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Banarasi paan, Barabanki handloom, other exclusive UP products to get GI tag

Among other prospective goods for GI tagging are Banarasi Langra, Adamchini rice, Ram Nagar baigan, Barabanki handloom, Muzaffarnagar jaggery, Agra leather footwear, and Baghpat handloom

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The terracotta art of Gorakhpur, the home district of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, was the latest to join the league of GI tagged goods. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

IANS Varanasi
The famous Banarasi paan, Banarasi Langra (mango variety), Barabanki handlooms and several other exclusive products of Uttar Pradesh are to get the prestigious Geographical Identification (GI) certification. This will provide them legal protection and give a fillip to their exports.

The ODOP (One District One Product) Cell of the MSME department, in association with the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Varanasi-based organisation, Human Welfare Association (HWA), has already initiated an exercise in this regard.

HWA President Rajni Kant, who is an expert on GI and has been assigned by the state government to look into the

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First Published: Jun 19 2020 | 3:13 PM IST

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