Basmati Rice Current Affairs, GK & News

Export of Regional, and GI Agri Products

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has been identifying new GI tagged Agri products so that they can be exported to new destinations. Overview: Geographical Indication (GI) tag is a unique identifier that is given to a product, which defines the region of origin of that product. This tag also signifies the product’s origin as ..

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Spice Xchange India Portal

The Spice Board of India recently launched the Spice Exchange Portal. The portal will act as a meeting point between the Indian spice exporters and the buyers all over the world. This platform is first of its kind in the country. The platform was launched by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The portal ..

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GoI allows Export of Onions

In September 2019, GoI had banned the export of onions in order to bring down its prices in the country. The prices of the key cooking ingredient had soared due to supply disruptions and floods in the major onion producing states Haryana and Maharashtra. Highlights Onion prices peaked in December 2019 as rains hit the ..

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Geographical Indication tag for Basmati rice of 7 states approved

The Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) has ordered Chennai based Geographical Indications Registry (GIR) to issue ‘Geographical Indication’ tag for basmati rice. This GI tag will be issued to basmati rice variety grown in 7 states in the Indo-Gangetic Plains (IGP) on the foothills of the Himalayas. These states are Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, ..

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