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Geographical Indications (GI) Tags in India

List of geographical indications (GI) Tags in India: Geographical Indications (GIs), also known as GI tags, are a type of intellectual property that identifies products as originating from a particular place. GIs are given to products that have a specific quality, reputation, or other characteristic that is due to their geographical origin. This can include factors such as the climate, soil, or traditional methods of production.

GI tags help to protect products from being counterfeited or imitated. They also help to promote the products and their associated regions. In India, there are over 400 GIs registered, covering a wide range of products, including food, handicrafts, and textiles. The article provides a list of GIs registered in India, along with information on their cultural value and the protection they offer against unauthorized use.

What are GI Tags in India?

A GI or Geographical Indication tag is a sign or name given to certain products belonging to a specific geographical origin and possesses origin-based qualities and reputation in the region. GI tag represents that the product belongs to a specific area or region and contains the cultural heritage of the specific region. The tags are given to foodstuffs, handicrafts, wine and spirit drinks, industrial products, and agricultural products. The first product to be accorded with GI tag in India was Darjeeling tea in the year 2004-05.

List of geographical indications (GI) Tags in India

The GI tags are provided as per the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act,1999. GI tags are issued by the Geographical Indication Registry under the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

List of Geographical Indications (GI) Tags in India

Geographical Indications Tags 
Products Categories States
Kandhamal Haladi Agricultural Odisha
Rasagola Food Stuff Odisha
Kodaikanal Malai Poondu Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Pawndum Handicraft Mizoram
Ngotekherh Handicraft Mizoram
Hmaram Handicraft Mizoram
Palani Panchamirtham Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Tawlhlohpuan Handicraft Mizoram
Mizo Puanchei Handicraft Mizoram
Gulbarga Tur Dal Agricultural Karnataka
Tirur Betel Leaf (Tirur Vettila) Agricultural Kerala
Khola Chilli Agricultural Goa
Idu Mishmi Textiles Handicraft Arunachal Pradesh
Dindigul Locks Manufactured Tamil Nadu
Kandangi Saree Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Srivilliputtur Palkova Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Kaji Nemu Agricultural Assam

