Muzaffarpur’s Shahi Litchi Gets GI Tag

After huge efforts for a year, now Shahi Litchi of Muzaffarpur, Bihar has got official recognition as it receives the geographical indication (GI) tag. 
The sweet, pulpy and juicy Litchi of Bihar is mostly grown in Muzaffarpur, and adjoining areas including East Champaran, Vaishali, Samastipur, and Begusarai districts. The GI registration was done in the name of Litchi Growers Association of Bihar, who had applied for the tag. 
Source- The Telegraph

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • The first product to get a GI tag in India was the Darjeeling tea in 2004. There are a total of 325 products from India that carry this indication. 
  • Alphonso Mango of Maharashtra has recently got the Geographical Indication (GI) Tag.