out of that, around 150 GI tagged products are agricultural & food products, out of which more than 100 registered GI products fall under the category of APEDA scheduled products (Cereals, Fresh Fruits, and vegetables, processed products, etc.).

A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g., a town, region, or country). India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15 September 2003.

As per WTO's TRIPS agreement "Indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a member, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographic origin."

The GI tag ensures that none other than those registered as authorised users (or at least those residing inside the geographic territory) are allowed to use the popular product name. Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in India.

This post is a compilation of Geographical Indication Tags (GI Tags) in India, arranged state-wise. The state-wise compilation will help students to memorize the cultural identities of a place faster.

A geographical indication (GI) is a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin (e.g., a town, region, or country). India, as a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 has come into force with effect from 15 September 2003.

As per WTO's TRIPS agreement "Indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a member, or a region or a locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographic origin."

The GI tag ensures that none other than those registered as authorised users (or at least those residing inside the geographic territory) are allowed to use the popular product name. Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in India.

This post is a compilation of Geographical Indication Tags (GI Tags) in India, arranged state-wise. The state-wise compilation will help students to memorize the cultural identities of a place faster.

Geographical Indication (GI) Tags in India

Each region has its own claim to fame. Christopher Columbus set sail from Europe to chart a new route to capture the richest Indian spices. China silk, Dhaka muslin, and Venetian glass were all highly sought-after treasures. Each reputation has been carefully built up and maintained by the masters of that region, incorporating the best of Nature and Man, and was traditionally passed down from generation to generation for centuries. Gradually, a distinct link between the goods and the place of manufacture emerged, resulting in the expansion of Geographical Indications (GIs).
Examples of some Indian Geographical Indications.
  • Basmati Rice
  • Darjeeling Tea
  • Kanchipuram silk saree
  • Nagpur orange
  • Kolhapuri chappal
  • Bikaneri bhujia
  • Agra petha

What is a geographical indication?

A geographical index (GI) is a designation that applies to things of a definite geographical origin and which have a character or reputation due to that origin. To function as a GI, a sign must identify a product that comes from a specific location.Furthermore, the product's traits, characteristics, or reputation should be primarily owing to its origin. Because the attributes are dependent on the geographical location of production,there is a clear link between the product and the place of origin.The GI tag ensures that common product names can only be used by everyone who has registered as authorized users (or at least those who live within the geographic region ). Darjeeling tea was India's first GI-labeled product. This post is a state-by-state list of Geographical Indication Tags (GI Tags) in India. The state-by-state collection will aid pupils in memorizing a location's cultural identities more quickly.

Geographical Indications FAQs

What rights does a geographical indication provide?

Geographic indications and appellations of origin are a common aspect of everyday life, from Darjeeling's tea to Kanchipuram's silk saree. They not only allow businesses to capitalize on the value of their geographically distinct products, but they also educate and attract customers. A geographical indicator (GI) is a name or sign that appears on items and refers to a specific geographic place of origin (e.g., a town, region, or country). The use of a geographical indicator as a source indication functions as a certification that the product has certain attributes created using traditional methods or has a high reputation because of its geographical origin.

What type of products can geographical indications be used for?

Agricultural items, meals, wine and spirit drinks, handicrafts, and industrial products are all examples of geographical indicators.

How long does the protection of geographical indications last?

Registrations for geographical indications are not subject to a specified duration of validity in many sui generis legislation. This means that unless the registration is canceled, the protection for a registered geographical indicator will remain in effect. Geographical indicators that have been registered as collective or certification marks are usually protected for ten years.

Who is allowed to use a geographical indicator that is protected?

Producers in the defined geographical area who adhere to the product's precise production conditions have the right to use a protected geographical indication.

What are the methods for enforcing geographical indication rights?