List of geographical indications (GI) Tags in India in Hindi

Complete List of Geographical Indications (GI) Tags in India
Geographical indication Type State/UT
Darjeeling Tea (word and logo) Agricultural West Bengal
Aranmula Kannadi Handicraft Kerala
Pochampalli Ikat Handicraft Telangana
Salem Fabric Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Chanderi Sarees Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Solapur Chaddar Handicraft Maharashtra
Pochampally Ikat Textile Telangana
Salem Fabric Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Payyannur Pavithra Ring Handicraft Kerala
Chanderi Sarees Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Kotpad Handloom fabric Handicraft Odisha
Mysore Silk Handicraft Karnataka
Kota Doria Handicraft Rajasthan
Mysore Agarbathi Manufactured Karnataka
Navara Rice Agricultural Kerala
Mysore Agarbathi (Logo) Manufactured Karnataka
Kullu Shawl Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
Bidriware Handicraft Karnataka
Madurai Sungudi Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Orissa Ikat Handicraft Odisha
Channapatna Toys & Dolls Handicraft Karnataka
Mysore Rosewood Inlay Handicraft Karnataka
Kangra Tea Agricultural Himachal Pradesh
Coimbatore Wet Grinder Manufactured Tamil Nadu
Phulkari Handicraft Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan
Srikalahasthi Kalamkari Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Palakkadan Matta Rice Agricultural Kerala
Kondapalli Bommallu Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Kashmir Pashmina Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
Thanjavur Paintings Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Kashmir Sozani Craft Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
Malabar Pepper, merged With Application No. 56 Agricultural Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
Allahabad Surkha Guava Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
Kani Shawl Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
Nakshi Kantha Handicraft West Bengal
Silver Filigree of Karimnagar Handicraft Telangana
Alleppey Coir Handicraft Kerala
Muga Silk of Assam Handicraft Assam
Muga Silk of Assam (Logo) Handicraft Assam
Brass Broidered Coconut shell crafts of Kerala Handicraft Kerala
Screw Pine Crafts of Kerala Handicraft Kerala
Maddalam of Palakkad Handicraft Kerala
Alleppey Green Cardamom Agricultural Kerala
Wayanad Robusta coffee Agricultural Kerala
Chengalikodan Nendran Banana Agricultural Kerala
Wayanad Jeerakasala Rice Agricultural Kerala
Wayanad Gandhakasala Rice Agricultural Kerala
Mysore Sandalwood Oil Manufactured Karnataka
Mysore Sandal soap Manufactured Karnataka
Kasuti Embroidery Handicraft Karnataka
Mysore Traditional Paintings Handicraft Karnataka
Coorg Orange Agricultural Karnataka
Mysore Betel leaf Agricultural Karnataka
Ganjifa cards of Mysore Handicraft Karnataka
Navalgund durries Handicraft Karnataka
Karnataka Bronze Ware Handicraft Karnataka
Nanjanagud Banana Agricultural Karnataka
Blue Pottery of Jaipur Handicraft Rajasthan
Molela Clay Work Handicraft Rajasthan
Kathputlis of Rajasthan Handicraft Rajasthan
Mysore Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
Udupi Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
Hadagali Malligae Agricultural Karnataka
Ilkal Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
Molakalmuru Sarees Handicraft Karnataka
Coorg Green Cardamom Agricultural Karnataka
Monsooned Malabar Robusta Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
Devanahalli Pomello Agricultural Karnataka
Appemidi Mango Agricultural Karnataka
Kamalapur Red Banana Agricultural Karnataka
Sandur Lambani Embroidery Handicraft Karnataka
Guledgudd Khana Textile Karnataka
Bangalore Blue Grapes Agricultural Karnataka
Bababudangiri arabica coffee Agricultural Karnataka
Karnataka Bronzeware (Logo) Handicraft Karnataka
Ganjifa Cards of Mysore (Logo) Handicraft Karnataka
Coorg arabica coffee Agricultural Karnataka
Chikmagalur Arabica coffee Agricultural Karnataka
Navalgund Durries (Logo) Handicraft Karnataka
Sirsi Supari Agricultural Karnataka
Kolhapuri Chappal Footwear Maharashtra, Karnataka
Bangalore Rose Onion Agricultural Karnataka
Udupi Saree Textile Karnataka
Kinhal Toys Handicraft Karnataka
Chamba Rumal Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
Dharwad Pedha Foodstuff Karnataka
Pokkali Rice Agricultural Kerala
Bastar Iron Craft Handicraft Chhattisgarh
Bastar Dhokra Handicraft Chhattisgarh
Bastar Wooden Craft Handicraft Chhattisgarh
Monsooned Malabar Arabica Coffee Agricultural Karnataka
Pipli Applique Work Handicraft Odisha
Konark Stone Carving Handicraft Odisha
Orissa Pattachitra Textile Odisha
Budithi Bell & Brass Metal Craft Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Machilipatnam Kalamkari Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Nirmal Toys and Crafts Handicraft Telangana
Arani Silk Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Kovai Kora Cotton Sarees Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Salem Silk Handicraft Tamil Nadu
East India Leather Manufactured Tamil Nadu
