Geographical Identification (GI) tag for four traditional Bengali sweets

GI tag planned for four Bengali sweets

Question: Recently the West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Identification (GI) tag for four traditional sweets. Which of the following are included?
(a) Moa
(b) Sarpuria
(c) Sitabhog and Mihidana
(d) All of the Above
Ans (d)
Related facts:

  • The West Bengal government is planning to get Geographical Identification (GI) tag for four traditional sweets of the state with a view to protect them from imitations and for exporting them in future.
  • The four sweet meats for which GI tags are being sought are ‘Moa’ of Jainagar, ‘Sarpuria’ of Krishnagar, and ‘Sitabhog’ and ‘Mihidana’ of Burdwan.
  • A GI tag is given to products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin.
  • The GI tag is necessary for these items to protect them from cheap imitations. It will also help in preserving the quality.

Reference:
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/gi-tag-planned-for-four-bengali-sweets/article8269133.ece
http://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/government-plans-to-get-gi-tag-for-these-four-traditional-bengali-sweets-1279955
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/west-bengal-government-plans-to-get-gi-tag-for-4-traditional-bengali-sweets/articleshow/51075608.cms

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