Geographic indications (GI) rights, like all intellectual property rights, are enforced through national legislation, usually in a court of law. A competent authority, such as the public prosecutor, or any interested party, whether a natural person or a legal entity, public or private, could take action. Civil (injunctions limiting or forbidding unlawful acts, proceedings for damages, etc.) criminal, or administrative punishments may be provided by national legislation.

What is the difference between a trademark and a geographical indication?

Geographical indications (GIs) designate a product as coming from a certain location. A trademark, on the other hand, distinguishes a product or service as coming from a specific company. A fanciful or arbitrary sign is frequently used as a trademark. In contrast, the name of a geographical location usually determines the name used as a geographical indication. Finally, because a trademark is related to a specific company rather than a specific location, it can be given or licensed to anybody, anywhere in the globe. A GI, on the other hand, may be used by anyone in the region of origin who manufactures items according to established criteria, but because of its link to the place of origin, it cannot be used by anybody elseways. A GI cannot be issued or licensed to anyone outside of that location or who is not a member of the authorized producers' organization.

What's the difference between a geographical indicator and a geographical indication of origin?

Appellations of origin are a type of geographical indication that is unique (GI). A qualitative link between the product and its place of origin is required for GIs and appellations of origin. Both notify customers about a product's geographical origin as well as a quality or feature associated with that location. The main distinction between the two notions is that in the case of an appellation of origin, the connection to the place of origin must be stronger. A product's quality or features must derive entirely or primarily from its geographical origin to be protected as an appellation of origin. This generally means that the raw materials should be sourced in the country of origin, and the product should be processed there as well. In the case of GIs, a single factor attributable to geographical origin is sufficient - be it the product's quality or another feature, or even its reputation.

What makes a geographical indication (GI), an appellation of origin (AO), a protected designation of origin (PDO), and a protected geographical indication (PGI) different?

The word "geographical indication" covers many principles discovered in global treaties and national/nearby legislation, consisting of designation of origin (AO), blanketed origin (PDO) and guarded geographical indication (PGI).The Geneva Act defines "geographical indications" in the TRIPS Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and the Lisbon Agreement on Indications of Origin and Geographical Indications. The "Name of Origin" is defined in the Lisbon Agreement on the Protection of the Name of Origin and its International Registration, as well as the Geneva Act on the Lisbon Agreement on the Name of Origin and Geographical Indications. Within the European Union, the terms "protected designation of origin (PDO)" and "protected geographical indication (PGI)" are used.

What's the connection between traditional knowledge (TK) and geographic designations?

Products with a regional indication are frequently the result of traditional practices and knowledge passed down from generation to generation by a population in a particular place. Similarly, a few merchandise with a geographical indication (GI) might also additionally include exclusive traits of a region`s conventional creative legacy, mentioned as "conventional cultural expressions"(TCEs). This is especially true for physical goods like handicrafts, which are manufactured using natural resources and have traits drawn from their location. The subject matter commonly associated with TK or TCEs, which stays in the public domain under traditional IP systems, is not immediately protected by GIs. GIs, on the other hand, can be utilized to contribute to their protection in an indirect way, such as by preserving them for future generations. This can be accomplished, for example, by describing the production requirements for a GI product, which could include a description of a conventional process or knowledge.

What does it mean to have a geographical designation that is "generic"?

In the context of geographical indications, generic words are designations that, although denoting the origin of a product, have become the term of choice for that product. Camembert cheese is an example of a GI that has become a generic name. Any camembert-style cheese can now be called by this name. A geographical indication's metamorphosis into a generic term might happen in various nations and at different times. This could lead to situations where one country considers a certain indication to be a geographical indicator while another considers the same indication to be a generic expression.

What are “homonymous” geographical indications?

Homonymous geographical indications (GI) are names for items that are spelled or pronounced the same but come from different locales, usually separate countries. These signs should, in theory, coexist, but their coexistence may be constrained by specific conditions. For example, in order to protect consumers from being misled, they may be required to be used only in conjunction with supplementary information about the product's origin. A GI may be denied protection if its usage would be regarded as potentially deceptive to consumers regarding the product's genuine origin due to the existence of another homonymous indicator. Obtaining protection for a geographical indication

Who can request protection for a geographical indication?

