Nine products from across country get GI tag

Nine products from across country get GI tag

  • The Union government has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to 9 products from across the country.
  • Of the 9 GI tags given, five were for products from Kerala

    Assamese Gamocha-Assam
    Alibag White Onion-Maharashtra
    Tandur Redgram-Telangana
    Raktsey Karpo Apricot-Ladakh
    Attappady Thuvara (Attappady red gram)-Kerala
    Kanthalloor Vattavada Garlic(Kanthalloor Vattavada Veluthulli)-Kerala
    Kodungallur Snap Melon(Kodungallur Pottuvellari)-Kerala
    Attappady Aattukombu Dolichos Bean[Attappady Aattukombu Avara]-Kerala
    Onattukara Sesame(Onattukara Ellu)-Kerala

  • With this, the total number of registered GI products in India stands at 432.
  • The top five states with the most GI tags are
Karnataka  48
Tamil Nadu 42
Kerala 35
Uttar Pradesh 34
Maharashtra 31



  • A GI is a label that is applied to products that have a specific geographical origin and have characteristics that are related to that particular location.
  • Administered under Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.
  • Darjeeling tea became the first GI tagged product in India, in 2004–05.
  • Head Office for GI Tag is situated at Chennai.

Launch of ‘EV-YATRA PORTAL’ Mobile App

    • The Mobile application “EV Yatra” has been designed and developed to facilitate in-vehicle navigation to the nearest public EV charger.
  • The App was developed by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency.
  • A website to disseminate information on various central and state-level initiatives to promote e-mobility in the country, and a web-portal to enable CPOs to register their charging details securely into the National Online Database was also launched.

About BEE

  • An agency of the Government of India under the Ministry of Power created in March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act 2001.

U.N. recognises Ganga project among 10 initiatives restoring natural world

  • The 10 global environmental initiatives which aim to restore more than 68 million hectares including Ganges River Rejuvenation project from India were declared as World Restoration Flagships, under the banner of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.
  • United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a global movement coordinated by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
  • was launched in 2014 as Namami Ganga Initiative.

About The Ganges River Rejuvenation project

  • Namami Gange Programme’, is an Integrated Conservation Mission, approved as ‘Flagship Programme’ by the Union Government in June 2014 with budget outlay of Rs.20,000 Crore to accomplish the twin objectives of effective abatement of pollution, conservation and rejuvenation of National River Ganga.
  • Main pillars of the Namami Gange Programme are:-
  • Sewerage Treatment Infrastructure
  • River-Front Development
  • River-Surface Cleaning
  • Biodiversity
  • Afforestation
  • Public Awareness
  • Industrial Effluent Monitoring
  • Ganga Gram
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