Four Bengali Sweets Will Get Gi Tag Soon [ Current Affairs ]
For four traditional sweet delicacies of the state, West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Indication (GI) tag. These four traditional sweet delicacies are: Moa of Jainagar, Sarpuria of Krishnagar, and Mihidana of burdwan and Sitabhog of Burdwan.
- The aim behind this planning is to defend these sweets from cheap imitations and also help preserve their quality.
- GI tag will also boost their exports.
- It is made from puffed rice and date palm jiggery.
- In South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal it is very popular sweet.
- It is made up from milk cream and popular in Krishnagar area of Nadia district.
Sitabhog and Mihidana:
- It is made from rice and well famous in Burdwan.
Geographical Indication (GI) tag:
- This GI tag is denoting the specific geographical origin and possesses qualities or a reputation of any product due to that origin.
- The Geographical Indications of goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 is governor of GI registration in India.
- Published on: February 22, 2016