GI Tag to Assam’s Judima Wine Rice
5th Oct, 2021
Judima, a home-made rice wine of Assam’s Dimasa tribe has become the first traditional brew in all of northeast to bag a Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Key -points about Judima
- Judima is a rice wine made from sticky rice, which is steamed and mixed with traditional herbs called Thembra (Acacia pennata).
- The wine is a specialty of the Dimasa tribe of the state and has a distinct sweet taste.
- It takes around one week to prepare.
- It can be stored for years.
- It is a local traditional drink, the citizens wanted to brand it and ensure its preservation for the future and that’s why they formed a group and applied for the GI tag.
Other Recent GI Tagged Products from Assam
- Chokuwa Rice of Assam (2019)
- KajiNemu (a type of lemon) (2020)