Kandhamal Haldi Gets Geographical Indications Tag

‘Kandhamal Haldi’, a variety of turmeric indigenous to southern Odisha, has earned the Geographical indication (GI) tag from Intellectual Property India, an organization functioning under the auspices of the Union ministry of commerce & industry.

The recognition coincided with the state’s Foundation Day (Utkal Divas). Kandhamal in Odisha’s southern hinterland is famed for its turmeric. The agricultural product also stands out for its healing properties and arresting aroma.

Source: Business Standard

Static/Current Takeaways Important for LIC AAO Exam:

  • Odisha, on April 1, 1936, was carved out as a separate state in the then British India on a linguistic identity.
  • Odisha CM: Naveen Patnaik, Governor: Ganeshi Lal.

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