Virupakshi Hill Banana Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur Art Plate Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Swamimalai Bronze Icons Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Temple Jewellery of Nagercoil Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Kancheepuram Silk Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Bhavani Jamakkalam Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Sirumalai Hill Banana Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur Doll Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Pattamadai Pai (Pattamadai Mats) Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Nachiarkoil Kuthuvilakku (Nachiarkoil Lamp) Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Thanjavur Art Plate (Logo) Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Swamimalai Bronze Icons (Logo) Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Nilgiri (Orthodox) Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Nilgiri (Orthodox) Logo, now merged with Application No. 116 Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Madurai Malli Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Leather Toys of Indore Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Banaras Brocades and Sarees Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Sankheda Furniture Handicraft Gujarat
Agates of Cambay Handicraft Gujarat
Kutch Embroidery Handicraft Gujarat
Jamnagari Bandhani Handicraft Gujarat
Nirmal Furniture Handicraft Telangana
Nirmal Paintings Handicraft Telangana
Pipli Applique Craft, now merged with Application No.86 – Pipli Applique Work Handicraft Odisha
Naga Mircha Agricultural Nagaland
Eathomozhy Tall Coconut Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Laxman Bhog Mango Agricultural West Bengal
Khirsapati (Himsagar) Mango Agricultural West Bengal
Fazli Mango grown in the district of Malda Agricultural West Bengal
Baluchari Saree Handicraft West Bengal
Santiniketan Leather Goods Handicraft West Bengal
Santipur Saree Handicraft West Bengal
Assam (Orthodox) Logo Agricultural Assam
Assam (Orthodox) Logo, now merged with GI Application No. 115 Agricultural Assam
Lucknow Chikan Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Feni Manufactured Goa
Tirupati Laddu Foodstuff Andhra Pradesh
Uppada Jamdani Sarees Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Durgi Stone Carvings Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Etikoppaka Toys Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh Leather Puppetry Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Araku valley Arabica coffee Agricultural Andhra Pradesh
Nashik Valley Wine Manufactured Maharashtra
Tangaliya Shawl Handicraft Gujarat
Puneri Pagadi Handicraft Maharashtra
Bydagi Chilli Agricultural Karnataka
Vazhakkulam Pineapple Agricultural Kerala
Toda Embroidery Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Khandua Saree and Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
Gadwal Sarees Handicraft Telangana
Vazhakkulam Pineapple, now merged With Application No. 130 Agricultural Kerala
Bikaneri Bhujia Foodstuff Rajasthan
Guntur Sannam Chilli Agricultural Andhra Pradesh
Cannanore Home Furnishings Handicraft Kerala
Basmati Agricultural India
Sanganeri Hand Block Print Handicraft Rajasthan
Hand made Carpet of Bhadohi – Mirzapur Region of UP Handmade Carpets Uttar Pradesh
Kinnauri Shawl Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
Paithani Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Maharashtra
Balaramapuram Sarees and Fine Cotton Fabrics Handicraft Kerala
Firozabad Glass (Word Mark) Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Firozabad Glass (Logo Mark), now merged With Application No. 155 Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Kannauj Perfume (Word Mark) Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
Kannauj Perfume (Logo Mark), now merged With Application No. 157 Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur Saddlery (Word Mark) Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
Kanpur Saddlery (Logo Mark), now merged With Application No. 159 Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad Metal Craft (Word Mark) Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi Glass Beads Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Khurja Pottery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Moradabad Metal Craft (Logo Mark), now merged With Application No. 161 Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Agra Durrie Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Farukkhabad Cotton Print Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow Zardozi Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Mango Malihabadi Dusseheri Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
Banaras Brocades and Sarees (Logo) Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Banaras Gulabi Meenakari Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Benaras Metal Repouse Craft Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi Wooden Lacquer Ware & Toys Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Mirzapur Handmade Dari Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Nizamabad black clay pottery Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Central Travancore Jaggery Agricultural Kerala
Nashik Grapes Agricultural Maharashtra
Gopalpur Tussar Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
Kasaragod Sarees Handicraft Kerala
Surat Zari Craft Handicraft Gujarat
Champa Silk Saree and Fabrics Handicraft Chhattisgarh
Kachchh Shawls Handicraft Gujarat
Dhaniakhali Saree Handicraft West Bengal
Kuthampully Sarees and Fine Cotton Fabrics Handicraft Kerala
Kashmir Paper Machie Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
Kashmir Walnut Wood Carving Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
Kashmiri Hand Knotted Carpet Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
Bagru Hand Block Print Handicraft Rajasthan
Saharanpur Wood Craft (Word Mark with Logo) Handicraft Uttar Pradesh
Gir Kesar Mango Agricultural Gujarat
Siddipet Gollabama Handicraft Telangana
Venkatagiri Sarees Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Cheriyal Paintings Handicraft Telangana
