UP Yogi government has applied for GI tag for food items of many districts including Petha of Agra

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Mathura’s Peda and Agra’s Petha

The Uttar Pradesh government, which is running an ambitious scheme like one district, one product, is now making efforts to give different identity to the special food products of different districts. Be it Mathura’s Peda, Agra’s Petha, Fatehpur Sikri’s Naan Khatai, Aligarh’s Chamcham Mithai or Kanpur’s Sattu and Buknu, all these food products are being applied for GI tag by the Uttar Pradesh government. .

What is GI tag?

‘GI Tag’ i.e. Geographical Indication assures the quality and uniqueness of such agricultural, natural or manufactured products, which are produced in a specific geographical area, and due to which it contains unique characteristics and properties. It is noteworthy that application has already been made for agricultural and processed products like Chausa Mango, Banarasi Paan (leaf) of Varanasi, Jaunpur and Ballia, Imarti of Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. Their registration process is in the final stage. There are a total of 36 products of Uttar Pradesh which have got ‘GI Tag’. In this, six products are related to agriculture. At the same time, a total of 420 products of India are registered under ‘GI Tag’, out of which 128 products are related to agriculture.

Applications have been made for the products of many cities

Additional Chief Secretary in the Agriculture Department, Devesh Chaturvedi told that at present six products of Uttar Pradesh are registered in ‘GI Tag’, Allahabadi Surkha guava, Malihabadi Dussehri mango, black salt rice of Gorakhpur-Basti and Devipatan divisions, Basmati of western UP , Rataul Mango of Baghpat and Desavari Paan of Mahoba. According to the statement, there are about 15 agricultural and processed products whose registration process for Geographical Indication is pending. These include Banaras’s Langra Mango, Bundelkhand’s Kathia Wheat, Pratapgarh Amla, Banaras Lal Peda, Banaras Red Stuffed Chilli, Gourjit Mango of UP, Chiraigaon Karonda of Varanasi, Chausa Mango of West UP, Adam Sugar Rice of Purvanchal, Banarasi Paan (leaf). , Banaras Thandai, Jaunpur ki Imarti, Muzaffarnagar Gur, Banaras Tirangi Barfi and Ramnagar Bhanta.

Application for Naan Khatai of Fatehpur Sikri also

On the other hand, the potential agricultural and processed products that have been mentioned for ‘GI tagging’ include Malwan ka Peda, Mathura ka Peda, Fatehpur Sikri’s Naan Khatai, Agra’s Petha, Aligarh’s Chamcham Mithai, Kanpur Nagar’s Sattu and Buknu. , Pratapgarhi marmalade, Magalganj’s Rasgulla, Sandila’s laddu and Balrampur’s tinni rice are prominent. Apart from this, Paniyala fruit of Gorakhpur, native groundnut, jaggery-sugar, rose and rose products of Hathras, Jamun of Bithoor, Hathi Singar (vegetable) of Farrukhabad, cumin-32 rice of Chunar, Yakuti mango of Barabanki, green chili of Ambedkarnagar. , Maize of Gonda, Sawa Kodon of Sonbhadra, Khataria wheat of Bulandshahar, Jaunpuri Maize, Kanpuri Red Jowar, Native Arhar of Bundelkhand are also included.

The street vendors of Lucknow can also get the tag

The list also includes products like Revdi from Lucknow, Safeda Mango, Groundnut from Sitapur, Sathi Rice (Boro Red and Boro Black) from Ballia, Desi Til from Saharanpur, Radish from Jaunpur and Khurchan from Khurja. Due to the efforts of the government, soon these products will be applied for GI tag nomination. According to the statement, the GI tag provides legal protection to an agricultural product found in a region. GI tag is treated as a trademark in the international market. This promotes exports, as well as increases local income and by identifying specific agricultural products, it is easy to export and promote them in India as well as in the international market.

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