Watch | Salem sago gets GI tag

Salem sago gets GI tag
| Video Credit: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

The Salem Starch and Sago Manufacturers Service Industrial Cooperative Society Ltd (popularly called as SAGOSERVE) received Geographical indication tag or GI tag for Salem sago recently

September 07, 2023 04:57 pm | Updated 06:09 pm IST

Sago, derived from raw tapiocas, is in the form of small hard globules or pearls and is pearl white in colour.

Tapioca is a major horticulture crop cultivated on nearly 3 lakh hectares in Tamil Nadu, producing 60 lakhs tonnes of the crop.

Salem sago

Salem sago | Photo Credit: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

Sago was produced first in Salem district, which is the main centre for sago production in the country, on a cottage scale basis.

Sago is manufactured from the wet starch powder crushed from tapioca roots.

The wet starch powder is used for producing sago and the dry powder has been used as a raw material for industrial purposes.

Read the full story here.

Reporting: Sangeetha Kandavel

Videos: E. Lakshmi Narayanan

Production and Voiceover: Yuvasree S

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