Harmal Chillies, Moira bananas, Khaje of Goa gets GI tag
Goa’s traditional festive sweet dish ‘Khaje’, spicy Harmal Chilli, and Myndoli Banana (Moira Banana) has obtained Geographical Indication (GI) tag from the Geographical Indications Registry. Khaje got a GI tag under foodstuffs falling in Class-30 and Moira Banana under Class-31.
GI registration in India is administered by the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999 which came into force with effect from September 2003. A GI tag protects the produce from being illegally used and ensures benefits to the local growers’ community