The Koraput Kalajeera Rice, Rayagada Kapdaganda shawl, Salem Sago Sabudana of Tamil Nadu, Chokuwa Rice of Assam, Matti banana of Kanniyakumari, Bikaner Usta Kala Craft, Udaipur Koftgari Metal Craft, Goan Bebinca, Jodhpur Bandhej Craft, Bikaner Kashidakari Craft, Goa Mankurad Mango, and Jalesar Dhatu Shilp recently gets the GI tag and hence the total number of GI tags in India 2023 goes to over 430. It includes- Tandur red gram of Telangana, gamocha of Assam, Alibag white onion of Maharashtra, and Raktsey Karpo apricot of Ladakh among others.
GI stands for Geographical Indication (GI) in India. A Geographical Indication (GI) tag is given to an entrepreneur or a group of businessmen of a particular area/ state/ country to manufacturer goods of exemplary quality. These tags are issued according to the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act,1999. However, it was implemented on 15th September 2003. In the year 2019, four new GI tags were introduced by the government.
It is a smart idea to know about the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag 2023. Many questions in different competitive exams are often asked about the Geographical Indication Tag 2023 under general awareness section. In this post, we are going to provide all the necessary details related to GI Tag in India along with the list of GI tag in India 2023.
About Geographical Indication (GI) Tag
A GI tag is an abbreviation of Geographical Indication. Basically, it is a name or sign given to certain products that are related to a specific geographical location like region, town, or country. We can also say that Geographical Indication is a certificate issued for a product indicating that the product has a certain specific quality, or has a particular reputation because of its geographical location.
Typically, GI tags are issued for products like agricultural goods, wine and spirit drinks, foodstuff, handicrafts, and industrial products.
Issuance of an GI tag makes sure that only the authorized and registered manufacturers are allowed to use the famous product name. For example – a GI tag is issued in the name of Darjeeling Tea. Producers of Darjeeling Tea can not use the term “Darjeeling” if the tea is grown in their tea gardens or not produced as per the procedure set out in the code of practice for the geographical indication.
- Top 5 states in India which holds maximum number of GI tags includes Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Kerala.
- Tamil Nadu and Karntaka holds maximum number of GI tags followed by Kerala with 35 GI tag, Uttar Pradesh with 34 GI tag and Maharashtra with 31 GI tag.
Objectives behind a GI Tag
The main motive of the Geographical Indication Tag is to restrict the unauthorized use of a Registered Geographical Indication by other manufactures/ sellers. There are many other benefits of the GI tags are given below.
- It provides legal security for the manufacturer of Unique goods originating from a particular place in the Country.
- The GI tag also helps customers to get the finest quality products of their desired quality.
- The GI tag is an assurance of authenticity. If manufacturers have a GI Tag then it is an indication that the product they are manufacturing is genuine.
- It also enhances and promotes goodwill of manufacturers of GI tag goods by boosting the product demand in the national and international markets.
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List of GI Tags 2023 (Latest updated list)
The government of India keeps on issuing GI tags on various products to safeguard their quality. Recently, many products received Geographical Indication (GI) tags. The list of products that get Geographical Indication Tags in the year 2023 is given below.
|Geographical Indication (GI) Tag 2023|
|Name of the product||Category of the product||State or Union Territory|
|Narasinghapettai nagaswaram||Handcrafted||Tamil Nadu|
|Dindigul Locks||Manufactured||Tamil Nadu|
|Idu Mishmi Textiles||Handicraft||Arunachal Pradesh|
|Srivilliputtur Palkova||Food Stuff||Tamil Nadu|
|Kandangi Saree||Handicraft||Tamil Nadu|
|Kashmir Saffron||Agriculture||Jammu & Kashmir|
|Manipuri Black Rice||Food Stuff||Manipur|
|Kodaikanal Malai Poondu||Agricultural||Tamil Nadu|
|Palani Panchamirtham||Food Stuff||Tamil Nadu|
|Tirur Betel Leaf (Tirur Vettila)||Agricultural||Kerala|
|Gulbarga Tur Dal||Agricultural||Karnataka|
State-wise list of over 430 Geographical Indication (GI) Tags in India
Every state in India has some special and unique products. The GI tags are allotted to many of such products. The list of State wise of GI tags in India is given in the following table.
