The Geographical Indication Registry (GI) put a mark on the rice Nagri Dubraj from Chhattisgarh because of its unique smell.
The moniker has also been applied to the Madhya Pradesh-grown Morena and Rewa mangoes.
Nagri Dubraj Rice
- It was created by a women’s self-help organization. Dubraj has been harvested by the women’s self-help organization “Maa Durga Swasahayata Samuh” of Nagri in the Dhamtari region.
- It is an indigenous variety with small grains that, when cooked, are extremely soft to consume and are referred to as the Chhattisgarh Basmati because of their fragrance.
- The GI (geographic indication) tag shows that a product comes from a specific place or has characteristics that can be traced back to a certain area.
- A GI is mainly a manufactured product (handicrafts and industrial goods), an agricultural product, or a natural product that comes from a specific geographic region.
- The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act of 1999 says who can get GI badges and how they should be used.
- The Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property, which sets rules for intellectual property rights, covers it.
- This tag can be renewed after its initial 10-year validity term.
Advantages of Obtaining a GI Tag
- Geographical tags are given legal protection in India.
stops others from using a registered geographical indication without permission.
- Geographical markers used in India are given legal protection, which increases exports.
It supports the monetary well-being of manufacturers of products made in a specific area.