After an 8 Years Long Process, Erode Turmeric Finally Receives GI tag

Published on March 15, 2019
Erode Turmeric has finally received GI tag from the Geographical Indication Registry after a long and cumbersome process which lasted for about 8 years.
Erode is the city in the state of Tamil Nadu.
After an 8 Years Long Process, Erode Turmeric Finally Receives GI tag

Characteristics of Erode Turmeric that makes it unique:

  • Mean length of the fingers of Erode turmeric is about 4.15cm.
  • Mean circumference is about 3.03cm.
  • Mean bulb length of the mother rhizome is about 4.54cm.
  • Mean circumference is 6.54cm.
  • Erode Turmeric is golden yellow in colour with resistance to pests after boiling.
  • Erode turmeric contains 2.5 to 4.5% of curcumin content.Erode Turmeric is grown in hot moist conditions prevalent in the area with temperature ranging from 20 degrees to 37.9 degrees Celsius with an average of 600 to 800 mm rainfall in an year.

About Geographical Indication:

  • Geographical Indication defines the goods as originating in the territory of a country or a region or locality in that territory, provided a given quality reputation or other characteristics of the product are attributable to its geographical origin.
  • The product that is to acquire GI tag has to indicate that the product is of a particular origin has a certain quality or reputation or some other characteristics which are essentially attributable to its geographical origin.

Question:

Q. Which product from Erode city in Tamil Nadu has finally received GI tag from the Geographical Indication Registry?
a. Erode Pepper
b. Erode Cumin
c. Erode Turmeric
d. Erode Chillies

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