|Name of the Indian State||Products with GI tags|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Idu Mishmi Textiles Arunachal Orange|
|Andhra Pradesh||Araku Valley Arabica Coffee, Guntur Sannam Chilli, Bandar Laddu, Tirupati Laddu, Allagadda Stone Carving, Etikoppaka Toys, Durgi Stone Carvings, Udayagiri Wooden Cutlery, Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu Sarees And Paavadas, Mangalagiri Sarees and Fabrics, Bobbili Veena, Venkatagiri Sarees, Uppada Jamdani Sarees, Andhra Pradesh Leather Puppetry, Budithi Bell & Brass Metal Craft, Machilipatnam Kalamkari, Kondapalli Bommallu, Srikalahasthi Kalamkari, Atreyapuram Pootharekulu|
|Bihar||Mircha rice, Sujini Embroidery Work of Bihar(Logo), Silao Khaja, Shahi Litchi of Bihar, Maghai Paan, Katarni Rice, Bhagalpuri Zardalu, Sikki Grass Products of Bihar (Logo), Applique (Khatwa) Work of Bihar (Logo), Bhagalpur Silk, Sikki Grass Products of Bihar, Sujini Embroidery Work of Bihar, Applique (Khatwa) Work of Bihar, Madhubani Paintings|
|Goa||Feni, Khola Chilli, Goan Bebinca, Goa Mankurad Mango|
|Chhattisgarh||Nagri Dubraj rice, Bastar Dhokra, Bastar Iron Craft, Bastar Wooden Craft|
|Gujarat||Jamnagari Bandhani, RajKot Patola , Pethapur Printing Blocks, Gir Kesar Mango, Bhalia Wheat, Sankheda Furniture, Agates of Cambay, Kutch Embroidery, Tangaliya Shawl , Surat Zari Craft, Kachchh Shawls, Patan Patola, Sankheda Furniture (Logo), Kutch Embroidery (Logo), Agates of Cambay (Logo)|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Kani Shawl, Kashmir Pashmina, Kashmir Paper Machine, Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving, Khatamband, Kashmiri Hand Knotted Carpet, Saffron (Mongra, Lachha, Guchhi)|
|Himachal Pradesh||Kullu Shawl, Kangra Tea, Chamba Rumal, Kinnauri Shawl, Kullu ShawL (Logo), Kangra Paintings, Himachali Kala Zeera, Himachali Chilli Oil|
|Karnataka||Mysore Silk, Bidriware, Channapatna Toys & Dolls, Mysore Rosewood Inlay, Kasuti Embroidery, Mysore Traditional Paintings, Ilkal Sarees, Ganjifa Cards of Mysore, Navalgund Durries, Karnataka Bronzeware, Sandur Lambani Embroidery, Kinhal Toys, Udupi Sarees, Mysore Silk (Logo), Coorg Orange, Mysore Betel leaf, Nanjangud Banana, Udupi Mallige, Mysore Mallige, Hadagali Mallige, Coorg Green Cardamom, Devanahalli Pomelo, Appemidi Mango, Kamalapur Red Banana, Bangalore Blue Grapes, Coorg Arabica Coffee, Chikmagalur Arabica Coffee, Bababudangiri Arabica Coffee, Sirsi Supari, Gulbarga Tur Dal, Dharwad Pedha, Mysore Agarbathi, Mysore Sandalwood Oil, Mysore Sandal soap|
|Madhya Pradesh||Gond Art, Chanderi Sarees, Leather Toys of Indore, Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh, Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh, Maheshwar Sarees & Fabrics, Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh (Logo), Leather Toys of Indore (Logo), Ratlami Sev, Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh (Logo ), Jhabua Kadaknath Black Chicken Meat|
|Kerala||Tirur Betel Leaf (Tirur Vettila), Alleppey Coir, Navara Rice, Palakkadan Matta Rice, Alleppey Green Cardamom, Maddalam of Palakkad, Screw Pine Craft of Kerala, Brass Broidered Coconut Shell Crafts of Kerala, Pokkali Rice , Vazhakulam Pineapple, Cannanore Home Furnishings, Balaramapuram Sarees and Fine Cotton Fabrics, Kasaragod Sarees, Kuthampully Sarees, Central Travancore Jaggery, Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice A, Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice, Payyannur Pavithra Ring, Chendamangalam Dhoties & Set Mundu, Kaipad Rice, Chengalikodan Nendran Banana, Kuthampully Dhoties & Set Mundu, Maddalam of Palakkad (Logo), Brass Broidered Coconut Shell Craft of Kerala (Logo), Screw Pine Craft of Kerala (Logo, Nilambur Teak, Wayanad Robusta Coffee, Marayoor Jaggery (Marayoor Sharkara)|