Kota Doria (Logo) Handicraft Rajasthan
Bhalia Wheat Agricultural Gujarat
Hyderabad Haleem Food Stuff Telangana
Pembarthi Metal Craft Handicraft Telangana
Maheshwar Sarees & Fabric Natural Goods MADHYA PRADESH
Mangalagiri Sarees and Fabrics Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Udupi Mattu Gulla Brinjal Agricultural Karnataka
Chettinad Kottan Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Villianur Terracotta Works Handicraft Puducherry
Thirukannur Papier Mache Craft Handicraft Puducherry
Bobbili Veena Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Khatamband Handicraft Jammu and Kashmir
Kalanamak Rice Agricultural Uttar Pradesh
Thanjavur Veenai (Tanjore Veena) Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Narayanpet Handloom Sarees Handicraft Telangana
Dharmavaram Handloom Pattu Sarees and Paavadais Textile Andhra Pradesh
Bomkai Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
Habaspuri Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
Berhampur Phoda Kumbha Saree & Joda Textile Odisha
Dhalapathar Parda & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
Sambalpuri Bandha Saree & Fabrics Handicraft Odisha
Chendamangalam Dhoties & Set Mundu Handicraft Kerala
Ganjam Kewda Rooh Agricultural Odisha
Ganjam Kewda Flower Agricultural Odisha
Patola Sari Handicraft Gujarat
Banaganapalle Mangoes Agricultural Andhra Pradesh
Kaipad Rice Agricultural Kerala
Thewa Art Work (Gold Work on Glass) Handicraft Rajasthan
Shaphee Lanphee Textile Manipur
Wangkhei Phee Textile Manipur
Moirang Phee Textile Manipur
Naga Tree Tomato Agricultural Nagaland
Arunachal Orange Agricultural Arunachal Pradesh
Sikkim Large Cardamom Agricultural Sikkim
Mizo Chilli Agricultural Mizoram
Kangra Paintings Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
Jaynagarer Moa Foodstuff West Bengal
Kullu Shawl (Logo) Textile Himachal Pradesh
Muga Silk of Assam (Logo – connected with GI-55) Handicraft Assam
Nagpur Orange Agricultural Maharashtra
Orissa Pattachitra (Logo) Handicraft Odisha
Bastar Dhokra (Logo) Handicraft Chhattisgarh
Bell Metal ware of Datia and Tikamgarh (Logo) Handicraft Odisha
Meerut Scissors Manufactured Uttar Pradesh
Karvath Kati Sarees & Fabrics Agricultural Maharashtra
Leather Toys of Indore (Logo) Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Bell Metal Ware of Datia and Tikamgarh Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Kuthampully Dhoties & Set Mundu Clothing Kerala
Srivilliputtur Palkova Food Stuff Tamil Nadu
Makrana Marble Natural Rajasthan
Kangra Painting (Merged with Application No.381) Handicraft Himachal Pradesh
Mahabalipuram Stone Sculpture Handicraft Tamil Nadu
Bandar Laddu Food Stuff Andhra Pradesh
Ratlami Sev Foodstuff Madhya Pradesh
Assam Karbi Anglong Ginger Agricultural Assam
Tripura Queen Pineapple Agricultural Tripura
Memong Narang Agricultural Meghalaya
Tezpur Litchi Agricultural Assam
Joha Rice of Assam Agricultural Assam
Khasi Mandarin Agricultural Meghalaya
Kachai Lemon Agricultural Manipur
Ajara Ghansal Rice Agricultural Maharashtra
Waigaon Turmeric Agricultural Maharashtra
Mangalwedha Jowar] Agricultural Maharashtra
Bhiwapur Chilli Agricultural Maharashtra
Sindhudurg & Ratnagiri Kokum Agricultural Maharashtra
Waghya Ghevada Agricultural Maharashtra
Warli Painting Handicraft Maharashtra
Kolhapur Jaggery Agricultural Maharashtra
Navapur Tur Dal Agricultural Maharashtra
Ambemohar Rice Agricultural Maharashtra
Vengurla Cashew Agricultural Maharashtra
Sangli Raisins Agricultural Maharashtra
Lasalgaon Onion Agricultural Maharashtra
Dahanu Gholvad Chikoo Agricultural Maharashtra
Beed Custard Apple Agricultural Maharashtra
Jalna Sweet Orange Agricultural Maharashtra
Solapur Chaddar Handicraft Maharashtra
Solapur Terry Towel Handicraft Maharashtra
Jalgaon Banana Agricultural Maharashtra
Paithan’s Paithani, now merged with GI Application No. 150 Handicraft Maharashtra
Mahabaleshwar Strawberry Agricultural Maharashtra
Marathwada Kesar Mango Agricultural Maharashtra
Purandar Fig Agricultural Maharashtra
Jalgaon Bharit Brinjal Agricultural Maharashtra
Solapur Pomegranate Agricultural Maharashtra
Bagh Prints of Madhya Pradesh (Logo) Handicraft Madhya Pradesh
Sankheda Furniture (Logo) Handicraft Gujarat
Agates of Cambay (Logo) Handicraft Gujarat
Kutch Embroidery (Logo) Handicraft Gujarat
Palakkad Maddalam Kerala (Logo) Handicraft Kerala
Brass Broidered Coconut Shell Crafts of Kerala (Logo) Handicraft Kerala
Screw Pine Craft of Kerala (Logo) Handicraft Kerala
Uttarakhand Tejpat Spice Uttarakhand
Udayagiri Wooden Cutlery Handicraft Andhra Pradesh
Bardhaman Sitabhog Food Stuff West Bengal
Bardhaman Mihidana Foodstuff West Bengal
Banglar Rasogolla Food Stuff West Bengal
Tulaipanji Rice Agricultural West Bengal
Gobindabhog Rice Agricultural West Bengal
Mysore Silk (Logo) Handicraft Karnataka
Molela Clay Work of Rajasthan (Logo) Handicraft Rajasthan
Blue Pottery of Jaipur (Logo) Handicraft Rajasthan
Kathputlis of Rajasthan (Logo) Handicraft Rajasthan
Chakhesang Shawls Textile Nagaland
Pochampally Ikat (Logo) Handicraft Telangana
Nilambur Teak Forest Produce Kerala
Kandhamal Haladi Spice Odisha
Jhabua Kadaknath Black Chicken Meat Foodstuff Madhya Pradesh
Adilabad Dokra Handicraft Telangana
Warangal Durries Handicraft Telangana
Erode Turmeric Agricultural Tamil Nadu
Marayoor jaggery Agricultural Kerala
Applique (Khatwa) Work of Bihar Handicraft Bihar
Bhagalpur Silks Handicraft Bihar
Sikki Grass Products of Bihar Handicraft Bihar
Shahi Litchi Agricultural Bihar
Katarni Rice Agricultural Bihar
Jardalu Mango Agricultural Bihar
Magahi Paan (Betel) Agricultural Bihar

