GI Tag List of Bihar

GI Tag List of Bihar

What is GI Tag?

A geographical indication (GI) is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess certain qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.

In order to function as a GI, a sign must identify a product as originating in a given place. The qualities, characteristics or reputation of the product should be essentially due to the place of origin.

Article 22.1 of the TRIPS Agreement (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) defines geographical indications as “…indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a Member [of the World Trade Organization], or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.”

India as a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) enacted the Geographical indication of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act,1999 has come into force w.e.f 15 September 2003.

At present there are 547 products are listed in India.

GI Tag list of Bihar
GI Status certificate of Odisha Rasagola (Source: Wikipedia)

GI Tag List of Bihar

Here are the goods category and products in which bihar bags GI Tag.

(A) Agriculture
1. Shahi Litchi: The Product was granted its Certificate of Registration on 5th October 2018. Shahi Litchi of Bihar is mainly grown in the districts namely, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Samastipur, Vaishali, Darbhanga, Sitamarhi, Begusarai, Purnea, Khagaria and other adjoining areas. Litchi belong to family ‘Sapindaceae’.
2. Magahi paan: 
3. Katarni Rice
4. Mithila akhana
5. Jardalu Mango of Bhagalpur
6. Marcha paddy of West champaran (latest).

(B) Handicraft
1. Applique (Khatwa) work
2. Silk of bhagalpur
3. Madhubani painting
4. Sikki grass product
5. Sujini embroidery work
6. Manjusha art

(C) Food stuff
1. Silao khaja: Silao Khajais a famous Food Stuff of Bihar, whose application for GI Tag was filed by Silao Khaja Audyogik Swavalambi Sahakari Samiti Limited, district Nalanda on 16th August, 2017. The Product was granted its Certificate of Registration on 11th December, 2018. Silao Khaja is a popular sweet food stuff of the Nalanda district of the State of Bihar prepared from wheat- flour, sugar, maida, ghee, water, cardamom and aniseeds. It is widely known for its taste, crispiness and multi-layered appearance. It consists of twelve to sixteen very thin dough- sheets placed over one another.


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