Twelve products of Arunachal Pradesh granted GI Tag

Itanagar: CM Khandu congratulates all involved in preserving and promoting Arunachal’s cultural treasures

BY | Thursday, 25 January, 2024

Arunachal Pradesh is now the state from the Northeast with the highest number of Geographical Indication (GI) Tags after twelve more products received the coveted tag from the Department of Industry Promotion and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The State now has 20 products that has the GI Tag.

This was announced by Chief Minister Pema Khandu in a post on X on Wednesday where he hailed the news as “Momentous milestone for Arunachal Pradesh!” Khandu also said that the achievement is “recognition to the diligent efforts of diverse communities of Arunachal Pradesh, who have preserved their old-age unique products and tradition with pride.”

The CM also congratulated all involved in preserving and promoting Arunachal’s cultural treasures.

The twelve products that received the esteemed Tag are textile of Tai Khamti, Apatani, Monpa, Nyishi, Galo and Adi tribes, Adi Apong, Dao (Machete), Angnyat Millet, Monpa Handmade Paper, Singpho Phalap (Tea), Marua Apo (Marua Millet Beverage).

Arunachal Pradesh’s Handmade Carpet, Wancho Wood Craft, and Adi Kekir (Ginger) had also earned the GI Tag on 4th January this year.

Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Chowna Mein also expressed his happiness and pride on the occasion. “We’ll continue to nurture and celebrate our indigenous wonders, fostering prosperity among our talented local artisans and hardworking farmers who contribute to our cultural tapestry as well as regional economy,” he asserted.

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