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Madhya Pradesh seeks GI tag for its Basmati rice

Jul 07, 2020 15:03 IST

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is seeking a Geographical Indication tag for Basmati rice produced in the state. He, recently, met Union Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare Minister Narendra Singh Tomar to discuss the same. Madhya Pradesh's Basmati rice has a market in America and Canada. A geographical indication tag conveys a unique distinctiveness of the region and plays a major role in trade. Recently, Kashmiri saffron and Chak-Hao, the black rice of Manipur, were given the tag, including them in the list of around 370 geographical indications with area-specific qualities.