Rayagada Shawls And Koraput’s Kala Jeera Rice : GI Tag
Rayagada shawls, and Koraput’s kala jeera rice are most likely to get GI tags.
- From Rayagada district in Odisha.
- It is also called Kapdaganda.
- It is the handwoven shawls weaved by the Dongria Kondhs of Odisha.
- Dongria Kondhs: Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Group (PVTG) community in Odisha.
- The shawl is weaved and embroidered with their tribal motifs.
- It has been an age-old practice in the Dongria Kondh tribal community.
- It has become an important source of income for 1,800 tribal women in Rayagada district.
- These traditional shawls are being sold far and wide. (Pashmina Shawls)
Koraput’s kala jeera rice:-
- From Koraput district in Odisha.
- The rice is grown in Koraput district’s Tolla, Patraput, Pujariput, Baliguda, and Mohuli areas.
- The farmers of Koraput district have domesticated Kalajeera rice over generations.
- It is called the ‘Prince of Rice’.
- It is an aromatic variety of rice.