GI Certification For 5 varieties Of Indian Coffee

The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India has recently awarded Geographical Indication (GI) to five varieties of Indian coffee.

They are:

  1. Coorg Arabica coffee,
  2. Wayanaad Robusta coffee,
  3. Chikmagalur Arabica coffee,
  4. Araku Valley Arabica coffee,
  5. Bababudangiris Arabica coffee.

In India, coffee is cultivated in about 4.54 lakh hectares by 3.66 lakh coffee farmers of which 98% are small farmers. Coffee cultivation is mainly done in the Southern States of India:

  1. Karnataka – 54%
  2. Kerala – 19%
  3. Tamil Nadu – 8%

Coffee is also grown in non-traditional areas like Andhra Pradesh and Odisha (17.2%) and North East States (1.8%).

Source- Press Information Bureau (PIB)

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