About 800 farmers in the region get the advantage of exclusive claims of a specific geographical origin and qualities under Intellectual Property Rights
The Queen pineapple of Tripura along with 12 other fruits and vegetables of the Northeast have received a geographical indication (GI) tag with the initiative of the North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation (NERAMAC).
Arunachal Orange, Mizo Chilli, Kachai Lemon, Khasi Mandarin, Tezpur Litchi, Sikkim Large Cardamom, Karbi Anglong Ginger, Naga Tree Tomato, ‘Chak-Hao’ Black Rice, Memang Narang, Dalle Khursani and Naga Sweet Cucumber have also got the GI tag.
The Ministry of Development of the North Eastern Region has facilitated the process of GI tagging and authorised about 800 farmers in the region to get the advantage of exclusive claims of a specific geographical origin and qualities under Intellectual Property Rights across the globe.
After NERAMAC, authorised these farmers, working in groups, to use its certifications, the decision is expected to boost the promotion of these unique products of the northeast in the international and domestic markets.
Tripura is producing the world-renowned Queen Pineapple – spiny, golden yellow in colour, with a distinctive aroma, and has high juice content, tanginess, and sweetness that sets it apart from the pineapples grown in the other Northeast states. The northern parts of Tripura are also producing the Kew verity pineapple, which is also juicy and sweet in taste but bigger in size till the middle of the monsoon.