List of Products Accorded GI Tags

  • 08 Feb 2024

Recently, different products across the Indian states, ranging from handicrafts, art and agriculture have been accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.


Kapdaganda Shawl

  • Woven and embroidered by the women of the Dongaria Kondh tribe, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) in the Niyamgiri hills in Odisha’s Rayagada and Kalahandi districts, the shawl reflects the rich tribal heritage of the Dongaria Kondhs.
  • Embroidered mostly by the unmarried Kondh women, the shawls symbolize “their heritage and ethnic identity”.
  • The shawl is embroidered mostly with the threads of three beautiful colours such as red, green and yellow.
  • The cloth for Kapdaganda is off white colour and made up in handloom by Domb, a scheduled caste community engaged in handloom weaving.

Lanjia Saura Painting

  • Lanjia Saura painting is a style of wall mural painting. Those paintings also called ekons or popularly, the idital that has a lot of religious and spiritual importance for the tribe.
  • The painting, one of the oldest tribal art forms, is also known as Idital. The artworks are famous for their beauty, aesthetics, ritualistic association and iconography.
  • The art form belongs to the Lanjia Saura community, a PVTG largely residing in the Rayagada district.

Koraput Kala Jeera Rice

  • The black-coloured rice variety, also known as the ‘Prince of Rice’, is famous for its aroma, taste, texture and nutritional value.
  • Tribal farmers of the Koraput region have preserved the rice variety for around 1,000 years.

Similipal Kai Chutney

  • The chutney made with red weaver ants is a traditional delicacy of the tribals in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district.
  • These ants are found in the forests of Mayurbhanj, including in the Similipal forests.

Nayagarh Kanteimundi Brinjal

  • This Brinjal is known for its prickly thorns on the stems and the whole plant. The plants are resistant to major insects and can be grown with minimal pesticide.

Odisha Khajuri Guda

  • It is a natural sweetener extracted from date palm trees and has its origin in the Gajapati district.
  • Traditionally, the jaggery is prepared in a trapezoidal form called ‘Patali Gur’ and is organic by nature. It is dark brown and has a unique taste.

Dhenkanal Magji

  • It is a type of sweet made from cheese from buffalo milk, with distinct characteristics in terms of appearance, taste, flavour, shape, and size.
  • Mandar-Sadangi area of Gondia block is believed to be the centre of origin of the sweet stuff, which has now been spread to the entire district.

West Bengal

Sunderbans Honey

  • The coveted GI tag has been granted to Sunderbans honey, locally known as ‘Mouban,’ collected by the ‘Mouli’ community.
  • This acknowledgment not only preserves the authenticity of the honey but also serves as a crucial economic boost for the livelihoods of those residing in the Sunderbans.

Kalo Nunia Rice

  • Hailing from Jalpaiguri district, Black Nunia rice, known as the ‘Prince of Rice,’ has earned its GI tag.
  • This indigenous rice variety adds to the agricultural richness of the state.

Tangail Saree

  • The hugely popular tangail cotton sarees have finer count and are decorated with extra warp designs using coloured yarn.
  • It is a simplification of the jamdani cotton saree but with minimal designs in the body portion.

Garad Saree

  • Garad silk sarees are characterized by a plain white or off-white body, an unornamented coloured border and a striped pallu and were earlier worn for performing pujas.
  • With the change in taste, various colours and woven patterns have been introduced.

Korial Saree

  • The korial sarees are lavish silk ones.
  • They are in either white or cream base and have the characteristic heavy gold and silver embellishments of Benarasi sarees in the border and pallu.


Kachchhi Kharek

  • Kachchhi Kharek, the indigenous variety of dates of Kutch, has become the second fruit of Gujarat to get a geographical indication (GI) tag.
  • It is cultivated under hot arid zones of Gujarat in Kachchh district of Gujarat.
  • Kachchhi Kharek is product of date palm harvested at Khalal (fresh stage), which are bold, crisp and sweet.
  • The fruits are rich in nutrients (particularly carbohydrate, fat, calcium, phosphorus and iron) and high calorific value.

Arunachal Pradesh

Wancho Wooden Craft

  • Wancho wooden craft items are unique as they feature tobacco pipes with head-shaped bowls and drinking mugs showing warriors carrying heads.

Adi Kekir (Ginger)

  • Adi Kekir is a variety of ginger produced in East Siang, Siang and Upper Siang districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • It is known for its taste and size.

Handmade Carpets

  • The handmade carpets made by Tibetan refugees, who live in various parts of the state, are known for their typical designs, motifs and textures.
  • One of the uniqueness of carpet making is the development of carpet knot. Knots were developed independently in this geographical area. No other cultures are known to use theknots.
  • The texture of carpets differs from the quality and nature of the material. Carpets are made in both double and single knotting system in Arunachal Pradesh.