Geographical Indications (GI) Tags in India : Summary

  • Geographical Indications of Origin define the link between a product and its place of origin, guaranteeing that its distinct traits are associated with a certain geographical region or nation.
  • They are an important feature of Industrial Property Rights (IPRs) and are addressed in Articles 1(2) and 10 of the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.
  • Geographical Indications provide a guarantee of quality and individuality by tracing the origin of a product to a certain geographical locale, region, or nation.
  • Articles 22 to 24 of the TRIPS Agreement, which completed the Uruguay Round of GATT talks, also safeguard these signals.
  • Geographical Indications are viewed as important weapons for protecting national property rights and preserving cultural heritage associated with a product’s origin by supporters.
  • Opponents, on the other hand, say that Geographical Indications can occasionally generate trade obstacles, influencing global market dynamics.
  • The GI tag is a badge of authenticity, indicating that the product’s distinct features are inextricably tied to its origin.
  • Geographical Indications assist customers in making educated decisions and market items with particular characteristics from certain locations.
  • They serve an important role in preserving traditional knowledge and methods linked with the manufacture of certain items.
  • Geographical Indications are a worldwide tool for promoting and celebrating the variety of local goods and cultures.


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Why GI tags given?

GI tags are given to make sure the products are not used by anyone or any other region illegally. It gives a specific right of isolation to a specific product.

What are GI Tags in India?

A GI or Geographical Indication tag is a sign or name given to certain products belonging to a specific geographical origin and possesses origin-based qualities and reputation in the region.

Which are the top 5 states in GI tag?

The top 5 states in GI Tag are:
1. Maharashtra
2. Uttar Pradesh
3. Tamil Nadu
4. Kerala
5. Karnataka

What are Geographical Indications (GI) Tags used for?

Geographical Indications (GI) tags are used to protect and market items that have a specified geographical origin and have distinctive attributes or characteristics as a result of that origin. GI Tags aid in the prevention of unlawful use or copying of such items, as well as the preservation of their individuality and the provision of a competitive advantage to manufacturers from a certain region.

How do GI Tags safeguard items from illegal use or imitation?

GI Tags provide legal protection to items by tying them to a specific geographic region. This stops others from utilizing the same name or deceiving consumers by promoting identical items from a different place. The use of a GI Tag on a product assures that only approved manufacturers from the defined region can use the protected name, ensuring the product's legitimacy.

Can you give any instances of items in India that have received GI Tags?

India has a wide choice of GI-tagged items. Darjeeling Tea, Banarasi Silk, Alphonso Mango, Nagpur Orange, Kanchipuram Saree, Kashmir Pashmina, and Mysore Sandalwood Oil are a few examples. These GI Tags represent the distinct characteristics and traditional workmanship connected with these items.


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