|Maharashtra||Alibag white onion, Solapur Chaddar, Solapur Terry Towel, Puneri Pagadi, Nashik Valley Wine, Paithani Sarees and Fabrics, Mahabaleshwar Strawberry, Nashik Grapes, Kolhapur Jaggery, Ajara Ghansal Rice, Mangalwedha Jowar, Sindhudurg & Ratnagiri Kokum, Waghya Ghevada, Navapur Tur Dal, Vengurla Cashew, Lasalgaon Onion, Sangli Raisins, Beed Custard Apple, Jalna Sweet Orange, Waigaon Turmeric, Purandar Fig, Jalgaon Bharit Brinjal, Solapur Pomegranate, Bhiwapur Chil, Ambemohar Rice, Dahanu Gholvad Chikoo, Jalgaon Banana, Marathwada Kesar Mango, Karvath Kati Sarees & Fabrics, Alphonso, Sangli Turmeric|
|Meghalaya||Khasi Mandarin, Memong Narang|
|Mizoram||Mizo Chilli, Pawndum, Ngotekherh, Hmaram, Tawlhlohpuan, Mizo Puanchei|
|Odisha||Koraput Kalajeera Rice, Rayagada Kapdaganda shawl, Kotpad Handloom fabric, Orissa Ikat , Konark Stone carving, Orissa Pattachitra, Pipli Applique Work, Khandua Saree and Fabrics, Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics, Ganjam Kewda Rooh, Ganjam Kewda Flower, Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics , Sambalpuri Bandha Saree & Fabrics, Bomkai Saree & Fabrics, Habaspuri Saree & Fabrics , Berhampur Patta (Phoda Kumbha) Saree & Joda, Orissa Pattachitra (Logo), Kandhamal Haladi, Odisha Rasagola|
|Nagaland||Naga Mircha, Naga Tree Tomato, Chakhesang Shawl|
|Rajasthan||Kota Doria, Blue Pottery of Jaipur, Molela Clay Work, Kathputlis of Rajasthan, Bikaneri Bhujia, Kota Doria (Logo), Bagru Hand Block Print, Thewa Art Work, Makrana Marbl, Molela Clay Work of Rajasthan (Logo), Blue Pottery of Jaipur (Logo), Kathputlis of Rajasthan (Logo), Pokaran Pottery, Bikaner Usta Kala Craft,Jodhpur Bandhej Craft, Bikaner Kashidakari Craft, Udaipur Koftgari Metal Craft|
|Telangana||Tandur red gram, Pochampally Ikat, Silver Filigree of Karimnagar, Nirmal Toys and Craft, Nirmal Furniture, Nirmal Paintings, Gadwal Sarees, Hyderabad Haleem, Cheriyal Paintings, Siddipet Gollabhama, Narayanpet Handloom Sarees, Pochampally Ikat (Logo), Adilabad Dokra, Warangal Durries, Telia Rumal|
|Tamil Nadu||Salem Sago Sabudana, Salem Fabric, Kancheepuram Silk, Madurai Sungudi, Coimbatore Wet Grinder, Thanjavur Paintings, Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil, Thanjavur Art Plate, East India Leather, Salem Silk known as Salem Venpattu, Kovai Kora Cotton Sarees, Arani Silk, Swamimalai Bronze Icons, Eathamozhi Tall Coconut, Thanjavur Doll, Nilgiri (Orthodox), Virupakshi Hill Banana, Sirumalai Hill Banana, Madurai Malli, Pattamadai Pai (“Pattamadai Mat”), Nachiarkoil Authoor Betel leaves, Kuthuvilakku (“Nachiarkoil Lamp”), Chettinad Kottan, Toda Embroidery, Thanjavur Veenai, Thanjavur Art Plate (Logo), Swamimalai Bronze Icons (Logo), Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil (Logo), Mahabalipuram Stone Sculpture , Erode Manjal (Erode Turmeric), Thirubuvanam Silk Sarees, Kodaikanal Malai Poondu, Palani Panchamirtham, Dindigul Locks, Kandangi Saree, Srivilliputtur Palkova, Kovilpatti Kadalai Mittai, Thanjavur Pith Works, Arumbavur Wood Carvings|
|Tripura||Tripura Queen Pineapple|
|West Bengal||Darjeeling Tea (word & logo), Nakshi Kantha, Santiniketan Leather Goods, Malda Laxman Bhog Mango, lKhirsapati (Himsagar) mangoes, Malda Fazli Mango, Santipur Saree, Baluchari Saree, Dhaniakhali Saree, Joynagar Moa, Bardhaman Sitabhog, Bardhaman Mihidana, Gobindobhog Rice, Tulaipanji Rice, Banglar Rasogolla , Bankura Panchmura Terracotta Craft , Bengal Patachitra, Purulia Chhau Mask, Wooden Mask of Kushmandi, Madur kathi|
Frequently Asked Questions
As of now, there are total of over 430 products added in the GI list.
Tamil Nadu is the state with the most number of GI tags products. Currently, it has 56 geographical indication tagged products in the country.
There was a dispute regarding the origin of Roshogulla. Both West Bengal and Odisha claim that the dessert originated in their state. Now, both states have GI tags for their versions of Roshogulla.
Geographical Indication Registry under the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry allot GI tag in India.