Kerala:’Mattu Gulla’ -Brinjal gets GI certificate

Published: January 9, 2012

The local variety of brinjal, popularly known as “Mattu Gulla” was awarded the GI certificate by the Geographical Indication Registry (GIR) of the Union Government, in Chennai.

  • The Certificate GI Number-100 and Certificate number-158 was presented to the Mattu Gulla Growers Union by the State Horticulture Department.
  • The peasants staged a struggle to sustain their indigenous variety of Mattu Gulla when the Indian variety of brinjal was under threat from the BT in the country.
  • The growers united to seek GI Certificate from the Union Ministry. Peasants thanked the Union Ministry for issuing the GI certificate to their local variety of brinjal.