Alphonsoes from Devgad, Sindhudurg get GI tag

The alphonsoes from Devgad and Sindhudurg have been given Geographical Indication tags. With this, the total number of GI tagged products in Maharashtra has risen to 25, the highest in the country.
A GI tag specifies the geographical location--like a town, a region, or a country--where the product is created. Devgad Taluka Mango Growers Cooperative Society ,which had filed for a GI tag in 2012, said that the process was a long one but they have finally got a verbal order from the GI registry .

DTMGCS comprises of close to 650 mango growers from Devgad. Every mango grower in Sindhudurg can use the GI tag now. Action can now be taken against those selling mangoes by falsely claiming that they are from mangoes Sindhudurg and Devgad.

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