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GI tagged sweet dish Mihidana

  • Integrity Education, Delhi
  • 06, Oct 2021
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  • In an effort to promote indigenous & Geographical Identification (GI) tagged products, first consignment of GI tagged sweet dish Mihidana sourced from Bardhaman, West Bengal has been exported to the Kingdom of Bahrain.
  • In August, 2021, India Post released a special cover on West Bengal''s sweetmeats Mihidana and Sitabhog.
  • West Bengal’s Bardhaman got the GI tag for the century-old sweetmeats in 2017.

About GI Tag

  • A GI tag is a sign denoting a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
  • A GI tag can be issued for agricultural, natural or manufactured goods that have a unique quality, reputation or other characteristics attributable to its geographical origin.
  • GI, a form of intellectual property right (IPR), is distinct from other forms of IPR, as it ascribes the exclusivity to the community in a defined geography, rather than to an individual, as is in the case of trademarks and patents.
  • APEDA has been carrying out promotional activities to bring unique and GI certified products to the agricultural and processed food products export map of India.