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What is Geographical Indication? Every Region’s Claim to Fame

What is Geographical Indication? Every Region’s Claim to Fame

National
Silao Khaja, a multilayered and crispy sweet Bihari dessert recently got the coveted GI (Geographical Indication) tag. The number of registered GIs in India has now become 330. This indicates a good future of Indian goods in the global market, as it marks Indian products on the world map. The interest in GIs has thrived in recent years. The most prominent reason for this is the obligations of WTO (World Trade Organization) to protect the GIs. Geographical Indication (GI), as the name suggests, is a sign indicative of a product’s geographical origin. It symbolizes the attributes, qualities, characteristics and reputation the product holds essentially due to its geographical place of production. Agricultural products typically have qualities that derive from their place of production
Vijay Jardhari of Beej Bajao Andolan Conferred Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

Vijay Jardhari of Beej Bajao Andolan Conferred Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar

Green Alert
Vijay Jardhari - one among the youth - captured during Dastkar at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi Vijay Jardhari of the Beej  Bajao Andolan from Uttarakhand, was one among the two individuals to be conferred with the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar (IGPP) 2009, declared on 5th June, the World Environment Day 2012. The IGPP Award was instituted in 1987 by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Government of India. This national level prize is named after the former Prime Minister of India late Smt. Indira Gandhi and is given each year to those individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions in the field of environment. It is the highest form of recognition for environmental protection work and is given to those who have made a mea
Green Leap Delhi: CM Sheila Dikshit Urges Citizens to Plant Million Trees This Monsoon

Green Leap Delhi: CM Sheila Dikshit Urges Citizens to Plant Million Trees This Monsoon

Green Alert
The Department of Environment (DoE), Govt. of NCT of Delhi is encouraging and inviting citizens of Delhi to come out and plant as many trees as possible during the ongoing monsoon season. Led by none other than Delhi Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit, the campaign is using an interactive online blogging platform to reach out to citizens and inspire them to green the capital city. Delhi Greens participated in the tree plantation activity adjacent to Rajghat with Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dikshit last week as part of the Green Leap Delhi campaign of the DoE.  The event was joined by large number of students, teachers and citizens from all walks of life. The Chief Minister urged everyone present to take a pledge to plant trees and add to the greens of Delhi city. The ambitious “Green

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