Manipur

9 agricultural products from north-east India accorded GI registration tag

Nine organic and exotic agricultural products from Northeast India were accorded geographical indication (GI) registration tag.

GI tag will help to protect these exclusive special local crops and pave way for better branding and marketing of these products both in domestic and international Market.

Geographical Indication (GI) accorded products are

  • Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger.
  • Assam Tezpur Litchi.
  • Meghalaya Khasi Mandarin.
  • Sikkim Large Cardamom.
  • Mizoram Bird Eye Chilly.
  • Manipur Kachai Lemon.
  • Tripura Queen Pineapple.
  • Arunachal Orange.
  • Nagaland Tree Tomato.

Union Government owned North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Limited (NERAMAC) had played important role in getting GI registry. North Eastern Council (NEC) provided the financial support to this initiative.   

About Geographical Indication (GI)

  • Geographical Indication is an insignia on products having a unique geographical origin and evolution over centuries.
  • It is a mark of authenticity and ensures that registered authorised users (or at least those residing inside the geographic territory) are allowed to use the popular product name.
  • In India GI registration is governed by the Geographical Indications of goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.
  • Darjeeling tea was the first product in India accorded with GI tag.

For more information refer- What is Geographical Indications Registry?

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Meghalaya Governor Dr KK Paul given additional charge as Governor of Manipur

Meghalaya Governor Dr Krishan Kant Paul sworn in as the 15th Governor of Manipur. Manipur High Court’s Chief Justice Lakshmi Kanta Mahapatra administered the oath of office and secrecy to Dr KK Paul.

Dr KK Paul who is currently the Governor of Meghalaya will be taking an additional charge as Governor of Manipur. Dr Krishan Kant Paul has earlier served as the Commissioner of Delhi Police from February 2004 to July 2007 and had afterwards joined UPSC as a member on July 26, 2007.

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Sikkim becomes most favoured destination of foreign tourists in northeast India

Foreign tourists visiting the north-eastern (NE) states of India are choosing Sikkim as their most favored destination in NE region of the country.

As per figures released by the Tourism Ministry, while the state received 23,602 tourists in 2011, it was 26,489 in 2012 and 31,698 in 2013 respectively. Sikkim is followed by Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura respectively.

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