Data: How many GI tags does your State have?

Odisha recently got a GI tag for its version of the Rasagola.

Updated - August 07, 2019 05:20 pm IST

Published - August 06, 2019 03:47 pm IST

In November last year, West Bengal was awarded the Geographical Indication for ‘Banglar Rasogolla’

In November last year, West Bengal was awarded the Geographical Indication for ‘Banglar Rasogolla’

Odisha recently got a Geographical Indications (GI) tag for its varient of the rasagola. A GI tag is given to products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. There are 347 GI-tagged products across the country.

A few well-known GIs

 

Geographical spread

Karnataka has the highest number of GI-tagged products. However, when geographical area is factored in, Kerala has the highest. Products GI-tagged to multiple locations were omitted. The graph shows the recent GI-tagged items of some States.

States and GI tags

Category split

While Tamil Nadu has the highest number of handicraft GIs, Maharashtra leads in the number of GI-tagged agricultural products. The graph shows the number of GI tags across categories and States.

The States and Categories

What’s special?

A text analysis of the names of GI-tagged products show that over 30 types of sarees and fabrics have been the tag (the highest), with specialised craft items figuring second.

Odisha’s rasagola comes under the food category which includes other famous items such as the Tirupati laddu, Hyderabad haleem, Dharwad pedha and Bikaneri bhujia.

Which products have the highest GI tags

 

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