Indian Basmati Rice to get GI Tag

  • Seven years after an application was made to get the ‘Geographical Indication’ tag for Indian basmati rice, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) cleared the decks for issuing the tag.
  • Following the orders of Justice K.N. Basha, Chairman, IPAB, basmati rice grown in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Western U.P. and two districts of Jammu and Kathua, will now be issued the GI tag.