Kandhamal Haladi gets the grant certificate for GI Tag

Bhubaneswar : Kandhamal Haladi is a famous spicein centrally located district ofOdisha predominantly inhabitated by SC & ST population. About 60% of the geographical area is hilly and with forest cover. This area is blessed with a congenial agro‐climatic condition for cultivation of various spices mainly turmeric, ginger, mustard and tamarind.
KandhamalHaladi (Turmeric)- App No:610 has been filed and facilitated for grant for GI Tag on (Grant certificateNo:344) by Dr. P. Karthigeyan from CTTC, Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India who has been authorized by DrBrindha, Collector of Kandhamal ( President of KASAM).
Due to its default organic nature, Industrial , medicinal value, other physical nad chemical characteristics with respect to other turmeric, Kandhamal turmeric has obtained the GI tag.
The benefits of GI Tag is to provide Livelihood support to the farmers and increase their socio economic status, to provide direct and Indirect Employment among the educated rural youth, For Better uplifment of tribals who form a majority of the district population, to promote Kandhamal turmeric with a Commercial identification, to attract Domestic and International Market by Boosting theExportandImportofTurmeric thereby enhancing the economy of the region

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