Products From Odisha : GI Tag
Products from Odisha, ranging from the Similipal Kai chutney made with red weaver ants to the embroidered Kapdaganda shawl, have bagged the coveted Geographical Indication (GI) tag.
Newly GI Tagged products:
- Kapdaganda Shawl
- It is woven and embroidered by the women of the Dongria Kondh tribe, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG) in the Niyamgiri hills in Odisha’s Rayagada and Kalahandi districts.
- The shawl reflects the rich tribal heritage of the Dongria Kondhs.
- Lanjia Saurpa Painting
- It is one of the oldest tribal art forms, is also known as Idital.
- The artworks are famous for their beauty, aesthetics, ritualistic association and iconography.
- It belongs to the Lanjia Saura community, a PVTG largely residing in the Rayagada district.
- Koraput Kala Jeera Rice
- The black-coloured rice variety, also known as the ‘Prince of Rice’, is famous for its aroma, taste, texture and nutritional value.
- As the rice grains resemble cumin seeds, it is also called Kala Jeera.
- Its consumption helps in increasing haemoglobin levels and improves metabolism in the body.
- Nayagarh Kanteimundi Brinjal
- It is known for its prickly thorns on the stems and the whole plant.
- The green and round fruits contain more seeds as compared to other genotypes.
- The plants are resistant to major insects and can be grown with minimal pesticide.
- Odisha Khajuri Guda (Jaggery)
- It is a natural sweetener extracted from date palm trees and has its origin in the Gajapati district.
- Traditionally, the jaggery is prepared in a trapezoidal form called ‘Patali Gur’ and is organic by nature. It is dark brown and has a unique taste.
- Dhenkanal Magji
- It is a type of sweet made from cheese from buffalo milk, with distinct characteristics in terms of appearance, taste, flavour, shape, and size.