News: A variety of mango from the Indian state of West Bengal, Fazil Mango, is Being Exported to Bahrain, confirmed the Commerce Ministry. Read News Here.
About Fazil Mango:
The Fazil mango (or Fazli mango) is a mango variety predominantly grown in Bangladesh and India’s West Bengal State. The Mango variety is a late-maturing one that is commonly used in jams and pickles. Its uniqueness lies in its size. Each Mango can weigh up to a kilogram. India filed for its GI Tag In 2009 which it received but is likely to be shared with Bangladesh. The GI tag helps cultivators get a better price for the mango variety as no other grower can misuse the name to market similar fruit varieties.
About GI Tags:
GI is the abbreviation for Geographical Indication Tag given to the products, goods which originate in a certain geographical location. As a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), India has enacted the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 and it has come into effect since 2003.
The GI is a name or a sign given to a particular product so as to identify the product originating from a particular geographical area, territory, family, member of the tribe, etc. The tag assures the purchaser of the quality of the product and its genuineness. Moreover, the tag ensures that none other than an authorized user can use the name/sign to their benefit. In 2004, Darjeeling tea received the first GI-tag product in India.
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