Apatani Textiles

  • The Apatani weave comes from the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh living at Ziro, the headquarters of lower Subansiri district.
  • Aaptani are a tribal group of people living in the Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh. They speak a local language called Tani and worship the sun and the moon.
  • The Apatani community weaves its own textiles for various occasions, including rituals and cultural festivals and only women folk are engaged in weaving.
  • The woven fabric of this tribe is known for its geometric and zigzag patterns and also for its angular designs.
  • The tribe predominantly weaves shawls known as jig-jiro and jilan or jackets called supuntarii.
  • The people here use different leaves and plant resources for organic dying the cotton yarns in their traditional ways.

Monpa Textiles

  • Monpa people have expertise in weaving. Weaving in their society is almost exclusively done by women.
  • Large prayer flags printed with figures and script, mantras carved onto stone walls and the continuance of wearing traditional clothes for festivals reestablishes it as very special place.
  • A unique aspect of the Monpa dress is the distinctive type of headgear worn by the people, based on the region of their stay.
  • The most common headgear is called as Ngama-shom.
  • It is made of yak’s hair, which is in the shape of a skull. It has no brim, but has five tapering points of about three inches in length twisted out from the body.

Nyishi Textiles

  • Nyishi Textile of Arunachal Pradesh is very unique handloom product of Arunachal Pradesh and it is known for uniqueness, color combination, variety and verities of traditional motifs with strong presence of women weaver of Nyishi tribe.
  • The nomenclature of the Nyishi gales is based on the type of motifs woven on the gale.
  • Women commonly weave two types of gales – (a) gale with single motif like Pomo gale, Dumping gale, Juhu gale, Luch gale etc. (b) Gale with multiple motifs such as Muko-khum, Luch, Putu, Dumping, Juhu etc.

Monpa Handmade Paper

  • The art of making Monpa handmade paper originated over 1000 years ago. Gradually the art became an integral part of local custom and culture in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Monpa handmade paper is made from the bark of a local tree called Shugu Sheng, which has medicinal values too.
  • The Monpa handmade paper is made from the bark of a local tree called Shugu Sheng.
  • The locally manufactured handmade paper by Monpa tribes (Mon-Shug) is widely used in religious ceremonies throughout Buddhist belts and also for printing religious texts called “PeCha“, flags called “Phann“, and as scrolls inside the prayer wheels (Mani) etc.

Adi Textiles

  • Adi weaving is a traditional weaving technique from the Adi tribe of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Adi weaving is known for its intricate designs and vibrant colors, and is considered an important part of the cultural heritage of the Adi people.
  • The weaving process is done by hand, using a traditional loom.

Galo Textiles

  • Galo Textile is a traditional handloom textile of the Galo tribe, who primarily reside in the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India.
  • The yarn used in Galo textiles is primarily made from cotton and silk, which are locally grown and spun by hand.
  • Galo textiles are known for their intricate designs and patterns, which are inspired by nature and the environment around the Galo tribe.
  • Some of the popular motifs used in Galo textiles include flowers, birds, animals, and geometric shapes.


  • Dao or sword is used by the different ethnic tribal groups as a weapon for defensive purposes.
  • The blade of the dao is almost straight, with a very minimal curve that can only be discerned upon close examination. The blade is heavy and chisel-edged. It has a unique form in that it is narrowest at the hilt and the gradually broaden to the endpoint.
  • A dao is usually carried in an open-sided wooden scabbard which is fastened to a rattan belt hoop.

Tai Khamti Textiles

  • One of the notable characteristics of Tai Khamti textiles is their intricate and vibrant designs.
  • The weavers incorporate geometric patterns, animal motifs, and traditional symbols into their fabrics, each carrying profound cultural and spiritual significance. Some patterns represent fertility, protection from evil spirits, or blessings luck and prosperity.

Singpho Phalap (Singpho Tea)

  • Singpho Phalap is an indigenous tea produced and consumed by the Singpho tribes bordering Tribes Assam & Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The processed tea in the form of bamboo tube is preserved for years.
  • After plucking, the leaves are processed in the traditional Singpho method which is unique in the world.
  • The processed tea, which is stuffed in green bamboo tube, is known as NdumPhalap, as the literal meaning of Ndum is Bamboo tube in Singpho. After making it left for age.

Angnyat Millet

  • Angnyat Millet known as Coixlacryma-jobi L. and commonly known as Job's tears is an important crop of the Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Angnyat grain is considered a nutritious health cereal and Angnyat kernels are consumed in the form of porridge and roasted kernels as snacks.

Marua Apo (Marua Millet Beverage)

  • It is a traditional wine beverage prepared from finger millets. The best-quality Marua Apo is goldenyellow in colour and sweet in taste and emits sweet alcoholic aroma during saccharification.
  • The fermented mass of finger millet is then transferred into a perforated bamboo basket, and lukewarm water is poured slowly at a rate of 1 l/h onto it. The filtrate so collected is known as Marua Apo.

Jammu & Kashmir

Ramban Anardana

  • Ramban Anardana, locally referred to as Dhruni, is an important fruit tree growing wild in hilly tracts and forests of J&K.
  • The fruits are harvested for its fleshy seeds, which are sundried to make anardana, a product of commerce used in medicinal and culinary preparations.