Naga Cucumber of Nagaland gets Geographical Identity Tag

Naga Cucumber of Nagaland gets Geographical Identity Tag

of Nagaland “Sweet Cucumber” a. has been awarded Geographical Identification (GI) Tag as an agricultural product under the provisions of The Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. Cucumber is one of the most important crops of the Northeast region. This fruit is the fifth largest cultivated area in Nagaland and ranks third in production.

About Naga Cucumber:

Naga cucumber is known for its sweetness and unique green colour. It is rich in potassium and has low calories. Cucumber is not the first product from this tiny state to get the GI tag. Both regional variants of tree tomato (tamarind) and the famous Naga Raja chilli have also been GI tagged.

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About GI Tag:

  • The GI tag is an important sign used on products with a specific geographical origin and reputation and reflects not only the authenticity of the product but also the method in which it was made.
  • The GI tag is meant to protect communities’ truly unique traditions from being appropriated by large industries, and thus allow these regions to prosper economically by manufacturing, producing and marketing their traditional knowledge.

Important facts for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio; Governor of Nagaland: Jagdish Mukhi.

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