Tripura govt focuses on GI tagging of indigenous foods & products
Agartala, May 27 (KNN) Tripura government has initiated significant emphasis for “Geographical Indication” tagging of food products cultivated and cooked, and handloom and handicraft items made by the indigenous people residing in rural and remote areas of the state, Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare minister Ratan Lal Nath said on Friday.
He said that the government has taken initiatives for “GI” tagging of indigenous cuisines ‘Gudok’ made with ‘Shidol’ dry fish and ‘Chakhwi’ made with bamboo shoots, and beverage ‘Langi’ which is a locally-made hygienic rice beer brewed in rural households of indigenous people.
The state government has also initiated GI tagging of various items of agriculture, horticulture, handlooms, Handicrafts, fruits, sweets, etc. within 2023, he said.
Minister said that along with indigenous cuisines and beverage, ‘Kalikhasha’ aromatic rice, ‘Sabri’ banana, ‘Gandharaj’ lemon, ‘Binni’ rice also known as sticky rice, jackfruit, ‘Chanar Payesh’, Matabari ‘Peda’, etc are tagged.
Not only these, he also expressed his desire for GI tagging of ‘Hojagiri’ and ‘Shangrai’ dances, ‘Garia Puja’, ‘Kharchi Puja’ & ‘Ker Puja’ which are completely originated from this state.
Tripura’s A&FW minister Ratan Lal on Friday morning inaugurated a ‘Geographical Indication (GI) Awareness Seminar’ to user authorize 300 farmers to use GI tagging of the NERAMAC processed certification.
Over 200 ‘Queen’ pineapple producers attended this event. (KNN Bureau)