Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kesar mango from Gir all set to rub shoulders with Darjeeling tea.

Hiral Dave
Posted: Monday , Mar 22, 2010 at 0152 hrs Rajkot:

Is the only agri product from Gujarat to get registered with Geographical Indication Registry

Alike Darjeeling tea or Solapar chaddar, kesar mango from Gir will soon have its own identity. The luscious fruit is all set for registration with the Geographical Indication Registry (GIR) of India, which conveys assurance of quality and distinctiveness — essentially attributed to the place of its origin in a defined geographical locality.

Kesar mango will be the first agricultural produce from Gujarat and the second mango variety in India (Dussheri from Uttar Pradesh being the first), to get this registration.

Post-registration, villagers in a total of eight talukas across Junagadh and Amreli districts in the periphery of the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary will be able to reap the benefits of added value attached to their produce. Talala, Keshod, Vanthali, Una, Kodinar and Mangrol talukas are the main centres for Kesar in Junagadh district, while for Amreli, the centres are Dhari and Khambha.

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