A group of manufacturers of a product characterized by a geographical indicator may request protection. The producers may form a group, such as a cooperative or an organization, to represent them and ensure that the product meets particular specifications that they have agreed to or adhere to. Protection may also be requested by a national competent body in some jurisdictions (for example, a local government authority).

Who decides whether geographical indications are protected?

On request, a national (regional) responsible authority will provide protection to a geographical indication (GI). In some nations, the function of awarding GI protection is delegated to a dedicated GI protection body. In other nations, this is handled by the national intellectual property (IP) office. On the WIPO website, there is a directory of IP offices.

What are the requirements for obtaining geographical indication protection?

A sign must meet the legal requirements to be classified as a geographical indication, and there must be no impediments to registering a geographical indication (GI). In general, one of the most significant requirements of the definition is that the GI-identified good must have a link to its geographical origin. This connection can be established based on a given quality, reputation, or another trait, which is primarily dictated by geographical origin. In many cases, a single factor attributable to geographical origin is sufficient, whether it is the product's quality or another characteristic, or just its reputation.

Is there anything that prevents a geographical indicator from being protected?

To begin, signs that do not qualify as geographical indications under the applicable law are
  • normally excluded from geographical indication protection.From a legal standpoint, potential roadblocks to registering a geographical indicator (GI) include the following:
  • There is a conflict with a previous mark.
  • The existence of a geographical indication with the same name could be used to deceive consumers about the product's genuine origin.
  • The name of the indication is a plant variety or animal breed.
  • The lack of protection afforded to the GI in its home nation.

What are the advantages of registering geographical indications?

  • It provides legal protection for geographical indications in India.
  • Allows others to use a Registered Geographical Indication without permission.
  • It provides legal protection for Indian Geographical Indications, which boosts exports.

What Indications can not be registered ?

The indications must fall within the scope of section 2(1)e of the GI Act, 1999 in order to be registrable. As such, it must also comply with the provisions of Section 9, which prohibits the registration of a Geographical Indication.
  • the use of which would deceive or cause confusion; or
  • the use of which would be contrary to any law currently in force; or
  • which contains scandalous or obscene matter; or
  • which comprises or contains any matter likely to harm the time being in force; religious sensitivities of any class or section of citizens of India; or
  • which would otherwise be dismantled to legal protection; or
  • which are determined to be generic names
  • which, while literally true in terms of the territory, region, or locality from which the goods are derived, falsely represents to the public that the goods are derived from another territory, region, or locality.

Is it possible to renew a Geographical Indication?

It can be renewed for another ten years at any time.

What happens if a Geographical Indication isn't renewed?

A registered geographical indication may be removed from the register if it is not renewed.

When does a registered Geographical Indication become infringed?

When an unauthorized user employs a geographical indication that indicates or implies that the goods originated in a geographical area other than the true place of origin of the goods, the public is misled as to the geographical origin of such goods. When the use of a geographical indication causes unfair competition, including passing off in relation to a registered geographical indication. When the use of another geographical indication leads to the public being misled into believing that goods originate in a territory to which a registered geographical indication relates.

Who has the authority to bring an infringement action?

An infringement action can be initiated by the registered proprietor or authorized users of a registered geographical indication.

Is it possible to assign, transmit, or otherwise use a registered geographical indication?

No. A geographical indication is a type of public property owned by the producers of the goods in question. It shall not be the subject of any assignment, transmission, licensing, pledge, mortgage, or other agreement of any kind. When an authorized user dies, his right passes to his successor in title.

Is it possible to remove a registered geographical indication or a registered authorized user from the register?

Yes. The geographical indication or an authorized user may be removed from the register by the Appellate Board or the Registrar of Geographical Indications. Furthermore, action can be taken if an aggrieved party files a complaint.