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  • 28 July, 2022

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GI Tag to White Onion

GI Tag to White Onion

Alibag’s white onion gets GI tagged, to benefit farmers as white onion will get the premium price.

About white onion

  • With its picturesque beaches, Alibag, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, is one of the popular tourist spots.
  • This historic place will now be recognized for Geographical Indication (GI) tagged white onion.
  • The GI for this onion, characterized by its sweetness, has been accepted.
  • The GI tag gives a unique identity to the white onion, which has medicinal qualities and is being cultivated in a traditional way for a long time.
  • Farmers will directly get benefits as the white onion will get the premium price because of the GI tag.

About GI tag

  • It is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and it possesses qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
  • GI tag is basically an assurance that the product is coming from that specific area. It’s a kind of trademark in the international market.
  • It is a part of the intellectual property rights that comes under the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
  • In India, Geographical Indications registration is administered by the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act of 1999.
  • The GI tag is issued by the Geographical Indication Registry under the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Items Covered: Agricultural products, foodstuffs, wine and spirit drinks, handicrafts, and industrial products.


Source: The Hindu

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