Hyderabadi haleem will soon get GI tag

Hyderabadi haleem, the famous and nutritious dish available in Hyderabad during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan will soon get the Hyderabadi tag akin to Darjeeling tea, Banarasi silk and Tirupati laddoo. Once the Geographical Indicator (GI) tag is granted, haleem makers outside Hyderabad will not be able to sell their product as Hyderabadi haleem and even those within the city can claim the GI tag only if they meet the quality standards. “We are hopeful of getting the GI tag before the end of this Ramzan as we have qualified for the same,” S Ravi, patent manager and Intellectual Property consultant of Adhikari IP Consultants, said. Ravi, who filed the application on behalf of the Haleem Makers’ Association of Hyderabad, said the GI Registry of India office in Chennai carried an advertisement in its journal calling for objections, if any. “Since no objections were filed during the given time, we have qualified for the GI tag,” said Ravi.

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