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Tamil Nadu's famous 'Cumbum Grapes' gets GI tag

Published on April 17, 2023
Current Context: Tamil Nadu's famous Cumbum Panneer Thratchai, also known as Cumbum grapes, has been granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Tamil Nadu's famous 'Cumbum Grapes' gets GI tag
  • The Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu are home to the 'Grape City of South India', also known as the Cumbum Valley, where the Panneer Thrachai grape is cultivated.
  • The Theni district is a major grape producer, but the 'Panneer' variety is predominantly associated with the Cumbum Valley, where 10 villages cultivate this variety over an area of approximately 2,000 acres.
  • The Muscat Hamburg, also called the Panneer grape, is renowned for its fast growth and early maturity, making it available in the market almost year-round.
  • Introduced to Tamil Nadu in 1832 by a French priest, this grape is rich in vitamins, tartaric acid, antioxidants, and can help reduce the risk of chronic diseases.


Q.1 Which state famous 'Cumbum Grapes' gets GI tag
a. Tamil Nadu

b. Andhra Pradesh
c. Kerala
d. Karnataka
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