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Odisha’s Kandhamal Haladi has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

Chennai:1/04/19: Odisha’s Kandhamal Haladi, a special variety of turmeric that is indigenous to the region, has got the Geographical Indication (GI) tag.

Famous for its medicinal properties, the quintessential turmeric is the main cash crop of tribal people in Kandhamal district of Odisha.

As per reports, Kandhamal Apex Spices Association for Marketing, based at the district headquarter town of Phulbani, had moved for registration ‘Kandhamal Haldi’ which was accepted under sub-section (1) of Section 13 of the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.

The spice has been named after the district as it is being cultivated in the region for centuries and is also known to have medicinal values. Kandhamal Haladi cultivation is environmentally resilient having low risk and high productivity. The crop is sustainable in adverse climatic conditions.

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