GI tag

  • Category
    Economy
  • Published
    20th Aug, 2019
  • The Geographical Indication (GI) under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has recently registered 4 new GIs.
  • These latest additions to the list of registered GIs are:

Context

  • The Geographical Indication (GI) under the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade has recently registered 4 new GIs.
  • These latest additions to the list of registered GIs are:
    • Palani Panchamirtham from Tamil Nadu,
    • Tawlhlohpuan and Mizo Puanchei from Mizoram and
    • Tirur Betel leaf from Kerala

About

Geographical Indication (GI):

  • GI is an indication used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
  • Such a name conveys an assurance of quality and distinctiveness which is essentially attributable to its origin in that defined geographical locality.

Palani Panchamirtham:

  • It is an abishega Prasadam, from Palani Town in Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu.
  • It is one of the main offerings in the Abisegam of Lord Dhandayuthapani Swamy, the presiding deity of Arulmigu Dhandayuthapaniswamy Temple, situated in Palani Hills.
  • It is a combination of five natural substances, namely, banana, jaggery sugar, cow ghee, honey and cardamom in a definite proportion.
  • It is prepared in a natural method without addition of any preservatives or artificial ingredients and is well known for its religious fervour and gaiety.
  • This is the first time a temple ‘prasadam’ from Tamil Nadu has been bestowed with the GI tag.

Tawlhlohpuan:

  • It is a medium to heavy, compactly woven, good quality fabric from Mizoram.
  • It is known for warp yarns, warping, weaving & intricate designs that are made by hand.
  • Tawlhloh, in Mizo language, means 'to stand firm or not to move backward’.
  • Tawlhlohpuan, which holds high significance in the Mizo society, is produced throughout the state of Mizoram.
  • Aizawl and Thenzawl towns are the main centres of production.

Mizo Puanchei:

  • It is a colourful Mizo shawl, from Mizoram, which is considered as the most colourful among the Mizo textiles.
  • It is an essential possession for every Mizo lady and an important marriage outfit in the state.
  • It is also the most commonly used costume in Mizo festive dances and official ceremonies.
  • The weavers insert the designs and motifs by using supplementary yarns while weaving to create this beautiful and alluring textile.

Tirur betel:

  • This is a vine from Kerala, which is mainly cultivated in Tirur, Tanur, Tirurangadi, Kuttippuram, Malappuram and Vengara block panchayaths of Malappuram District.
  • It is valued both for its mild stimulant action and medicinal properties.
  • Even though it is commonly used for making pan masala for chewing, it has many medicinal, industrial and cultural usages and is considered as a remedy for bad breath and digestive disorders.

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