Kolhapuris, the famous leather chappal, get GI tag
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 12:07 PM
Kolhapuris, the sturdy leather chappal that rose from its humble rural origins to occupy the high table of fashion globally, now has a Geographical Indication (GI) tag. The Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks has granted the GI tag for Kolhapuris to a large area in Maharashtra and Karnataka, covering four districts in each state.
WB govt wants GI tag for Kohitur mango, royal among king of fruits
Monday, June 25, 2018, 7:38 AM
The West Bengal government has applied for a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Kohitur mango, which was sold for Rs 1,500 a piece last season. The mango is believed to have been cultivated by a royal breeder named Hakim Ada Mohammadi at the behest of the last Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud-Daulah. The variety was reportedly only consumed by royals.