03 December, 2020

Geographical Indication Or Global Irritation? Nothing Official About GI Tags

From the ubiquitous rosogolla to the Basmati rice, from Mysore silk to Kolhapuri chappals, how India's GI law is completely messed up

Geographical Indication Or Global Irritation? Nothing Official About GI Tags
outlookindia.com
2019-08-16T14:56:32+05:30

 Multi-Label

  • Rosogolla West Bengal, Odisha
  • Kolhapuri Chappal Karnataka, Maharashtra
  • Araku Valley Arabic Coffee Andhra, Odisha
  • Basmati Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, J&K
  • Nagpur Orange Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh
  • Warli Painting Maharashtra, Gujarat, Daman and Diu
  • Phulkari Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan
  • Allepey Green Cardamom Kerala, Tamil Nadu
  • Malabar Pepper Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu

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A book’s cover indicates little about the merits of what lies bey­ond it, and we are exhorted, ever anon, about the utter vac­uity inherent in a name. Yet, look at the alchemy triggered in our minds at the merest mention of the words...

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